Certificate of Recognition from Governor Abbott to the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association for 25 years of service providing, educating, and promoting music in Texas.

Certificate of Recognition from Governor Abbott to the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association for 25 years of service providing, educating, and promoting music in Texas.



FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

We are in the third month of 2021, and honestly not much has changed from 2020.  We are all still under “social distancing”, wearing masks, and being aware of our surroundings when we go out.  We look on those not wearing masks in public with distain, especially when they fail to protect their children.  Apparently kids are immune from COVID-19 (sarcasm).  The sad thing is that children under 16 cannot even take the vaccine recently developed.  According to the latest stats, it will take 11 months to reach 75% of the U.S. population fully vaccinated, with many refusing to take the vaccine at all.  Only 2.1% in the State of Texas have received both shots at the time of this article.  

We have all learned to live differently and adapt to new ways to exist in society.  Social media has exploded, Amazon has reported a 100 billion dollar quarterly revenue, and Walmart reports in with 35 billion in curbside pick-up alone.  Entrepreneur Magazine is predicting the biggest year in 2021 for new businesses.  Closures in 2020 has left us with a glut of business properties now available at rock bottom prices.  Zoom Video Communication, where you can conduct meetings on-line, reached 1.370 billion in profits in 2020.

So, how will this all effect the FWSA in 2021?  Tell you the truth, nobody really knows.  We can sit back and speculate on our direction and do nothing or we can begin to look toward the future.  I believe we have taken the first step toward recovery by bringing back our open mic under restricted guidelines.  Yes, we are talking about “social distancing”,  wearing masks, smaller crowds, less visiting from table to table, and sanitizing the equipment after every use.  That is the price we must pay to begin enjoying our lives again and sharing our music.  Be safe out there.  

 

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Farr Best Theater Concert

Farr Best Theater, 109 N. Main St, Mansfield, TX

Join the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association in conjunction with the Farr Best Theater, Mansfield, TX, for a very special concert event. On April 24th, beginning at 7:00pm, the Farr Best Theater will be presenting local singer/songwriters from the association in live musical event featuring Kameryn, Too Far Gone, and Alan Beauvais. For further information, see the attached poster. Tickets must be purchased on-line and seating is limited. Go to https://www.mansfieldtexasarts.org/calendar/events/local-spotlight-fort-worth-songwriters to purchase your tickets now.

$5.00

Monthly Songwriter Gathering

Denny's Restaurant, 4601 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX 76132

The Monthly Songwriter Gathering is hosted by the FWSA to provide free workshops and guest speakers to its members. All workshops are geared toward songwriting or the music industry in general. The Monthly Songwriter Gatherings are for members only, but non-members can attend one meeting before having to become a member.

Monthly Songwriter Gathering

Denny's Restaurant, 4601 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX 76132

The Monthly Songwriter Gathering is hosted by the FWSA to provide free workshops and guest speakers to its members. All workshops are geared toward songwriting or the music industry in general. The Monthly Songwriter Gatherings are for members only, but non-members can attend one meeting before having to become a member.

Monthly Songwriter Gathering

Denny's Restaurant, 4601 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX 76132

The Monthly Songwriter Gathering is hosted by the FWSA to provide free workshops and guest speakers to its members. All workshops are geared toward songwriting or the music industry in general. The Monthly Songwriter Gatherings are for members only, but non-members can attend one meeting before having to become a member.