Songwriters Circle

SONGWRITERS CIRCLE / Twin Cities | is a friendly group of pro, aspiring and "seasoned"  Twin Cities songwriters, who meet monthly to perform & share our original songs. We do this for fun, constructive feedback and to develop our craft as writers/performers.

Similar to the member working meetings of the Songwriters Guild in New York, we conduct our gatherings in a relaxed, supportive and positive format.

We also organize workshops/classes on aspects of songwriting and have occasional professional development presentations-- i.e. legal aspects, music publishing, studio recording production, etc.

Our basic offerings include a monthly songwriters FORUM meeting ("working session"),  an acoustic Songwriter Showcase at Dulono’s Pizza in uptown and Dunn Bros in Minnetonka (on Hw 7) as well as a songwriters Open Mic. 

Check our schedule at to discover details on our open mics, showcases, classes and additional special events. You can also find us via Facebook:

Songwriters who write and perform in all song styles and genres are welcome (i.e. singer-songwriter, rock, pop, folk, country, R&B, alternative, etc). You don't have to be a singer-- you can bring a proxy diva / divo or a CD/mp3 demo for our working "Forum" meetings.

Don Strong is the artistic director and founder of Songwriters Circle / Twin Cities, a not-for-profit organization which supports local songwriters with workshops on the art and craft of songwriting. He also produces and hosts monthly songwriter showcases and songwriter open mics at a variety of music venues. More info can be had about the group at Feel free to bring friends for support. Looking forward to seeing you there!  





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