7th Annual Singer-Songwriter of Cape May Conference Returns March 28-29

CAPE MAY — The 7th annual Singer-Songwriter of Cape May Conference & Showcase will be held March 28-29, 2014 at the historic Congress Hall and select live music venues in Cape May.

Over 80 music industry professionals and 150 acts and artists will participate in the weekend conference. The conference features two afternoons of music business panels, workshops, mentoring and keynotes for musicians, students and registered guests. At night, the acts and artists showcase new music at eighteen Cape May live music venues. All showcase performances are free and open to the public after 7:00 pm.

The 2014 SS Cape May showcase venues are: Aleathea’s Restaurant at The Inn of Cape May, Cabanas Beach Bar, Carney’s & Carney’s Other Room, Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May, Elaine’s & Elaine’s Dinner Theater, Jackson Mountain Café, Lucky Bones Backwater Grill, Marq’s Pub at Marquis de Lafayette, Merion Inn, The Mad Batter, Pilot House, Ugly Mug and the Brown Room, Boiler Room and the Grand Ballroom of Congress Hall.

Keynote speakers and featured performers for 2014 include Melissa Ferrick (Boston, MA) on Friday, March 28 and Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root on Saturday, March 29. The Keynotes are at 5:15 pm for conference attendees and the public performances are after 8:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom of Congress Hall. Advance tickets are $15.00
and all ages are permitted to attend.

For tickets and more Singer-Songwriter of Cape May conference and showcase information visit: http://www.sscapemay.com.

Meet the Keynote Speakers:
Melissa Ferrick (Boston, MA)
Melissa Ferrick will deliver the Friday, March 28 Musical Keynote at the 7th annual Singer-Songwriter of Cape May and be the featured performer in the Grand Ballroom of Congress Hall after 8 pm.

Melissa Ferrick is back – with her first self-produced album since 2004, ‘the truth” is a raw, rootsy record set to a sweeping Americana/alt-country soundtrack that layers pedal steel guitars and background harmonies into some of the lushest, brightest songs of her 20-year career. Melissa, an eight-time Boston Music Award winner and signed with NY-based MPress Records and released Still Right Here (2011). The album debuted on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Charts, won an 8th annual International Acoustic Music Award (IAMA) and garnered two Independent Music Award (IMA) nominations.

Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root (Pittsburgh, PA)
Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root will deliver the Saturday, March 29, 2014 Musical Keynote at the 7th annual Singer-Songwriter of Cape May and be the featured performer in the Grand Ballroom of Congress Hall after 8 pm.

Rusted Root, the multi-platinum sextet out of Pittsburgh, evolved around front-man Michael Glabicki’s distinct sound and grew into a musical entity that has thrived in a non-genre specific category all its own. In addition to the two decades with Rusted Root, Glabicki is exploring new sounds and opening new doors with his solo carrer. Glabicki currently routes his solo tours around the Rusted Root schedule, and he is also working on a brand new solo album that is scheduled for release in 2014. His solo dates and new music are extensions of his creative talent, and will inspire all those who participate.

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