If you see a more-than-average number of people headed to a "gig" downtown this weekend, it's quite possible they're in town for the South Louisiana Songwriters' Festival and Workshop (SOLO).

Songwriters from all over have converged on Downtown Lafayette for the SOLO workshop, sharing ideas and inspirations, and working together to write new songs.

The SOLO workshop has partnered with the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and the CREATE initiative to bring professional, aspiring, and local writers together for four days of mentoring, creating, and collaborating. -  Downtown Lafayette 

Warehouse 535 and Blue Moon Saloon are the venues hosting performances, which include local songwriters like Michael Scott Boudreaux, Caleb Elliott, Roddie Romero, and Sean Ardoin as well as some of their idols, like Jim Lauderdale and Nick Lowe.

What I am looking forward to most is the collaborations; musicians/songwriters who have never worked with each other can spark great creativity within each other!

SOLO’s goal is to bring writers together to find inspiration not only from each other, but also from the rich, soulful, and authentic vibe that is South Louisiana. Its purpose is to bring artists, music lovers, and industry professionals together to ignite Lafayette’s creative scene – to make Lafayette known not only for its heritage, but also for its deep pool of musical talent, engineers, and studios, all capable of inspiring and creating music that is relevant now and into the future. - Downtown Lafayette

Here's a quick video that recaps last year's event.

(Downtown Lafayette, SOLO