518 SONGFEST Returns To The Egg

Mar 13, 2018

Credit CAT

On the day many in the Capital Region will celebrate the arts on social media with the #518Day tag, The Egg presents an event featuring the art of songwriting. The annual local music showcase 518 SONGFEST returns on 518 Day to the Swyer Theater at The Egg, May 18 at 7:00pm.

Songfest is a unique live concert experience, in that the artists get to perform their songs, as well as talk a bit about their music and experiences as creators and musicians.  Featured this year is Moriah Formica, a near Final 12 contestant on Season 13 of NBC’s The Voice. Other artists involved are 518 favorites Super 400, playing a rare acoustic set, and up-and-coming singer/songwriter Sydney Worthley, along with Sandy McKnight’s Pop-Clique and the event special guest, Grammy award-winning songwriter Julie Gold (“From A Distance”).

Along with performing, they will also be interviewed about their songwriting process, motivation, and experiences, from Exit 97.7 WEXT's Dave Michaels and Andy Gregory, host of The Local 518 Show.

The event is a fundraiser for Exit 97.7 WEXT, and Columbia Arts Team (CAT), a non-profit arts company that showcases local original music and brings arts programs into area schools.

518 Songfest is sponsored by The Spot 518, Camelot Print & Copy Centers, and Exit 977 WEXT.

Tickets are on sale now at The Egg box office, (518) 473-1845 and online at theegg.org