SOLO's goal is to bring writers together to find inspiration not only from each other, but also from the rich, soulful, and authentic vibe that is South Louisiana.

MAY 21-26, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend

The first Buddy Holly Educational Foundation Writing Retreat in the US

SOLO brings professional and aspiring writers together to find inspiration not only from each other, but also from the rich, soulful, and authentic vibe that is South Louisiana. Its purpose is to bring artists, music lovers, and industry professionals together to ignite Lafayette’s creative scene — to make Lafayette known not only for its heritage, but also for its deep pool of musical talent, engineers, and studios, all capable of inspiring and creating music that is relevant now and into the future.

 
 

WHY LAFAYETTE, LA?

Located on I-10, in the southern Louisiana region known as Acadiana. Acadiana is home to the Balfa Brothers and Clifton Chenier, pioneers of Cajun and Zydeco music. Drawing from the sounds of New Orleans, the Mississippi Delta, and Texas, musicians and songwriters of Lafayette created their own unique style establishing this region as a mecca of musical ingenuity. Home to Bobby Charles and Jimmy C Newmann, writers who’ve contributed greatly to the sounds of R&B, Soul, Blues, Swamp Pop, Country, and early Rock and Roll.

6 AMAZING DAYS OF

WORKSHOP

Four days of grouped songwriting. Each day a new group, each day a performance of the day’s work. SOLO Sessions to feature the best of the week.

FESTIVAL

Memorial Day weekend event includes performances and writers rounds by workshop attendees, invited guests and Buddy Holly Ambassadors.

CONFERENCE

Professional music industry development sessions and panels curated to help songwriters expand both their creative legacy and financial security.

The Right Mix

  • Established and aspiring songwriters

  • Small town with global appeal

  • Rich pool of talent and diverse genres

  • Heart of Cajun Country

  • Renowned venues

  • World-class cuisine

  • Strong community arts and tourism infrastructure

 Listen to what our workshop participants created and performed during SOLO Sessions in 2018.

 
 
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