2024 Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival, Music Awards & Conference
The 2024 Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival, Music Awards and Conference will be held from Feb. 16-18, 2024, and will feature international, national and regionally renowned songwriters during a two-day event, hosting an array of concerts, workshops, and other songwriting-related events — kicking off with an opening night showcase on Friday, Feb. 16, and running through late evening Sunday, Feb. 18.
Events will take place in downtown Corpus Christi, giving festival-goers, and visiting songwriters alike, the opportunity to see all that our beautiful city has to offer.
This year, the #CCSongwritersFestival boasts an impressive line-up of nearly 40 songwriters. The official lineup will be announced soon.
Awards Ceremony Brunch
On Sunday, Feb. 18, an Awards Ceremony Brunch will be held, with awards given to local and regional songwriters and performers nominated by our community and CCSW Board of Directors (who will not be eligible for nominations) and judged by a non-partial / outside Jury. Awards Ceremony & Brunch are an exclusive event open to VIP Ticketholders and Festival Performers. Tickets will be available SOON.
- Songwriter of the Year
- Lyricist of the Year
- Melody of the Year
- Presenting the 2023 Corpus Christi Songwriters Hall-of-Fame Honorees and announcing our two 2023 Inductees.
- Best of Fest Award, to be announced at the end of the festival.
Songwriting Workshops & Seminars
This year, four songwriting workshops will be hosted throughout the fest, two on Saturday, Feb. 17, and two more on Sunday, Feb. 18. Full Schedule will be announced soon.
More on Corpus Christi Songwriters:
Corpus Christi Songwriters (CCSW) is dedicated to providing resources, education and a springboard for local songwriters in the Corpus Christi area.
Founded in 2014, CC Songwriters hosts several events throughout the year – including In The Rounds (an open stage for original music only) the second Sunday of EVERY MONTH at EXECUTIVE SURF CLUB, Workshops and Retreats throughout the year, and the Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival, Music Awards & Conference, held every February.
Corpus Christi Songwriters is a pending 501(c)3 Texas nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources, education and a springboard for local songwriters in the Corpus Christi area. Founded in 2014, CC Songwriters hosts several events throughout the year – including In The Rounds (an Open Stage for original music only) the second Sunday of EVERY MONTH at Executive Surf Club; Presents: Showcases every quarter months at various venues; Workshops and Retreats throughout the year, and the Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival, held every February.
CC Songwriters: Mission – To promote, foster, and enhance original music in the Coastal Bend.
Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival – Since 2018, the Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival has brought in hundreds of songwriters for a multi-day event spread across multiple venues in downtown Corpus Christi, featuring song swap showcases, headliners such as Ben Kweller, Walt Wilkins, Ian Moore, Susan Gibson, Adam & Chris Carroll; workshops, panels, and awards ceremonies.
CC Songwriters: In The Rounds – Corpus Christi Songwriters has been on a mission to spread the interest in original music around Corpus Christi and its surrounding areas. Partnering with Executive Surf Club, the Corpus Christi Songwriters “In The Rounds” create an intimate environment welcoming new and seasoned songwriters to share their songs with an attentive and engaged audience. Invited guest songwriters host each month. The format is simple: each songwriter is allowed to perform two songs (they can be new songs, or old songs, but they must be ORIGINAL songs). Once everyone has shared their songs, stories and inspirations behind them, the cycle will begin again.
CC Songwriters Presents: Showcases Dedicated to spotlighting some of the best, daring and unique original music, CCSW invites 4-5 regional songwriters to perform every quarter, rotating between various venues in Corpus Christi – to spotlight the best live music venues in the Coastal Bend.
CC Songwriters: Workshops – Our organization hosts or partners with several workshops throughout the year, including in February – during the annual Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival. These workshops focus on the educational side of our mission, and run the gamut from craft, business, networking, and everything in between.
CC Songwriters: Retreat – Beginning in 2024, our organization will host one Songwriting Retreat in the fall of each year – kicking off on Thursday evening and running through Sunday. The retreat will operate as an artist’s haven, and be all-inclusive with meals, lodging and writing materials included in the ticket price.
2023 CC Songwriters Board
Vice President, Founder, Festival Chair
Abby Janca Wieland