Songwriters Showcase at Community Center February 29

A trio of local musicians will take the stage in Farragut’s new Community Center Assembly Hall Feb. 29 when Visit Farragut hosts its second annual Songwriter’s Showcase.

Very close to being sold out, according to Town Tourism coordinator Karen Tindal, the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, with a performance from School of Rock students, before headliners J Luke, Dave Landeo and Jason Ellis take the stage.

“Dave is a long-time Knoxville favorite and has been musical director for the Knoxville Marathon for years as well as playing the Lawn Chair Concert series last August,” Tindal said. “When I contacted Dave he was on board immediately and invited his friends, J Luke and Jason, to round out the performers. These guys are friends, and I am sure that will come across in their music; Dave even mentioned that they may collaborate on a song together for the showcase.”

Last year’s Showcase unfolded over two evenings, with a women-focused event, along with the showcase, both of which were held where Admiral Pub currently is located along Brooklawn Street.

“It was great to partner with a local business and establish the event,” Tindal said. “The turnout was good for both events despite the fact that the Saturday evening event happened on the same day we saw so much flooding last year.

“Knowing that we were going to be moving the showcase to the Assembly Hall at the Community Center this year, I wanted to focus on just one night and really give the guests an evening of great music and story telling in an intimate setting,” she added.

“I want the attendees to be able to feel like they are a part of the evening.”

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