Christian Songwriters' Showcase

We had some big surprises at the May 30th Christian Songwriters' Showcase, none bigger than an abrupt change of venue!

Because of economic considerations, GFE Coffee in Highland has cut back their hours to close at 2:00 PM. While we understand such budget cuts, we weren't actually notified of the change, which made for some confusion when we showed up at 3:30 in the afternoon. Thanks to some frantic phone calling and the kindness of Pastor Dave Robson at Highland Hills Church, we were able to move everything down a couple of blocks to the United Methodist Church on the corner of Baseline and Church Street. Undying gratitude to Pastor Robson for his assistance, and to the folks at GFE for opening their doors to us for the past several months.

Above: Ann Lynn (top); Cliff Sliger (bottom)

We also owe a huge debt to Phil Vecchio of, a fellowship of Christian artists who network and support each other's efforts. Thanks to Phil we were able to line up three pop.vox acts for the May showcase: husband-and-wife duo Ann Lynn of Big Bear; spirited rocker Cliff Sliger, also of Big Bear; and the cheerful insanity of Jeff Mayfield, the leader of Son of Heatwave. Also on the roster but not a pop.vox artist was Marc DeCock, a powerful performer and writer who hails from Costa Mesa.

We are still seeking a venue for the June 27th showcase, and we welcome any suggestions you might have for venues in the San Bernardino/Highland/Redlands area. So far the bill includes Daniel Sanchez from St. John Bosco Church, and the band Paravell (also a artist!) More to come!

Below: Jeff Mayfield (top); Marc DeCock and band (bottom)

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