Thursday October 17 - Sunday October 20, 2019
THE SOUND WALL
Downtown Opelika, AL

OPELIKA
SONGWRITERS
RETREAT

 
 

Welcome letter from Rob & Jen, ENROLLMENT IS OPEN!

Hello everyone!

We are very excited to announce enrollment for the 1st Opelika Songwriters Retreat is now OPEN!
The retreat will take place at The Sound Wall in Downtown Opelika, AL from Thursday October 17 through Saturday October 19, 2019.

We’d love for the 1st Retreat to sell out, so please consider enrolling so you can hang with some amazing people!

We are happy to announce our Songwriting Instructors Cliff Eberhardt & Jeff Black.

Elective instructors include Rob Slocumb (live sound, recording, alternate tunings) & Jen Slocumb (vocal performance).

It’s been a dream of ours to bring a Songwriters Retreat to Opelika and we couldn’t be more stoked to start things off with Cliff Eberhardt & Jeff Black.

See you soon!
Rob & Jen
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SCHEDULE

 
 

Thursday October 17

4-6
REGISTRATION
The Sound Wall

6 - 7:30
Dinner & Welcome

7:30 - 9:30
Songwriting
Cliff
Jeff

10pm…
Song Circle

Friday October 18

9-10
Group Meeting

10 - 12
Songwriting
Cliff
Jeff

12-1
LUNCH

1 - 2:30
Songwriting
Cliff
Jeff

2:30 - 4
Electives
Sound - Rob
Vocal - Jen

4 - 5:45
1 on 1’s
Sign Up

6 - 7:30
Dinner

8 - 10
Student Concert

10pm…
Song Circle

Saturday October 19

9-10
Group Meeting

10 - 12
Songwriting
Cliff
Jeff

12-1
LUNCH

1 - 2:30
Songwriting
Cliff
Jeff

2:30 - 4
Electives
Sound - Rob
Vocal - Jen

4 - 5:45
1 on 1’s
Sign Up

6 - 7:30
Dinner

8 - 10
Instructor Concert

10pm…
Song Circle.

Sunday October 20

9-10
Group Meeting

Hope to see you next year!

 
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Cliff Eberhardt

Cliff Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. Growing up in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, he and his brothers sang together and their parents played instruments. His dad introduced him to the guitar and he quickly taught himself to play. Fortunate enough to live close to the Main Point (one of the best folk clubs on the East Coast), he cut his teeth listening to the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, and Mississippi John Hurt — receiving an early and impressive tutorial in acoustic music. At the same time, he was also listening to great pop songwriters like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Rodgers and Hart, which explain his penchant for great melodies and clever lyrical twists.

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Jeff Black

Black's songs have earned GRAMMY recognition, radio chart-topping stats and numerous BMI awards. Although flying below the radar as a performer himself, he has been recognized by NPR as a musical pioneer in the digital age and his catalogue of critically acclaimed albums continues to grow. Composing music for film and television, his credits include numerous indie-film soundtracks and a repertoire of songs cut by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss & Union Station, Waylon Jennings, BlackHawk, Dierks Bentley, Jon Randall, John Oates, Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush. Black has forged a reputation as a true folk troubadour entertaining audiences globally for over three decades. A master songwriter and performer in the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate, soul driven live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to be missed.

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Rob Slocumb

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Jen Slocumb

 
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The instructors of the 2019 Opelika Songwriters Festival will perform a 1 night only concert on Saturday October 19, 2019 @ John Emerald Distillery in Downtown Opelika, AL.

Line up includes Cliff Eberhardt, Jeff Black & Martha’s Trouble

Limited number of tickets available here:

You should come, it’ll be fun!
Rob & Jen

Whats Included:

TUITION

  • Songwriting classes each day with Cliff Eberhardt & Jeff Black

  • Elective classes each day with Rob Slocumb & Jen Slocumb

  • One on One song coaching with Cliff Eberhardt & Jeff Black

  • Live performance in house concert style listening room

  • Late night song circles

  • Lots of fun!

MEALS - Lunch and Dinner prepared on site by Executive Chef Chris Wilton

LODGING - (3) night stay at Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National, just minutes from the venue and shuttle available.

The Venue

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The Sound Wall

A multi-purpose recording studio and songwriters zen located in Downtown Opelika, AL.
110 Miles from ATL, 80 Miles from Birmingham, minutes to Interstate I-85

Tuition & Registration

All Inclusive Package
Includes

  • All meals (2 lunches, 3 dinners, + snacks/drinks)

  • (3) night accommodations at Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National

  • Tuition

Costs $950

Commuter Package
Includes

  • All meals (2 lunches, 3 dinners, + snacks/drinks)

  • No accommodations

  • Tuition


Costs $500

 

Opelika
Songwriters
Retreat
Contact

 

Kate Hood
Retreat Coordinator
Kate@thesoundwallopelika.com
(334) 575-3477