Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle, a project of Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, offers amateur and semi-pro songwriters free monthly contact, song critiquing and discussion. It also functions as a hub for additional services including the weekly Calliope Songwriters Open Stage, invited feature performances, paid and volunteer gigs and an annual compilation album of members’ songs, which has served for many members as a springboard to their first independent recordings.
Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle’s website disseminates group information and posts members’ events, photos and videos. Members who’ve contributed a song to the album series can promote themselves through the site’s Artist pages.
Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle
7 p.m. first Tuesdays, Bloomfield Bridge Tavern
Calliope Songwriters Open Stage
9 p.m. every Tuesday, Bloomfield Bridge Tavern
Bloomfield Bridge Tavern, 4412 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield, Pittsburgh. 412-682-8611.