Welcome to The Songwriter Soiree

What began in 2009 as a monthly living room potluck, has turned into one of the largest communities of songwriters and lovers of music in the Pacific Northwest! The Songwriter Soiree is Portland’s longest running underground monthly music event; a special open mic style evening for anyone and everyone!

The Songwriter Soiree celebrates the craft of songwriting and the art of performing original songs. Our mission is to support songwriters of all skill levels and genres, create an inspiring and supportive community, and provide a safe space where individuals can express themselves through music and storytelling.

We emphasize the act of sharing vs performing. The audience will be THE best you’ve ever had! Play a song, just listen, make new friends, relax, get inspired!

“The Songwriter Soiree is music church for me.
I’m inspired every time by the vulnerability musicians embody.

Thank you Robin for creating a cocoon that feels untouched by the outside world. Songwriter Soiree is the medicine we all need right now!

– Uma T

Next Songwriter Soiree

Thursday, January 27th
Songwriter Soiree 106: Virtual Open Mic (online)
When: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: On Zoom
RSVP and get more info on the FACEBOOK EVENT

Join us for this special Songwriter Soiree as we bridge gap of social separation and bring the MAGIC of the soiree into our living rooms!

Click the link below to purchase a ticket to watch and/or sign up to play. If you contribute over $10, you will be put in a drawing to win $75 off the next NW Songwriter Soiree retreat! No one turned away.

Please note that we will be returning to in-person events again very soon — sign our email list below to stay updated! 

How It Works

The Soiree is an open mic for original music. Every song played MUST be original and played by the writer. Each person gets up to 5 minutes to present.

1) To Join:

All performers sign up at the event only. We will have two sign up periods (first and second half). When you register for headphones, sign up and your name will be put in a random drawing for list order for the first OR second half (10-15 people Click the button below at 6:30pm

(You may need to download Zoom – it’s easy)

2) Sign up to Play

Please read all of the guidelines on the sign up page before playing. Sign up ahead of time by clicking the button below.

3)Contribute $

If you love being a part of this event and want to see it continue, please show your support and pay the door charge. It takes a lot of energy to produce the soiree and your support means so much! We always give at least 20% of proceeds to a local non-profit to help musicians affected by COVID.

You will receive a personal shout out when you donate!

AND/OR Support the soiree with a $30 door fee, and buy one of our amazing NW Songwriter Soiree Retreat T-shirts! These shirts are awesome fitting and tell the world you’re a badd ass! Price includes shipping to anywhere in the USA.

We invite you to come relax, make a cuddly, squishy zone for yourself and your cat, eat some popcorn and enjoy this magical night ahead of us. See you soon.

Thank you so much and see you at the soiree!

Stay Connected

Join our Facebook Group Page and connect with others in the community and get notifications on the next event!

The BEST way to know of the next soiree is to sign up for our email list, located in the footer.

Join our monthly reminder TEXT LIST by texting “MUSIC” to 33222

Safer Space Policy

We recognize that oppression is real and that some of us reap unequal benefits from a legacy of privilege. We believe that anytime people gather and hold space, it is a powerful opportunity to acknowledge and shift the ways oppressive systems harm and disconnect us from ourselves, from each other, and from the earth. We see it as a necessity in order for growth and transformation to take place.

We recognize that there are people in bodies which are marginalized. We aspire to co-create a space that is as safe as possible for all people, with the understanding that a fully safe space is impossible in our world. People of all races, sizes, ages, cultural backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, trauma backgrounds, and religions are welcome. Intentional words and actions that promote racism, misogyny, hatred, bigotry, supremacy, sizeism, transphobia, ageism, or divisiveness will not be tolerated and will constitute expulsion from the soiree.