The MS Songwriters Festival - 9/20-23/2018


Meet the talented people who are coming to entertain and party with us!


Who's playing where

and what times


Learn from the pros -

and how to get 

your songs noticed!

Click here for all the details about our amazing finale show!

Here's a Taste of the MS Songwriters Festival

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You Could Win the 2018 Commemorative Art Rocker!

About This Year's Art Project

Each year, the MSA commissions the creation of a unique piece of art, celebrating the Festival and the Art of Songwriting. The art is then raffled off and drawn at our Christmas event at the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center.  All proceeds benefit the charitable and educational projects sponsored throughout the year.  

You can view this rocker now, and purchase raffle tickets at 

Ocean Springs Marketplace

3509 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs 

About the Artist & the Work

Vicki Miller is a longtime friend of the MSA, and an accomplished artist, whose works have been tapped by the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, the Palace Casino, Toast to the Coast as well as clients in Atlanta and other parts of the Southern Region.  Her works are sold exclusively through Ocean Springs Marketplace.

She chose to represent the Festival by painting a no-longer-loved rocker she found.  Its slightly worn edges and soft creaks when rocked, reminded her of long days of "porch sittin'" and playing her own guitar with her brothers.  

The back of the rocker represents the waters of the Coastline - her beloved home. The songbird is a nod to her brother Tim, who passed away. Tim Raymond was a well known musician on the Coast for more than 30 years.

The sides of the arms and the rockers are hand lettered with her own expressions of how she feels about music:

"Music is what feelings sound like"
"Behind every great song is an untold story"

"Songwriting takes courage"


Buy Your Raffle Tickets Now!

Get your raffle tickets at the Festival, or at Ocean Springs Marketplace: 

3509 Bienville Blvd.

Ocean Springs, MS  39564

$5 per ticket or

5 tickets for $20

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