Cape May to Headquarter Singer Songwriter Weekend in 2025

Save the date: Cape May to Headquarter Singer Songwriter Weekend in 2025

Thanks to John Harris, one of my all-time favorite off-season events is returning.

Music will once again fill the air throughout Cape May as singer-songwriters unite for the return of the Singer-Songwriter Weekend in 2025. Hosted by the historic Congress Hall in Cape May, this exciting weekend event is designed for singer-songwriters of all genres and those interested in the music industry.

The inaugural conference and showcase was held in 2008 and ran through 2019. The 2020 event was canceled during pandemic gathering restrictions and discontinued in 2022.

At its height, SS Cape May hosted over 250 acts and artists, performing at 16 downtown venues.  All the showcases were open to the public, free of charge, and within walking distance. During the day, Congress Hall & The Harrison Conference hosted over 60 industry professionals speaking on music business panels, clinics, and workshops. The annual event featured keynotes and performances from national recording and touring artists such as: Robert Hazard, Steve Forbert, Lucy Kaplansky, Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens, Patty Larkin, Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, and Nicole Atkins to name a few.

The singer-songwriter weekend’s return is set for March 28 & 29, 2025 and will feature two afternoons of music business panels, workshops, clinics, mentoring/demo listening sessions, and musical keynote speakers. The focus will be on emerging and established talent, networking, and learning from music industry professionals and regional talent. Featured performers and musical keynoters are still being selected and will be announced later.

Artists will have a chance to share their original music during evening performances at select venues around town. Once again, the public will be invited to the celebration of independent artists at all performances, free of charge.

The music business conference is also open to the public. For more information, please visit

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