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Local artists get their chance to showcase their talent after Songwriters Workshop at the Festival

A Songwriters Workshop will start the day Saturday, May 4, at the Daytona State College Palm Coast Amphitheater as part of the Palm Coast Songwriters Festival. The Songwriters Workshop offers local and/or aspiring songwriters the opportunity to hear from some of the very best songwriters in America as they share best practices and answer questions from the audience. Your admission to the workshop is included with a ticket to the Songwriters Festival on Saturday.


Following the Songwriters Workshop, three local songwriters will take the stage to kick off the day’s performances with a one-hour round; taking turns telling their stories behind their songs and performing them. Local songwriters performing Saturday include:


· Taylor Phillips, a senior at Mantanzas High School who is dual enrolled at Daytona State College

· Michael Scerbo from Palm Coast

· Damon Pullias from Satellite Beach


Following their performance, festival attendees will be treated to 11 award-winning songwriters performing for a music-filled day.


The Palm Coast Songwriters Festival, which is May 3-5, will bring to the area 14 award-winning singers/songwriters to share their stories and perform some of their most popular songs. Unlike other musical festivals where audience members listen to song after song from a full band, the Palm Coast Songwriters Festival provides a unique, more intimate experience between the artist and the listener as the songwriters will often share the meaning behind their lyrics. This 3-day event allows the audience to go ‘behind the curtain’ and see the faces, listen to the voices and hear the stories behind some of the most popular songs of yesteryear and playing on the radio today.


The festival is at two outdoor venues – Daytona State College Palm Coast Amphitheater May 3-4, and the Palm Coast Arts Foundation stage May 5. At both venues there is a covered area, and the show will go on rain or shine. Coolers, firearms and pets are not permitted at the venues. Refreshments, including beer and wine, will be available to purchase at the event. The Daytona State College Palm Coast Amphitheater is located at 3000 Palm Coast Parkway SE, Palm Coast, Florida 32137. The Palm Coast Arts Foundation stage is located at 1500 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, Florida 32164.


Tickets are on sale now and include single day as well as a three-day VIP Gold package that includes dinner Friday evening and an after-show meet and greet with the writers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Daytona State College Foundation and the Palm Coast Arts Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at www.PalmCoastSongwritersFestival.com.


The revised schedule for the weekend includes:


Friday, May 3: 6 to 10 p.m. – Gates open at 4:30 p.m. at Daytona State College Palm Coast Amphitheater


6 to 7:50 p.m.

Jim Collins, Leslie Satcher, Stephony Smith and Chris Wallin


8 to 10 p.m.

Jeffrey Steele and Anthony Smith


Three-day VIP Gold ticket holders will be provided dinner beginning at 5:15 p.m. and treated to a Meet and Greet with the writers/artists after the show. Attendees should arrive early, so they are seated by 6 p.m. At the venue there is a covered area, and the show will go on rain or shine. Coolers, firearms and pets are not allowed at the venue. Refreshments, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase.

Saturday, May 4: 1 to 10 p.m. – Gates open at 12:45 p.m. at Daytona State College Palm Coast Amphitheater


1:15 to 1:55 p.m.

Songwriter Panel Discussion with Local Songwriters and students aspiring to become Songwriters


2 to 2:55 p.m.

Local/Florida Songwriter Round featuring Taylor Phillips, Michael Scerbo and Damon Pullias


3 to 4:05 p.m.

James Slater and Leslie Satcher

4:15 to 6 p.m.

Jim Collins, Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe

6:10 to 8 p.m.

Lee Thomas Miller, Stephony Smith and Kylie Shackley

8:10 to 10 p.m.

Anthony Smith, Chris Wallin and Tyler Reeve


The Palm Coast Songwriters Festival continues with writers/artists taking the stage at the Daytona State College Palm Coast Amphitheater and performing award-winning songs throughout the day. At the venue there is a covered area, and the show will go on rain or shine. Coolers, firearms and pets are not allowed at the venue. Refreshments, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase.

Sunday, May 5: 1 to 5 p.m. – Gates open at noon at Palm Coast Arts Foundation Stage


1 to 5:15 p.m.

Thom Shepherd, Coley McCabe and Lee Thomas Miller (1 to 2:45 p.m.)

Jesse Rice and Brett Jones (2:50 to 4:20 p.m.)

James Slater (4:25 to 5:15 p.m.)

Join us in celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation stage as artists/writers perform award-winning songs during the final day of the Palm Coast Songwriters Festival. At the venue there is a covered area, and the show will go on rain or shine. Coolers, firearms and pets are not allowed at the venue. Refreshments, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase.

*Schedule is subject to change”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.PalmCoastSongwritersFestival.com, and connect with us at PalmCoastSongFest on Facebook and Instagram and PalmCoastFest on Twitter. #PalmCoastSongFest

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