Ozone Songwriters Festival is an annual destination music event featuring top hit-performing national as well as emerging local and regional singer-songwriters.
The inaugural festival will be October 20-21, 2018 at and around the Mandeville Trailhead and features two days of entertainment on three stages, and includes a songwriters' contest for adults and students, great food and beverages, vendor booths and more.
Also, Ozone partners with the Pontchartrain Film Festival to screen a Tribute to Toussaint on opening night, Friday, Oct. 19 as part of that group's fall film tour leading up to the November festival (three films are planned, beginning in late August or September).
All proceeds raised by the Ozone Songwriters Festival will be dedicated to providing elementary and high school students in St. Tammany with further music education in the school system, and supporting interest and endeavors in songwriting, as well as potential careers in or related to the music industry. As the festival expands each year, it will provide musical and artistic opportunities to young artists by purchasing and donating musical instruments to schools throughout St. Tammany Parish, and matching students with mentors who will teach and foster inspiration.