Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Collin County Songwriters Association News for April 8, 2009

Collin County Songwriters Association News

Rockin’ the Park ’09—Saturday, April 18th!!! Watch the video trailer here. The CCSA explodes back into the “free concert business” with the return of Rockin’ the Park—after a one-year hiatus. The Frisco Parks and Recreation Department has worked closely with the association again this year to ensure a success. The event has moved to Warren Sports Complex at 7599 Eldorado Parkway in Frisco. Seminars, demonstrations, and the Backstage Open Mic start in the main pavilion at 12:30, the main show starts at 4:30 and goes to 9:30. Overflow parking will be across Eldorado at St. Francis Catholic Church.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring one canned food item per person for the Frisco Family Services food bank. The Frisco Soccer Association is running their food drive at the park the same day, and the CCSA is joining efforts to help restock the shelves. Bring chairs, a blanket, food and drink (no alcohol) to enjoy a great afternoon in the park.

CCSA members will play on the open mic stage. The big stage will feature Tredway and Friends, Rory Don Moore, The Foundation, U4IX (pronounced Euphorics), and The 8-Tracks. The music ranges from Americana, Texana, contemporary, blues, rock and children-oriented originals, to fun good-time cover tunes. Sponsors include Anderson Guitar Gallery, Neighborhood Arts and Music, and sound reinforcement/engineering is provided by Subzero Sound.

Yes, we know Jimmy Buffet is playing on this date—and we love him, too. But if you’d rather take your family to an event that isn’t “under the influence,” this is your ticket! ;-)

Tons of CCSA Videos are up on the CCSA’s hyper-local social networking site. Go to to check out the fun and eclectic collection. There are a number of videos from the Drury University sound stage/media department in Springfield, Missouri that were shot last November and have just been released.

Dallas Songwriters Association has a showcase at 7PM on April 9 at The Filling Station, 19009 Preston, in Dallas. The host is DSA President, Steve Sullivan.

Tredway and Friends at Chautauqua, April 11, 2009 from 7pm to 10pm – Getzendaner Park Songwriters Saturday at Chautauqua auditorium, many songwriters, nice open air park setting, 100+year old bldg. Admission free bring the kids, picnic and listen to some Texas Singer/songwriters. Other appearances include Ennis at the Bluebonnet Festival, April 19th, The Outrigger Restaurant and Grill in Palacios, Texas, May 1st and 2nd, and 8pm at Dunn Bros. Addison on April 18th—right after Rockin’ the Park.

Andy Howell invites everyone to join him for an evening of music and stories, readings, musings and what have you this Friday, April 10 at Frosted Java. Frosted Java is at 3685 Preston a couple of blocks behind Stonebriar Mall. It's on the N.W. corner of Preston and Warren.


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