Independents’ Day Festival Busking Opportunity!

A Unique Busking Experience

Independents’ Day Festival (September 20th and 21st) is an annual Columbus Festival that exists ‘to celebrate and develop independent culture, commerce and creativity.’  CSA has been working hand in hand with the festival organizers to bring you a unique busking opportunity on Saturday September 20th from 12pm-8pm!  There will be 3 distinct “Busking Stations” that are currently being designed by local artists and will serve as your stage for the event.  You will be playing for tips and can play slots ranging from 1-3hrs.  Slots are First Come First Serve, Please fill out the below form!

Songwriter Weekend at Columbus Oktoberfest


Columbus Oktoberfest is having a “songwriter weekend” on Friday, September 26th and Saturday, September 27th.

CSA will host the Songwriter Showcase at Oktoberfest on Saturday, the 27th, from 9PM to 11PM. We’re looking for just 2 more songwriters to participate. Format will be similar to our monthly showcase, but we’re upping the any on the prizes!

Columbus Oktoberfest will host a “Songwriter Showdown” on Friday, September 26th, from 9PM – 11PM. This is a competitive event, with judges. They’re going to select 8-10 more songwriters for this event. Prizes will be announced soon!

Submit to be apart of either of these events, below:

New Host of CSA Showcase


For almost two years, CSA has put on monthly showcases that help local songwriters and audiences come together. It’s been hard work for all of us, but it’s helped our organization gain opportunities for local songwriters that wouldn’t have otherwise been possible.

Excited to announce that Krista Kae, Radio DJ at CD102.5, is now the host for CSA showcases!


Our August Songwriter Showcase is this Sunday, at 6PM.
Members: There are still a few spots left. Sign up today!

How To Build A Music City


We’ve been working tirelessly to put together a music industry discussion unlike anything Columbus has ever seen.

Speakers at How To Build A Music City have been apart of music discussions at SXSW, Billboard Film and TV Music Conference, and the CMJ’s.

Now, on August 30th, these music industry experts are coming to Columbus to discuss how a creative city could become a music city.HowToBuildAMusicCityPresented by Columbus Songwriters Association at Gateway Film Center. A music panel event put on for the music community, by the music community.

Tickets are $20. CSA members get in for just $5. Volunteers who help us promote will get in free! Seats are limited. GET YOUR TICKETS today!

CSA Committees

It’s been almost two years since Columbus Songwriters Association began.

We’ve come a long way. Hundreds of work hours have been spread among a few people, who’ve loved every minute of it. But now is the time to function as an organization that is truly for songwriters and by songwriters. This is your chance to get insights on the day-to-day. This is your chance to contribute to the month-to-month growth of the music community in Columbus. With your help, we’ll be able to do more than we dreamed.


18 CSA members have already joined a committee. If you’re interested, we’re just asking for a few hours of commitment each month, which will involve a monthly meeting with other songwriters. Together, we can make a sustainable impact on the Columbus music community.

(If you completed a committee form at the June Launch Party, no need to resubmit this form.)

Committee Details:

Events Committee:

Lead an events team through planning, coordinating, and administrative support.

Design Committee:

Contribute to the quality of CSA posts and brand through the creation of visual materials.

Fundraising Committee:

Previous non profit experience with grant writing and/or fundraising necessary for this role.


Lead a team to develop new value for CSA partners and CSA brand.

New Member (Welcome) Committee:

Lead a team that welcomes new members into the community through email or in person meetings. Educate and motivate new members on important happenings.

Public Relations:

Lead a team to extend CSA brand towards promotional platforms, mass media, and national publications.