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Songs in The Garden: A Songwriting Workshop

Experience the fusion of melodies and artistry at Songs in The Garden: A Songwriting Workshop (SITG), seamlessly blending with our annual Art in The Garden Festival (AITG).

On June 6th, join Saskatchewan music legends Earl Pereira, Jay Semko, and Katelyn Lehner for an exclusive songwriting workshop. Craft your own musical masterpiece under their mentorship in a collaborative group.  Our mentors will be walking you through the entire process. There will be opportunities for critiques of your original songs from our mentors.  Lunch is included.

Interested participants can receive a $50 discount off the workshop price by helping set up for the Art in The Garden Festival on Friday, June 7, as well as enjoying a Family Dinner and Open Stage on Friday. Then, on June 8th, workshop participants perform their songs at the festival alongside their group, followed by an opportunity to showcase one of their own original songs on our festival stage.

SITG offers more than songwriting—it’s a chance to gain festival setup and stage performance experience and share your music with an audience eager to hear your story. Join us for this harmonious journey from workshop to festival stage.

Lyric Alchemy: Turning Your Words into Gold!

Join us for an immersive lyric writing workshop on April 27th led by decorated Saskatchewan hip hop artist, JUSTDAVE_the1 (Dave Wiebe), and singer/songwriter, local artist and community event organizer, Valerie Wiebe. Uncover the secrets behind authentic lyricism, delve into the basic elements of songwriting, and participate in guided writing exercises to find and express your unique voice in The Studio space at the Midtown Plaza from 1:00 pm – 5:45 pm. With a mix of insightful discussions, hands-on activities, and collaborative lyric writing sessions, this workshop is a dynamic journey into the art of crafting compelling lyrics.  Participants and other creatives are welcome to come to Penrose YXE for an optional Post-Workshop Social (from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm), where participants can join JUSTDAVE_the1 and Valerie Wiebe for networking, drinks, and food as well as further discussions about songwriting. This is also an excellent opportunity to connect with industry professionals, including label representatives, WieManage partners, and other music industry heavyweights.  Join us for an unforgettable experience that goes beyond the music.