Dedicated to nurturing community among Singer/Songwriters of Northwest New Jersey and the surrounding region - those who create and those who appreciate!

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We seek to provide an open and supportive atmosphere for aspiring amateurs through accomplished professionals. 
The Guild will host learning and sharing events such as Open Mics, coffeehouses, songcraft workshops and seminars, as well as showcases and festivals for performances.

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Groove in the Grove

Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd,, Budd Lake, New Jersey 07828

Great Eight!!

2018 will again feature Patrick Fitzsimmons!! "Patrick has such a melodic gift and crystal clear voice...a singer-songwriter of the first rank" - John Platt of WFUV Public Radio

We had such a great time last year with Patrick, we're doing it again!!! Stay tuned as we fill-in our 2018 performer roster! We are blessed to have Danielle Miraglia and Geoff Doubleday new to Groove this season! Also new to Groove are Cassidy Rain & Bryan Schroeder of the Outcrops, wild Carla Ulbrich and Bernie Drury - Songwriter! Bringing you the best regional Songwriters, some favorites, some new discoveries, always great music, food and FUN!


SSG presents Mark Ryan!

Enzo's , 382 US-46, Budd Lake, New Jersey 07828

Mark Ryan’s songs invite the audience to experience the world from different perspectives, not necessarily their own. His songs are connected by common themes of hope and redemption. He is not a commercial artist; he draws upon personal experiences to explore what matters most in a world full of distractions.

Mark’s songwriting began with grade school poetry. After a high school friend set one of his poems to music, Mark bought a cheap guitar and learned to strum by listening to records and playing along with a songbook. After high school, Mark moved to Vermont where he worked on the railroad and became a carpenter. Upon his return five years later, he gigged and performed showcases in NY and NJ with friends before earning his BA and becoming an English teacher.

Mark is a member of several songwriting groups, including the Skylands Songwriters Guild, NSAI (Nashville), and the Bergen County Songwriters Group. He was also a founding member of two NJ based modern country bands, Country Comfort and Free Country.

Come to listen or share a few songs - always fun!! $5 cover! Food and drinks available. SSG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization

SSG Presents Michaela McClain

Enzo's , 382 US-46, Budd Lake, New Jersey 07828

Michaela McClain, winner of the 2013 "Best Indie Act" at the Jersey Acoustic Music Awards, is a critically-acclaimed, folk-soul singer/songwriter with a "warm groove" and "rich mezzo-soprano voice." In 2011,she began writing and performing her own music, touring extensively throughout New York and New Jersey.

A trained musician from Montclair State University's prestigious John J. Cali School of Music, Michaela has released three EPs (Bittersweet Melodies, Michaela McClain: The Dallas Sessions, Michaela McClain: The Manhattan Sessions), several music videos ("Cold Hearts," "No More Blues," etc.) and a full-length CD/DVD, Michaela McClain: Live at Blue Light Sessions. Her music is featured on Sirius FM, in well-known listening rooms and at various music festivals.

“McClain blends faucets of #soul, #folk and #jazz in a wonderfully intoxicating way” says Ed Magdziak of You Don’t Know Jersey.


Come to listen or share a few songs - always fun!! $5 cover! Food and drinks available. SSG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization

SSG Holiday Extravaganza

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Enzo's , 382 US-46, Budd Lake, New Jersey 07828

December's SSG Open mic & songwriter showcase event at Enzo's will be a Holiday Extravaganza and we need YOU to make it a success! If you have an original Holiday song - for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's or winter-themed song, we want to hear it. If you don't - get started writing - there's plenty of time to finish before December 15!

There will be no single featured performer - only your Holiday songs ;)

Always fun!! $0 cover! Food and drinks available. SSG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization.