Songwriters Showcase at the Smithsonian

Produced by The Smithsonian Associates, Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW) and BMI Supporting Organizations – WAMA, NSAI, BSA, DC Cabaret Network

October 27, 2009

Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, (14th & Constitution NW, DC)

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

SAW members and other supporting organizations get the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program member rate of $15 — use SAW promotion code of 181573; you can purchase up to 4 tickets at this rate.  Students, $10, General Public, $20. No handling charge.  Telephone purchase: Call 202-633-3030 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm ($3 nonrefundable handling fee).

Please come to support the 12 performing artists, our finalists, and all the artists who will make this a very special event.  You will be a part of a big night for the songwriters’ community.  Our MC, Keith Killgo (former drummer for Blackbyrds – “Walkin’ In Rhythm”) will interview our guest artist Lamont Dozier, legendary Motown songwriter for The Supremes, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson, and Marvin Gaye.  Lamont Dozier will perform some of his favorite songs. Check out his work:

2nd Open Mic Added in October! — By Popular Demand

mic_guy_yi30 We’ve added ANOTHER open mic to the October lineup! It’s this Monday, October 12, 2009, at the Warehouse Theater, with Reenie Codelka at the piano. $15 suggested donation.

1021 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Sign up at 7:45 p.m.  Singing starts at 8 p.m.

October Newsletter is Now Available

newsletterIn case you didn’t get your copy in your email, the DC Cabaret Network’s October 2009 newsletter is now available on our web site. Get all the latest info on the cabaret scene in Washington, D.C. with our monthly newsletter.

Did You Attend our John Bucchino Songbook Salon?

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If the answer is yes, please consider sharing your thoughts and impressions in the comments section of this blog post. We’d love to hear from you, and we think the greater internet world of cabaret would love to hear from you, too. Just click on the “Leave a Comment” or “Comments” section below and tell us about your experience.

Next Open Mic — Monday, October 26th

microphone We’re continuing our Open Mic run at Stars Bistro and Bar on Monday, October 26, 2009, at 8 p.m. Peter Darling will be at the piano. Stars is located at

2120 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20037

Please try to arrive by 7:45 to sign-up and review music with Peter Darling. It’s affordable and fun! Come on out and support cabaret in Washington, while enjoying good food and drink.