The 3-day event culminates in a Songwriter Showcase on Saturday, June 3 at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab on Sheridan Ave. in Bricktown. Using a format frequently used in Nashville, these “writer round” performances allow each songwriter the opportunity to perform one of their original songs, often made popular by chart-topping artists, and tell stories of how the songs were created.
Says festival founder Zac Maloy, “In a venue this size, it’s like having a handful of songwriters in your living room, talking about how we wrote each song, then performing that song live. As songwriters, we enjoy the interaction with the crowd and are excited to be back in Oklahoma City. As a native Oklahoman, it’s especially gratifying to see how the Oklahoma music scene continues to grow and thrive.”
A short clip from the 2016 Oklahoma Songwriters Festival, featuring Marcus Hummon performing "Bless the Broken Road."