SVSA Past Events


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Past Events 2017

  • 3rd Street Coffeehouse 30th Anniversary Concert
    When: April 22, 2017, 5:00pm
    Where: 3rd Street Coffeehouse, corner of Mountain Ave and 3rd Street, Roanoke
  • Meeting - Workshop: "Are You Feeling Your Own Tune?"
    When: Mar 22, 2017, 7:00pm
  • Concert - The Pipers (Barbara and Lauren Piper)
    When: Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 8:00pm
    Where: Antique Blue, 12 East Campbell, Roanoke VA.
  • Meeting
    When: Feb 22, 2017, 7:00pm

  • Meeting
    When: Jan 25, 2017, 7:00pm


Past Events 2016

  • Holiday Dinner and Open Mic
    When: Sunday Dec 4, 2016, 2-6pm
    Where: Antique Blue - 12 Campbell Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • Meeting - Workshop: What Makes This Popular Country Song Work?
    When: Nov 16, 2016, 7:00pm (Note: moved up one week due to Thanksgiving)

  • Concert - Vance Gilbert
    When: Sun, Nov 13, 2016, 2pm
    Where: P. Buckley Moss Art Gallery, 223 Gilbert St. Blacksburg, VA

  • Meeting
    When: Oct 26, 2016, 7:00pm

  • Concert and workshop - Muriel Anderson
    When: Sun, Oct 23, 2016
    Where: Antique Blue, 12 East Campbell Ave, Roanoke

  • Meeting
    When: Sep 28, 2016, 7:00pm
  • SVSA Songwriter's Showcase
    When: Sep 16, 2016, 7:00pm
    Where: 3rd Street Coffeechouse, 3rd St and Mountain Ave, Roanoke

  • House Concert - Garnet Rogers
    Hosts: Deborah and Dale Hamilton
    When: Sep 7, 2016, 5pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Copyright
    When: Aug 24, 2016, 7:00pm

  • House Concert - Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield
    When: Jul 30, 2016, 5pm

  • Meeting - Workshops: How I Wrote That Song, Vocalizers: An Overview
    When: Jul 27, 2016, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshops: Song that Inspired, Tips for Writing a Bridge
    When: Jun 22, 2016, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Tour of the Jefferson Center
    When: May 25, 2016, 7:00pm
    Our first meeting in the L.L. Rice Room at the Jefferson Center
  • Meeting and Workshop:
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          by Matt Gibson, Host of the Kingdom of Rock podcast for musicians
          kingdomofrock.com, matt@gingdomofrock.com>
    When: Apr 27, 2016, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Chord Tricks - the V chord
    When: Mar 23, 2016, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Ideas to Get You Started
    When: Feb 24, 2016, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Tribute to Glen Frey (of The Eagles)
    When: Jan 27, 2016, 7:00pm


Past Events - 2015

  • Holiday Dinner and Open Mic
    When: Dec 6, 2015

  • Meeting
    When: Nov 18, 2015, 7:00pm

  • Meeting
    When: Oct 28, 2015, 7:00pm

  • Meeting
    When: Sep 23, 2015, 7:00pm

  • Songwriting Workshop - Sally Barris
    When: Sept 20, 2015, 1-4pm

  • House Concert - Sally Barris
    When: Sept 19, 2015, 7:30pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Pic and Bio for PR
    When: Aug 26, 2015, 7:00pm
  • Songwriters Night at the IDEGO CoffeeHouse
    When: Aug 7, 2015, 6-7pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Copyright
    When: Jul 22, 2015, 7:00pm

  • SVSA Songwriters Showcase
    When: Jul 17, 2015, 7:00pm

  • Concerts @ Ginger Hill - Kate Campbell
    Your hosts: Deborah and Dale Hamilton
    When: Jul 9, 2015, Potluck 6pm, Concert 7pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Analysis of a Melody
    When: Jun 24, 2015, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: ReverbNation: An Overview
    When: May 27, 2015, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Chords 101 - An Introduction to Chords
    When: Apr 22, 2015, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Co-Writing/Collaborating
    When: Mar 25, 2015, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: What makes this pro song work?
    We will critique songs submitted to the "Song Form" Challenge
    When: Feb 25, 2015, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Ways to Generate Song Ideas
    When: Jan 28, 2015, 7:00pm

Past Events


  • For SVSA Members and guests: Holiday Dinner and Song Circle
    When: Sat Dec 13, 2014

  • Songwriters from SW VA
    Sponsored by the Smith Mountain Arts Council
    When: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 - 7pm

  • Meeting - Election of Board for 2015
    When: Nov 19, 2014, 7:00pm (Meeting moved up one week due to Thanksgiving)

  • Meeting - Workshop: Working the Soundboard
    When: Oct 22, 2014, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Common Song Forms
    When: Sep 24, 2014, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Funny Songs
    When: Aug 27, 2014, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: The Songwriting of Roy Orbison
    When: Jul 23, 2014, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Song Writing Contests
    When: Jun 25, 2014, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Collaborating
    When: May 28, 2014, 7:00pm

  • SVSA Songwriters Showcase
    When: Fri, May 16, 2014, 7:30pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: I-IV-V Can You Hear It Now?
    When: Apr 23, 2014, 7:00pm

  • Meeting - Workshop: Copyright (Larry Helms)
    When: Mar 26, 2014, 7:00pm
  • Al Petteway & Amy White...with Jack Phillips: Celtic Appalachian Folk Night
    Sponsor: Smith Mountain Arts Council
    When: Feb 28, 2014
  • Meeting - Workshop: Making a Release Quality CD (David Simpkins)
    When: Feb 26, 2014, 7:00pm
  • House Concert: Sally Barris and Don Henry
    When: Sun, Feb 9, 2014, 7:00pm
  • Meeting - Workshop: On Being the Bookbag Santa Musician in Belize
    When: Jan 22, 2014, 7:00pm
  • Performance Workshop for SVSA Members
    When: Sat Jan 11, 2014, 12 noon - 5pm

Past Events 2013

  • For SVSA Members: Holiday Dinner and Song Circle
    When: Dec 7, 2013, 7:00pm
  • Nov Meeting - Elections for 2014
    When: Nov 20, 2013, 7:30pm (Meeting moved up one week due to Thanksgiving)

  • Oct Meeting - Workshop: Performance (Tips for becoming a better performer)
    When: Oct 23, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Sep Meeting - Workshop: "Play for Free?" Discussion led by Marc Baskind
    When: Sep 25, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Aug Meeting - Workshop: Survey of Portable Recording Devices
    When: Aug 28, 2013, 7:30pm

  • SVSA Songwriters Showcase
    When: Aug 2, 2013, 7:30pm

  • SVSA Songwriters Showcase
    Sponsor: Friends of the Bedford Public Library
    When: July 20, 2013, 7:30pm
    Where: Bedford Library, Bedford, VA

  • July Meeting
    When: July 24, 2013, 7:30pm

  • Concerts @ Ginger Hill - DOUG GILL & LYNN LANGHAM
    When: July 19, 2013, 6pm
    Where: 1429 Falling Branch Road, Christiansburg, VA 24073

  • June Meeting - Workshop: Mike DeGiorgi and Mike Franke, "The Tao of Done"
    When: June 26, 2013, 7:30pm

  • May Meeting - Workshop: Kerry Grombacher, "Finding the Story in the Picture"
    When: May 22, 2013, 7:30pm