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Acoustic Friday’s Songwriting Challenge

  • Date: August 07, 2020 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  
  • Location: MCL Grand
    100 N. Charles
    Lewisville, Texas 75057
  • Introduction: Theme: Reunion and New Beginnings

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, Friday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m. at Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N Charles Street.

Each challenge has a theme, and August’s participants are asked to write and perform their songs using the themes "Reunion” and/or “New Beginnings.” After having to hold the May 2020 challenge virtually, the Acoustic Fridays group is excited to reunite and perform for a live audience again.

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!

The event is free and open to the public. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and ends when all songwriters have performed.

For the safety of our visitors, artists, and staff, the MCL Grand has implemented new protocols and restrictions. We encourage all visitors to read these guidelines before coming to the MCL Grand. Please note that event presenters may implement additional measures beyond what is required by the building. Contact the event presenter if you have specific questions on their policies.


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