Second Monday Songwriter Showcases 2022

Sanctuary Coffeehouse at 5447 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

  • Six (or more) songwriters performing original songs in a relaxed, coffeehouse atmosphere.
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and good cheer are included.
  • $10 suggested donation at the door for the public and guests.
  • Party starters who bring snacks and pot luck will not be denied.
  • All genres and styles welcome.

Curated by Host Hannah Frank

For Audiences:

  • Listening and thinking environment: bring a journal or write down you next best idea on the nearest napkin.
  • Bring old friends and meet new ones.
  • Audience members are encouraged to turn off phones and enjoy the chance to be “in the moment!”

For Musicians:

  • Sets are 20 minutes (4-5 tunes).
  • Booking is in advance, email hannahfrankmusic@gmail.com.
  • There is full PA on site with monitors, microphones, cables, etc.
  • Donations at door: 50% is divided equally among the acts
  • If you have a shorter or longer set, a set time can be customized, just ask!
  • You are trusted to show up around 6:45 PM, or at least 30 minutes before your act, and stay for the duration of the show if you can.
  • Primarily for solo acts, but duos are OK too!

What makes the showcase unique:

Feedback

It provides a format for artists to give and get feedback from fellow artists, which is valuable in this time of social media and decentralization of the craft of songwriting as it is eclipsed by branding, hype and popularity contests. What makes a song great? What could be better? What are your artistic strengths and how do people hear your tunes? Audience members and fellow musicians alike are invited to optionally provide anonymous feedback to artists (hand-written old school!) if they choose.

Or, just sit back and enjoy the show!

Set Times & Line-Up

January 10th, 2022

Set times are approximate and time for changeover is allotted. 

7:00 PM:  ___Hannah Frank___

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8:55 PM: _________________

Febrary 14th, 2022

Set times are approximate and time for changeover is allotted. 

7:00 PM:  ________________

7:25 PM: _________________

7:50 PM: _________________

8:15 PM: _________________

8:30 PM: _________________

8:55 PM: _________________

March 14th, 2022

Set times are approximate and time for changeover is allotted. 

7:00 PM:  ________________

7:25 PM: _________________

7:50 PM: _________________

8:15 PM: _________________

8:30 PM: _________________

8:55 PM: _________________

For booking, email hannahfrankmusic@gmail.com.

 

Bonus: Resource & Inspiration Share

This showcase provides a format to share resources for songwriters and musicians, as well as inspiring quotes and mindsets. Just write them down and put them in the Idea Tin (yes, it’s a tin) and then those will be sent out to all of the performers by email after the show! You just might learn something new!