South Louisiana Songwriters Festival is May 21-26

Six stages. Two venues. More than 40 performances. The South Louisiana Songwriters Festival and Workshop (SOLO) is a first-of-its-kind celebration of songwriting from beginning to end. Writers will collaborate for four days, then debut their creations over the next two days of the festival. In addition to playing and singing these works, artists will let the audience in on their processes, thoughts, and inspirations. SOLO is a true behind-the-scenes look at the “stories behind the stories”.


Blue Moon Saloon and Guesthouse and Warehouse 535 will house the events of SOLO.

Both venues are located in the Freetown neighborhood in downtown Lafayette. 

In the ’20s and ’30s, Freetown was home to Good Hope Hall, one of America’s great jazz halls. Regular performers included legendary jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong.