Join us at our next regular song sharing meeting:

Third Tuesday of Every Month, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lower Level, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, 638 North Street Lafayette, IN 47901-1153 (map)

Monday, August 24, 2015

NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS from the August SAMI meeting

2016 TASTE of Tippecanoe submissions deadline to perform is September 10th at 5:00 pm. For more info, check out TAFs website:  www.tippecanoearts. Come on SAMI, lets make our presence known at next years TASTE.  Get those applications in!

The Delphi Public Library is now booking for the 2016 Coffee Beats.  This fun gig is held in the old library that has been renovated.  There is no need for a PA and you are assured a local audience.  There is a modest budget for performers, and they offer beverages and snacks during performances. If you have questions or want to book, contact Portia Kapraun, Adult Services Librarian, Delphi Public Library, 222 E. Main St., Delphi, IN 46923.   Phone: 765.564.2929 or:

These dates need to be filled!
January 16
February 20
March 19
April 16
June 18
July 16
August 20
September 17
October 15
November 19
December 17

Prophetstowns Butterfly 5K Run to Benefit Camp Angel for Grief Stricken Children:  Join us on August 30th at 4:30pm, at the large pavilion in Prophetstown State Park in Battle Ground, as SAMI provides the music for this event. Proceeds benefit Camp Angel which provides a supportive environment for children ages 6 -16 to share their feelings of loss and grief with other children and caring adults. For those SAMI members that have signed up at this past meeting, there will already be a PA system.  Musicians need only bring their instruments and a cable to plug in.  The rest will be done for you.  Also, the gate fee will be waved for any performing musicians by letting the gate attendant know that you are performing.  For more information about the Butterfly Run, check out :

2015 Indiana Bacon Festival of Carroll County in downtown Delphi is this Saturday, August 29th from 11am to 10pm, featuring "Bacon, Bands, & Brew."  Be sure to catch the 5:30pm entertainment on the Main Street Stage with Scott Greeson and Trouble with Monday.

Prophetstown Country Fair is set for September 5th.  Lauren Reed is organizing the musical entertainment for a county fair for Labor Day weekend at the campground.  She assures us that the crowds will be large and this is a paying gig.  If you are interested in performing there, contact Lauren directly ASAP to see if there are still entertainment slots open:

CD Baby’s first-ever DIY Musician Conference Oct. 23-25, 2015.  It would be fun to have a group of SAMI people at this conference! Tickets are now $79 for the full weekend held downtown on Michigan Avenue at the Congress Plaza Hotel  There are special discounted hotel room rates of $149 per night, and you can reserve when you register online as well.  If you are interested, and want to share a ride, contact to see about carpooling.  So far we have 2 SAMI members confirmed going!

CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference will take place Oct. 23-25, 2015. Focused squarely on the needs of today's independent artist, the DIY Musician Conference will consist of keynotes, panels, breakout sessions, meet-and-greets, showcases, and one-on-one consultations where artists work intimately with CD Baby and other industry professionals.

The goal is to help you further your musical career, from how to add names to an email list to how to maximize download and streaming volume. We want you to walk away inspired and armed with actionable tools to better tell your story, book more gigs and reach your fans.

To find more info on this event:

Monday, August 17, 2015

August SAMI Meeting

Tomorrow is the 3rd Tuesday of the month which means that it is time for our August SAMI song sharing meeting.

We will be meeting at 7:30 pm at TAF in the room next to the kitchen.  Find out how you can book the Dephi Public Library 2016 Coffee Beats, and sign up for a performance slot on August 30th at Prophetstown.  Information for other performance opportunities, plus plenty of time for song sharing at this month's meeting.

If you would like to share a song, we suggest that you bring 10-15 copies of your lyrics to pass around.  We are always eager to hear new songs and get inspired from one another. Supporting and growing songwriting is what SAMI is all about.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 06, 2015

SAMI at Riverfest!

This Saturday from 9-4 is Riverfest.  If you've never been, you can click here to see what it is all about.  SAMI will be playing live music all day.  Here is the schedule of performers:
Riverfest 2015
9:00- 9:35am - Lee Anna Atwell
9:40- 9:52am – Cheryl Fletcher
10:00- 10:25am – Tori Rosa
10:30- 10:52am – Charlie Davis
11:00- 11:25am – Erin Clouse
11:30 – 11:52am – Jacinda Chapman
Noon – 12:50pm – Mike Longcor
1:00 – 1:50pm – Greg Jones
2:00- 2:50pm – Lee Anna – in the round?

Come out and support our performers.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

"It's All Good!" for SAMI Members

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation presents the 34th Annual TASTE of Tippecanoe THIS Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 4PM until midnight. Downtown Lafayette and the Depot Plaza come alive FOOD, MUSIC, FIREWORKS, AND FUN; featuring 32 local food & drink vendors, 19 bands on 3 stages.

There are several SAMI members playing! Check out the schedules for the various stages:

Nicky Rood at 4-4:45pm at the Depot Stage (2nd & Ferry St) 

Amanda Fletcher at 4-4:45pm at the Market Stage (4th & Main St)

Scott Greeson and Trouble with Monday at 6:30-7:15pm at the Crossroads Stage (3rd & Columbia St)

Jeff Anderson at the Depot Stage at 8:15-9pm (2nd & Ferry St)

Come on out and support the Arts and your local songwriters!

To find out about the Taste and to get a complete schedule of performers:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SAMI Awards Night 2015

Congratulations to our winning young songwriters! 

Left to right: Lacey Lawson, Tori Rosa, Erin Clouse. 

(click on photo to go to photo gallery)


Monday, April 27, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Songwriting Scholarship Winners!

Judging Results:

Shirley Martin Scholarship - Kelsey Patton, Perfectly Beautiful

1st Runner-up - Victoria Lawson, Falling Gracefully

2nd Runner-up - Tori Rosa, Don't You Worry About Me

Mike Lane Horizon Award - Erin Clouse, Indiana Home

The judging focused on many song components including melody, chord progression, song structure, rhythm, meter and lyrics. Entries were judged on songwriting abilities, not performance capabilities.

The First Place scholarship winner will receive a $500.00 cash prize to be used to help them in their songwriting endeavors. First Runner-up will receive $300, Second Runner-up will receive $200, and the Horizon Award winner will receive $100.  There are perks for all of the top promising songwriters including constructive feedback on their songs and opportunities to perform. 

This year’s winners will be performing their songs and accepting their awards on Tuesday, May 12th, 7:00 pm at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation building (TAF), 638 North Street in downtown Lafayette. Refreshments will be available, and the event is free and the public is welcome.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Applications Are Now Being Accepted!

2015 Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters

 “A scholarship for the advancement of young songwriters”

Who- The Songwriters Association of Mid-north Indiana (SAMI)

What- Currently accepting applications for the 2015 Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters, which includes the special Mike Lane Horizon Award. This scholarship and award exists for the purpose of developing, recognizing and supporting area youth in the advancement of their songwriting skills.

Who Can Apply- Candidates must be between the ages of 14 and 19 at the time of application and be a permanent resident of one of the following Indiana counties to apply: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White.

When- Applications being accepted until April 3, 2015.

Winner Will Receive: 
1. $500 cash award to be applied toward the Shirley Martin Scholarship winner’s education, a musical instrument or other songwriting-supporting endeavor.  Other cash awards for runners-up and the Mike Lane Horizon Award.
2. Performance opportunities.
3. Local publicity.

How and Where to Apply:
Apply online or download a printable application, or write to:
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North Street
Lafayette, IN,  47901

 Distribution: Winners will be notified on or before May 4, 2015.

For additional information email Barrett Myers at