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Music with Friends

November 18, 2021 9:00 pm PST

Main Stage

Doors Open: 8:00pm


Have you ever wondered who writes songs for Selena Gomez, Shaun Mendez, Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson? On any given day there are thousands and thousands of songs being written by songwriters with hopes that an artist will hear it, record it, and turn it into so much more.

At Music With Friends we take todays top songwriters, and give them their own stage. A moment to hear the songs straight from the source. Our intimate acoustic showcase is perfect for date night, or a chill evening out.

Jesse Thomas, who is an acclaimed songwriter herself, hosts and will keep the laughs going all night. Keep an eye out for surprise guests, as the show is known for its jaw on the floor surprises. Past performers like JP Saxe, Noah Cyrus, Lauv, and Charlotte Lawrence all have took the stage unannounced.

This show has sold out for 5 years straight… come see what all the buzz is about!

Please come with a negative test within 72 hours or vax card. <3

Let’s meet the performers!

Mags Duval:
Mags Duval is an LA-based songwriter who got her start in Nashville after being signed to Beth and Luke Laird. Recent releases include L Devine’s single “Die On The Dancefloor”, Wafia’s “How To Lose A Friend”, Salem Ilese’s “Good Not Great”, Josh Golden’s “Violets”,  The Highwomen’s “Loose Change”, and others.

Grant Averill:
Grant Averill is a songwriter and producer originally from Portland, Oregon and is based in Los Angeles. He is a strong and honest lyricist who creates unique concepts and melodies, and works frequently with Joe London. Recent releases include the Eric Nam single, “I Don’t Know You Anymore”, salem ilese’s “Good, Not Great”, gnash’s “Hungover & I Miss You,” as well as cuts with Johnny Orlando, Gunnar Gehl, Colton Dixon, Jon Bryant, Annika Rose, Nate Traveller, and more! He likes to surf and has an artist project coming up called EXBF.

Cara Salimando:
Cara Salimando has contributed to the records and releases of Kesha, Dua Lipa, MØ, Clean Bandit, Pussy Riot, Hayley Kiyoko, ALLIE X, Charlotte Lawrence, and others. Being an artist herself, Salimando has an uncanny ability to forge relationships with artists and bring vivid and intimate lyrics out of them. She performs her own work under the moniker Bunny Lowe; forthcoming EP “Memory Palace” available Dec. 3rd, 2021.

Jonny Price:
Jonny Price is a platinum selling songwriter/producer from Westchester County, New York. He has written songs for Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Usher, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Sam Hunt, JP Saxe, Kygo, Ben Platt and many others. He is madly in love with his wife Jackie and thrilled to be performing at Music with Friends. Jonny is published by Sony/ATV and proud to be represented by WME.

Jesse Thomas:
A songwriter originally from Covington, Kentucky. Jesse has racked up a near billion streams writing for artists like Martin Garrix, Troye Sivan, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Stapleton, Ben Platt, PTX, Royal & The Serpent, Charlotte Lawrence, Ingrid Michaelson, Ingrid Andress, Wrabel and more. Check out her solo project Thomboi for some wavy pop tunes. She also hosts the evening and can be quite chaotic!

Please Note: Tickets purchased on this site are for the mentioned artist only. If an artists name is not listed in the details, then tickets for that artists show are being sold separately, or at the door.

Please purchase tickets accordingly for the artist you would like to support.

One ticket is usually good to stay the entire evening, unless otherwise noted.

Thank you.

Ages: 21 and up


November 18, 2021
9:00 pm PST


Hotel Cafe
1623 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, 90028 United States


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