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SEA, The Union host local Songwriters' Showcase

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The community is invited to experience some of the best Chicago-area songwriters performing before a live audience and a panel of music industry veterans at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. Presented by The Union and Backthird Audio as part of the Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference, the event will be held at 129 W. Benton Ave. Tickets are $10/ public, $5/NCC students or SEA conference attendees
Six musicians, preselected as winners from previous events, will showcase their talent and receive live feedback from legendary Chicago songwriter Michael McDermott, publishing expert John Thompson, independent record label owner Jeffrey Kotthoff and recording studio owner Benjie Hughes (Backthird Audio). The showcase will include Louise Kelly, Jeremiah Higgins, Raman Sachdev, Scott McNeil, Karen Tlusty and John Rissman.

Following the songwriting showcase, McDermott will perform a set of songs from his own written collection. For more information visit