2018 Schedule Sept 12—16, 2018
MVSF Workshop Snapshot:
*Pre-writing and Preparing to Win: Overcome the blank page and find your best ideas again and again.
*Connecting to Your Listener: Give them a reason to care about your song.
*Developing Your Song Idea: Turn your best ideas into your best songs.
*Swinging for a Hit: Give your song its best chance to succeed in the commercial marketplace.
*Writing with Powerful Imagery: Make your song come to life for the listener.
*Co-writing Like the Pros: Maximize every co-writing opportunity.
WEDNESDAY ~ September 12, 2018
7:30PM— Behind the Curtain With the Nashville Hitmakers Show at
Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
THURSDAY ~ September 13, 2018
2PM – 4:00PM— Harbor Cruise at Rowe Wharf, Boston MA
Thursday Music Schedule
7:30PM— Rising Stars Full Acoustic and Full Band Show at Loretta’s Last Call
FRIDAY ~ SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
Early Morning— Transportation to Steamship Authority (Woods Hole)
or Island Queen (Falmouth)
9:00AM or 10:30AM— Island Queen Ferry Departs from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs
10:45AM— Steamship Authority Ferry departs from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven
(You Must Make One of These Options)
11:30AM – 1:00PM— Transportation to Housing/Unpack
1:00PM— LUNCH and BEACH/SIGHTSEEING
or other weather-pending activity
6:30PM— WELCOME BBQ
LOCATION: 279 Pond Road West Tisbury, MA 02575
7:30PM— Introduction Session/ Q&A with Hit Writers
Followed by Guitar Pull
SATURDAY ~ September 15, 2018
Saturday Workshop Schedule
9:00AM— Introduce Writers and Publishers
9:30AM— Jimmy & Brent: Pre-writing and preparing to win: overcome the blank page and find your best ideas again and again.
11:30AM— Jimmy & Brent: Connecting to your listener: give them a reason to care about your song.
2:00PM— Jimmy & Brent – Developing your song idea: turn your best ideas into your best songs.
3:30PM— Critiques – Brent Baxter, Byron Hill, Jesse Lee, Jimmy Yeary, Johnny Buford
*All workshops located at:
Alex’s Place, YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard
Saturday Music Schedule
Saturday 3PM – 5PM— Rising Stars Performing at Tivoli Day Street Festival
6:00PM— VIP Happy Hour and Music at the Stand Theatre (Oak Bluffs)
7:00PM— Behind the Curtains With the Nashville Hit Makers & Rising Stars Acoustic Round at
The Strand Theater in Oak Bluffs
10PM— Rising Stars Full Band Show at the Ritz
SUNDAY ~ September 16, 2018
Sunday Workshop Schedule
9 AM— Critiques – Brent Baxter, Jimmy Yeary, Jesse Lee, Johnny Buford, Byron Hill
10:45AM— Jimmy & Brent – Swinging for a hit: give your song its best chance to succeed in the commercial marketplace.
12:30PM – Lunch
1:30PM— Jimmy & Brent – Writing with powerful imagery: make your song come to life for the listener.
2:45PM— Jimmy & Brent – Co-writing like the pros: maximize every cowriting opportunity.
4:00PM— Q and A6