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, 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

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Taste of Tippecanoe & Riverfest!

Taste of Tippecanoe to Feature Several SAMI Performers:  This Saturday from 4-12pm will be the 2014 Taste of Tippecanoe.  This fund raising event for the Tippecanoe Arts Federation is a great combination of food, music and vendors with sponsorship community wide.  If you’ve never gone, this is a great year to check it out. This year’s lineup of musical performances includes SAMI’s own, Scott Greeson & Trouble with Monday, Michael Longcor, Briagha McTavish, Chase Cotten & Friends, Michael Kelsey and more.  Of note:  Chase Cotten will have his CD Release for his newest CD, "The Nomads EP" at the Taste!

Advance tickets for $5 are available at Pay Less supermarkets and TAF until Friday June 20, or you can pay $10 at the gate.  For more info on this year’s event and the line up for the musical performances, go to

Riverfest is July 12, 2014:  SAMI will once again provide musical entertainment throughout the day at the 2014 Riverfest.  Riverfest is a family friendly event that celebrates the living Wabash River with conservation exhibits, games, activities, canoes races and a 5K.  

Performers have signed up for timeslots starting at 9:00 am and going until 3:00 pm.  Doesn’t strolling around Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette and enjoying this free event sound like a relaxing day?  Come and support our SAMI performers and learn more about the Mighty Wabash River while you are at it.  For more info on Riverfest go to:

Friday, April 25, 2014

2014 Scholarship Winners!



2014 Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters Winners!

Click on the songs to go to SoundCloud link!

1st place Shirley Martin Scholarship: 

Miguel Odron, Sunshine 


 1st Runner Up:

 Tori Rosa, Travis


2nd Runner Up :

Victoria Lawson, Waiting For You To Need Me Again 


 Mike Lane Horizon Award:

Hunter Patterson, It's This Storm

Jessica Thomson, Shadow Of You


Join us in celebrating the 14th annual Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters Awards night on Tuesday May 13th at 7:00 pm at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (638 North Street, Lafayette, IN.) There will be live performances from our winners and refreshments served. The public is invited to attend.