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Songwriters Festival Coming to St. Petersburg

By JON WILSON, Consulting Editor, TB Reporter

The festival includes workshops and an international songwriting contest.

ST. PETERSBURG — A musical extravaganza with emphasis on songwriting opens in St. Petersburg on Feb. 9 and runs through Feb. 14. It features widely known performers, musical workshops conducted by experts and a songwriting contest open to anyone.

Among those scheduled to attend the Sunshine City Songfest are wide-ranging singer, novelist and humorist Kinky Friedman; musician and writer Nerissa Nields; one-woman band Zoe Lewis; popular folk musicians Cliff Eberhardt and Louise Mosrie;  and Grammy-winning Patti Griffin with Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell.

Deadline for entering the songwriting contest is Feb. 8.

Presented by the Craftsman House Gallery, venues include the Palladium, the Mahaffey Theater, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Hideaway Café, the Ale and Witch, the Old Key West Bar and Grill, and the Craftsman Gallery itself.

For tickets, rules for the contest and other information, visit . Hurry if you want to see Friedman, known as the Jewish cowboy. His early show at the Craftsman is sold out and just tickets remain for his second show.

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