Songwriters in the Round 2016 Will Change The Way You Listen To Music

Leon Fooksman
Leadership Palm Beach County
November 23, 2015

Are you ready for Songwriters in the Round 2016?

We’re planning two great shows -- Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19 at Harriet Himmel Theater?CityPlace?in West Palm Beach.

As co-chairs Angie Niehoff (2004) and Becky Macaluso (2013) explain below, you’ll be amazed at the musical talent and love learning how the songs were written. The shows will change the way you listen to music.

Learn more about the shows here.

1) Who are the new performers for this year’s event?

Angie Niehoff and Becky Macaluso: New performers this year are Matraca Berg and Jeff Hanna. Matraca was one of the youngest members inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and has decades of top hits. Jeff is a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016. This will be one of the few occasions that this married couple get to perform together.

2) What else will be new and exciting for this year’s event?

Angie Niehoff and Becky Macaluso: We are returning to an earlier start and again serving sandwiches and other food. Doors will open at 6 pm with the show starting at 7 pm each night. 

In lieu of a silent auction, we are holding an online drawing for five unique prizes including a Roger Dean Spring Training Experience and Champagne Brunch & Polo Package (each valued at $500 or more). Tickets will sell for $25 each or 5 for $100 so everyone can participate and help support our Youth program. Watch your email for an announcement on when the drawing goes live on the LPBC website.

3) Why is Songwriters in the Round such a unique event? 

Angie Niehoff and Becky Macaluso: Songwriters in the Round is a magical night – a time when you can learn the stories behind the songs and enjoy performances in the intimate setting of the Harriett Himmel theater. Now in its 12th year, LPBC’s songwriter event was one of the first such shows held outside of Nashville. Today, songwriter festivals are popular throughout the country, yet coming to South Florida and performing at the Harriett is one of the songwriters' favorite venues.

4) What do you hope those attending the event will gain from the experience? 

Angie Niehoff and Becky Macaluso: First timers are always amazed at the musical talent and love learning about how the songs were written. It changes the way you listen to music when you get to meet the people that crafted the words and the melodies.  And once you experience this special event, you want to come back next time and bring your friends.