Third Tuesday of Every Month, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Arts Federation Address: 638 North St, Lafayette, IN 47901 (map)

Monday, August 16, 2021

Song Sharing Meeting August 17th and Other News



You are invited to our regular SAMI songsharing gathering this Tuesday at 7:30pm. This will be a hybrid meeting (zoom link below) and if the weather is good, we will meet outside on the front steps! Bring a mask just in case we have to move it inside.  We will have our usual song share and discuss what’s happening in our songwriting community.  If you'd like constructive feedback on your song, don't forget to bring printed lyrics.  Feel free to bring a friend.  If you need the Zoom link for the meeting, email

There Are Still A Couple of Slots for The Youth Stage

Go to their website, on the bottom of the schedule page to book the slot:


Have You Heard About This?

June IND is donating their streaming funds to the Songwriters Association Of Mid-North Indiana this month. When you stream their music, you get great music as well as helping songwriters develop their craft, check it out! Songs are set to 'pay what you want' at  June IND is donating proceeds to the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana. Click on this link to take you to June IND's Bandcamp page to find out all about it and start streaming now!

Click here to watch the official music video from
June IND featuring Justice Fuller -
Come to Hand (Official Video)

 A GIANT 'Thank You' to June IND from SAMI!



SAMI Applies For Second Major Grant!!

For those that went to this year’s Shirley Martin scholarship reception, you witnessed great talent in an amazing venue at TAF. During that event you would have also experienced the abundance of natural reverb in the main room. The combination of natural reverb, music from our reception, plus the conversation from the side galleries turned the event into a challenging audio experience.

This event motivated the studio team to apply for a new grant to improve acoustics in the main room, and at the same time improve the lighting to assist with live broadcasts and performance. Additionally, we would connect the main hall and dance studio digitally with CAT 5 cable to allow live recording from multiple rooms in the building back to REC Room Recording. We have also proposed sound treatment of the dance studio to allow for the room to be multipurposed for music rehearsal and enhance dance instruction. The natural reverb in this room is challenging at best. We would also make some enhancements to REC Room acoustics to additionally minimize sound leakage into and from the room.

The team spent a month getting quotes, having professional assessments and filling out the application. We are blessed to have two mechanical engineers on our team to assist. A special thank you goes out to Hans & Brittany Rees, Ethan Bates, Neil McTavish, Gibson Wells and Scott Greeson for their combined effort on the application. The impact for SAMI and our community would be big, allowing this perfect size venue to easily broadcast and record our singer songwriters in these live settings. The modification would also assist with live and recorded arts education opportunities. We will keep you posted as to the outcome as the grant application moves forward! 
Collaboration CD Release
Friday Oct 15, 2021 - 7:30 PM

It's a regular who's who of music talent from the area: Joe Peters, Michael Kelsey, Scott Greeson, Vickie Maris, Lee Anna Atwell, Michael Longcor, Amanda Parker, Cheryl Fletcher, Kitty Campbell, Sharon McKnight, Rick Mummey, Linda Hicks, Chase Cotten, Jeff All, Hans & Brittany Rees and others.
Held at the Delphi Opera House in Delphi, Indidana.  Check out the Delphi Opera House website and reserve your tickets now!
Joe Peters Collaboration CD Release

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