Photo courtesy of the Ozone Music Foundation

Mandeville songwriter festival to feature more than 70 performers

St. Tammany Parish will be the site of the inaugural Ozone Songwriter Festival, a two-day event spotlighting singer-songwriters organized by the Ozone Music Foundation.

O3-SquareCMYKMore than 70 performers will be featured on three stages for the Mandeville affair, which is spearheaded by Louisiana native, Greg Barnhill. The singer-songwriter is known for such songs as “Walkaway Joe,” “Spirit of Louisiana” and “Bless You Boys.” Barnhill is now Nashville based and, as such, the festival is being described as “a Nashville-style songwriter circle music festival covering three stages at the Old Rail, the Mandeville Trailhead and Lafitte St. Market.”

Regional and national songwriters will perform, though details on a lineup have yet to be announced. In fact, the festival is accepting applications from artists interested in performing. Songwriters are also encouraged to enter the songwriter’s contest. The winner will perform his or her original song at the festival.

“The City of Mandeville is pleased to welcome the Ozone Songwriter Music Festival to our city.  The festival will expose visitors to our wonderful city as well as offer a free music festival highlighting original music from local and regional songwriters,” said Mayor of Mandeville Donald Villere in a press release.

The Ozone Songwriter Festival is a free event and is currently seeking businesses and groups interested in sponsoring. The Ozone Music Foundation provides both children and adults with music education and support their endeavors in songwriting and other careers within the music industry.

For more information, including how to apply as a performer or sponsor, click here.