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Eric Smith Songwriting Challenge

For this challenge, songwriters are asked to write and perform a song on the theme of “Mom,” “Mama,” “Ma,” or whatever you affectionately call your Mother.

Calling all songwriters! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the stage, you’re invited to join Acoustic Fridays (sponsored by the Visual Art League) for its quarterly Eric Smith Songwriting Challenge. This free event takes place in the MCL Grand’s intimate Black Box Theater and provides an opportunity for singer-songwriters – and listeners! – to experience the courageous and exquisite beauty of original songwriting.

Come to perform:

For this challenge, songwriters are asked to write and perform a song on the theme of “Mom,” “Mama,” “Ma,” or whatever you affectionately call your Mother.

Participating songwriters may perform their songs on acoustic instruments (amplified acoustic guitars are OK) or a cappella. We encourage solo performances, but songwriters may have an accompanist, also playing an acoustic instrument. The exception to the acoustic instrument rule is keyboard or electric bass is allowed.

There are no prizes and only two rules: Songs must be written specifically for this challenge and must be debuted at the event. The challenge starts at 7 p.m., though we encourage performers to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to select a performance slot on the sign-up sheet. Invite your friends and family to attend – rain or shine!

Come to listen:
The event is free and open to the public. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and ends when all songwriters have performed. Make it an evening in Old Town Lewisville by having dinner at one of the restaurants across from Wayne Ferguson Plaza.