Songwriter Showcase with John Swilley – Tickets – Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA – May 21st, 2018

Songwriter Showcase with John Swilley

Songwriter Showcase with John Swilley

Sarah Zuniga, Aspen Anonda

Mon · May 21, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre

Free

This event is 18 and over

John Swilley
John Swilley
John Swilley is a 25-year-old singer/songwriter from Athens, GA. Born in Decatur, GA, he began writing at the age of 14. A vocal performance major at The University of Georgia, he is completely self-taught on both guitar and piano, and his original sound is described by Athens’ Flagpole magazine as “a blend of Southern Rock, sultry R&B and Funk, with a twist of Delta Blues…”

Early on, John sang lead, and co-wrote with several Athens-based indie bands, but he has emerged as primarily a solo artist. He has performed in many locations across the Southeast, including the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL; the world-famous Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN; and in both of Athens’ iconic venues: The Georgia Theater and The 40-Watt Club. For the last two years, he held a spring “residency,” performing weekly in downtown Athens and he also appears regularly in multiple singer/songwriter showcases including The Sofa Sessions, hosted by Grammy-award winning songwriter Bruce Burch and The Best of Unknown Athens started by songwriter Liam Parke. In 2016, he was a featured artist in the Sounds of the South music festival in Milledgeville, GA.

His first EP, Broken Melodies, was released in 2015 and can be found on iTunes, CD Baby and Spotify.
Sarah Zuniga
Sarah Zuniga
Sarah Zúñiga is a New York born singer-songwriter and guitarist who has made Athens, Georgia her home. A recent graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, she spent her senior year abroad at The University of Oxford in England. However, over the past twelve years--since the age of 11--Sarah has been in the entertainment business as a catalogue model, actress, and singer. She has studied acting and music in New York, instructed by veteran professionals from The New York University Tisch School of the Arts, The Metropolitan Opera, and Broadway. Her performances range from non-profit fundraisers for cancer research to neighborhood pubs in Ireland and England. Most notably, she has also played popular Athens and Atlanta venues such as Hendershots Coffee Bar, The Vinyl/Center Stage, The Georgia Theatre Rooftop, and The Foundry where she was showcased among those considered The Best of Unknown Athens. A top five finalist for the 2017 Vic Chestnutt Songwriter of the Year Award, Sarah has also opened for critically acclaimed Americana singer/songwriter Elliot Bronson. Zuniga is an American of Ecuadorian and Nicaraguan descent. She writes in Spanish and English, compiling an impressive body of work representing folk, coffeehouse, and alternative genres. Some of which are featured on her debut album, Someday Soon, officially released on Spotify, iTunes, GooglePlay, Apple Music, and Amazon!

Already The Flagpole—a famous alternative newsweekly committed to the best of Athens, Georgia’s art and culture—has acknowledged Sarah’s work with an honorable mention. She is committed to reaching a major audience, inspiring hopeful realism through catchy melodies and raw, honest lyrics reflecting her deep concern for both a vibrant humanity and a thriving Earth. To that end, her ever passionate work esteems self-reflection, the pursuit of meaningful relationships, and sustainable, eco-friendly environmental practices.

You may find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube as SarahZunigaMusic.
Aspen Anonda
Aspen Anonda
Originally from Atlanta, newly-based Athens artist Aspen Anonda found her love for music at a very young age. At the age of nine she began performing and instantly found her passion. Although she is still discovering her style, Aspen enjoys mixing jazzy melodies with pop lyrics to pull her listeners in.

Aspen has opened up for many bands in venues such as Smith's Olde Bar, Madlife Stage & Studios, and Eddie's Attic. She was also recently named "Teen Artist of the Year" by the GA Country Awards.

Aspen's first 6 song EP was released November 2017. Check it out on iTunes, Spotify, and Soundcloud today!
Venue Information:
Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.georgiatheatre.com/