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)

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Wabash Riverfest July 8th

Come join us this Saturday at Tapawingo Park, West Lafayette from 9am-4pm for a family fun day and support your favorite songwriters!  For more info:

SAMI Performers for Riverfest 2017
9:00 - 9:35am - Cheryl Fletcher
9:40 – 10:15am – Travis Kearney
10:20 - 10:55am – Annie Hatke Schap
11:00 – 11:35 pm – Tj Rosa
11:40 – 12:15 pm – Paul Foster
12:20 - 12:55pm – Mike Longcor
1:00 - 1:35pm – Joe Peters
1:40 – 2:15pm – Gilbert Gordon
2:20 - 2:55pm – Brandon Fulk & Derrick Coleman
3:00 – 3:35pm – Rick Rascoe
3:40-4:00 pm late add-on or tear down

Monday, April 17, 2017

7:30 PM

Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
Bring 10-15 copies of your new song  to share
Get Directions

Song Sharing Meeting

Our regular song-sharing meeting will be in the Fiddlers Gathering East Room on the lower level of TAF Tuesday, April 18th.  Come join us and get the latest news and share a song!

Did You Sign Up to Perform at Riverfest on July 8th?

We will have the signup sheets for Riverfest for morning or afternoon slots. So far we only have a few people and we need others to fill the day.  Don't forget that it is a fun,  easy "plug in and play" opportunity on July 8th. Slots range in length from 2-3 songs to 6-7 songs depending on what you'd like to sign up for.

    Get the Latest News:

    • The latest on our Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters
    • How you can get more involved
    • member news and networking
    Don't forget to "like" SAMI on Facebook and post your upcoming gigs and share what's going on with you.

    See you tomorrow night at 7:30!

    Sunday, January 29, 2017

    2017 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 2017 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 March 31, 2017.

    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 1, 2017.

    For additional information email TJ Rosa at

    Friday, January 27, 2017


    Officers for 2017:  We are soliciting so whoever is interested in participating in a SAMI position for 2017, please make this known by emailing  Your service is appreciated.

    2017 SAMI Board
    Scholarship Coordinators: Barrett Myers & TJ Rosa
    New Venue Development
    Web Image Consultant:

    TWO Different Showcases to Get Involved In:

    SAMI Songwriter Showcase is an audition-based series of concerts. SAMI and GLM Live have teamed up to raise money for the SAMI scholarships, and provide a unique show of the highest musical quality in a personable, intimate performance setting. The first show for 2017 will take place in mid March and performers have not been selected yet.  Anyone interested should apply by mid Feb to allow for publicity deadlines. Applicants must be at least 14 years of age (with written parental consent if under 18) and members of SAMI. Songwriters may apply by emailing the following to

    1.) Two Original Songs (.mp3 format)
    2.) Lyrics (.doc format)
    3.) Live Performance Video (can be a private or unlisted YouTube link)
    4.) Short Bio
    All emails must have “Name - SAMI Songwriter Showcase Audition” written in the email subject.
    Songwriters will be notified via email whether they are selected to perform in a showcase or not.
    SAMI Songwriter Showcase - email to apply!

    River City Playhouse - 6 concerts are planned for this year and managed by our very own TJ Rosa. The first showcase (that benefits our scholarship) will be Feb 2nd with Jeff Anderson and Hunter Patterson, $10 online in advance or $20 at the door, FB page,,

    Funndraising DVD of the Jan 9, 2016 House Concert at the Delphi Opera House has been released and is available for purchase, $20 for both the DVD and CD combo package.  All proceeds go to SAMI if you purchase from SAMI and all proceeds go to the Delphi Opera House if you buy from them.  This is a really good concert and it supports 2 worthy causes.

    2017 Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters:  Stay tuned for updated deadlines and ways to help with this year’s songwriting scholarships.  Barrett Myers and TJ Rosa will be coordinating to get the ball rolling, and more info will be coming on how you can help.

    Do the Dues! 
    It’s time to collect SAMI’s annual dues.  SAMI is, and has always been, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization.  Any money collected from dues and donations goes directly to paying for the annual operating costs, like our monthly meeting space rental (pretty minimal) and the substantial payouts of the annual young songwriters scholarships in May. It takes roughly $1,500 each scholarship cycle, and we need your dues/and or donations! Dues are still only $20 per year and can either be handed to our treasurer, Michael Longcor, at a meeting, or mailed to TAF:

    c/o Tippecanoe Arts Federation
    638 North Street
    Lafayette, IN 47901

    February’s Song Challenge Ideas:
    1. Love Song “Love is in the Air”
    2. Anti-Love Song

    The colder weather means more time spent indoors...might be a good time to start a new song.  See you at the February meeting.

    Cheryl Fletcher
    SAMI Secretary

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    7:30 PM

    Tippecanoe Arts Federation
    638 North Street
    Lafayette, IN 47901
    Bring 10-15 copies of your new song  to share
    Get Directions

    Song Sharing Meeting

    We will meet in the room next to the kitchen on the lower level of TAF.  Get the latest news and share a song!

    Get the Latest News:

    • Help decide the goals and direction of SAMI in 2017
    • Find out more about our songwriting scholarships
    • Time to collect the $20 annual dues from our membership
    • and more!
    Don't forget to "like" SAMI on Facebook and post your upcoming gigs and share what's going on with you.

    See you there!