Royal Horses, Jessie Ritter, P-Cola Beach Songwriters at PJC
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, WSRE’s “StudioAmped” music series will return with five free concerts in the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio: Royal Horses on Monday, Sept. 26; Lex and the Luthors on Tuesday, Sept. 27; Jessie Ritter on Monday, Oct. 3; Stormfolk on Wednesday, Oct. 5; and the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival show on Friday, Oct. 7. All shows start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and donations for Manna Food Pantries are encouraged and collected at the door.
Launching its 13th season, “StudioAmped” showcases the original music of regional bands and artists. As in recent years, the shows are recorded live before a studio audience in the fall and televised in January.
This will be the 11th production of the series’ “Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Special.” Festival director Reneda Cross Pasquale selects three songwriters from the festival to perform for “StudioAmped” each year. This year’s selection: award-winning songwriter of TV and film Donna Britton Bukevicz, Nashville songwriter Dani Carroll and Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
WSRE and the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival are also teaming up to host a songwriting workshop for Pace Center for Girls. Students from the Pace Center program will join Nashville songwriters Anne Buckle, Tim Buppert, Caitlin Evanson and Jerry Vandiver at Pensacola State College on Friday, Oct. 7, to learn about the art of songwriting and write a song together.