Ozone Songwriter Nights feature local and regional artists performing original, self-written songs in an intimate setting. Get up close and personal with our writers as they share their stories with you. 

 Join us for an unforgettable musical experience featuring local, national and international artists.



Featured Artists & Event Details

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2023 AT 6:30 PM – 10 PM
Songwriter Night at The Beach House
The Beach House Bar & Grill

124 Girod St, Mandeville, Louisiana. 70448

(985) 624-9331
7:45 PM Gabriel Bass • Travis Garrison
6:45 PM Chris Holley • Taylor Harris
Followed by a Songwriter Open Mic
Upstairs @ The Beachhouse • Doors open 6:00 PM


Featured Artists & Event Details

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2023 AT 4:45 PM – 9 PM
Songwriter Night at Carrollton Station
Carrollton Station

8140 Willow St. New Orleans, Louisiana. 70118

(504) 865-9190
5:00 PM Claire Kellar • Paul Faith

6:00 PM Todd Lemoine • Jay Meggison

Followed by a Songwriter Open Mic
Doors open 4:45 PM

Other Featured artists...


About AL...

My name is Al "Abdul D Tentmakur" d'Aquin and I am a singer/songwriter from New Orleans, now living on the Gulf Coast. I have been in bands, singing and writing songs for over 20 years now. I do the "Abdul D Tentmakur" character for WWL 870am radio in New Orleans, where I write a new song each week, and perform it at all Saint's home games. I have recorded six CD's of these songs, and donated over $30K of the proceeds to local charities. Most of the stuff I write would be considered Country — I do write a good bit of comedy/novelty stuff as well.

Chris Zonada

About Chris...

Chris Zonada is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and award-winning composer whose musical experiences include symphony orchestras, jazz big bands, musical theater, rock bands, and solo songwriting. He has appeared as a featured artist with the Ozone Songwriter Festival as well as a senior faculty member with the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts where he teaches percussion/drums, woodwinds, guitar, and piano.
His songwriting style ranges from the use of rich jazz harmonies, lyrical storytelling, and dynamic composition. 'Hideaway', his first acoustic album, is geared to be completed later this year.

Annabelle Bertucci

About Annabelle...

California Soul, Singer-Songwriter in LA. Shining love all over the earth!

Sky Choice

About Sky...

If the stories we tell shape how we see the world, Sky Choice tells us the world is full of hope and heartbreak, beautiful through and through. A multi-instrumental singer/songwriter, Choice has released two EPs and three albums of stories told through song. Humor, extended metaphor, and lyrical wordplay make Sky’s music shine. Born and raised in Colorado, the traditions of folk and acoustic pop still resonate through his music. Choice’s latest release Alchemy (2020) is a multifaceted introspection through the lenses of astrology and alchemical change. You can listen to Alchemy on Spotify, AppleMusic, AmazonMusic, or wherever most music is virtually heard.

Our SPRING SHOWS Featured...

Frankie White

About Frankie...

Frankie White is a 22 year old pianist, guitarist and singer/songwriter who was born and raised in the small town of Colchester Vermont. She currently resides in New Orleans.

Growing up, Frankie was drawn to melancholic and simple sounds from the likes of Ingrid Michaelson, Birdy, and Cloves. She also was heavily influenced by 90s rock bands such as Weezer, Marcy Playground, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Local H.

As a result of being inspired mainly by these two styles, Frankie's music is unique as she brings both soft, melancholic piano and rock music together to form her own sound.

Her top musical influences are Ingrid Michaelson, Death Cab For Cutie, Birdy and Weezer.

Todd Lemoine

About Todd...

Todd Lemoine is a singer/songwriter who resides in Covington, Louisiana. He has recorded 5 albums and played with many notable musicians and bands, such as Dax Riggs and Dash Rip Rock. In 2001, Todd had a top 20 radio hit in Australia with his song "One Way Mirror.” He has recorded albums with such renowned engineers as Dave Fortman (Godsmack), Gene Foster (Kansas), and Ben Mumphry (The Pixies). 

Presently, Todd is composing songs for movie soundtracks and recording a new album. He frequently performs solo acoustic shows in the Greater New Orleans area and has played at popular venues such as The House of Blues, Whiskey a Go-Go, Howlin Wolf, One-Eyed Jacks, Varsity Theatre, and Vinyl Music Hall.

Mark Carson

About Mark...

Mark Carson has been writing songs and performing for many years. He has played venues and fesivals in New Orleans, Nashville, and elsewhere, including the Bluebird Café, Tipitina’s, and the Maple Leaf, as well as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Frank Brown Songwriting Festival, and the Pardi Gras Festival. He has written over 1500 songs in many genres.

In addition to getting some songs cut by award-winning and successful New Orleans bands such as Papa Grows Funk, in 2009 Mark got his first Nashville country single, Barn on the Rooftop, that was recorded by Ty Williams. He has had over 50 songs recorded by artists in Nashville, New Orleans, and beyond, and has had several singles played on country radio, as well as other songs recorded in the country, pop, funk, and rock genres.

Recently Mark co-wrote three songs from New Orleans artist John "Papa" Gros's latest release, "Central City." He had co-written nine of the eleven songs on John “Papa” Gros’s 2016 release, "River's On Fire."

Ted Hefko

About Ted...

For more than two decades, Ted Hefko has plied his trade as a saxophonist, clarinetist, singer and strummer of guitars, but first and foremost he is a songsmith, rooted in the blues. His band, Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires, – with Hefko on vocals, guitar and tenor sax – brings raw life lessons and stories – ones of hope and hustlers, saints and strays, drifters and the down-and-out - to life with the rough-hewn tone of backwoods folk, and the raucous vibrancy of classic Louisiana Rhythm and Blues. 

Their 2018 album, Gas Station Guru, received high acclaim, streaming on airways across the world. Since that time, Ted and the band have been hard at work on their newest album, Down Below, diving deep and digging into the ups and downs of life. The album features a cross section of New Orleans talent, blending Hefko's jazz and folk roots with a new electric country/Americana sound.

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