THE 2020 SIP HOPE TOWN SCHEDULE
**Although each of our SIP HOPE TOWN shows will begin at a set time Songwriters In Paradise does not pre-post nightly "Line Ups" as we want each evening to be fun, loose & impromptu with unique & often never tried before collaborations happening thanks to the music, the fans, the venues, the Firefly Vodka, the Whiskey Jam Whiskey & the good vibes. Our idea is to have ALL of our SIP Songwriters end up playing' a little (or a lot) every night of the festival... but there is always the chance that too much whiskey, rum or wine one night may mean not much singing another. We hope you understand our non-scheduled line up, but rest assured the good music will be playing & the great times will be flowing.**
OPENING NIGHT @ FIREFLY
Our 8th ANNUAL SIP HOPE TOWN Opening Night "JAM & GREET" will once again take place at our host resort THE FIREFLY SUNSET RESORT. This first evening is always a relaxed night to catch up with old friends, have a few Whiskey Jam cocktails & hear a song or two from each of our SIP HOPE TOWN Songwriters.
WED. NIGHT @ SEA SPRAY
Our 2nd show of the week (on Feb. 12th) will take place at one of our favorite marinas, restaurant & bars in all of the Bahamas SEA SPRAY. SEA SPRAY has recently become a top SIP HOPE TOWN venue thanks to their newly updated huge dockside bar & a staging area that is perfect for our SIP HOPE TOWN performances.
THURS. NIGHT @ HARBOUR'S EDGE
Thursday Night's SIP HOPE TOWN Show is our HOPE TOWN FIRE & RESCUE Benefit @ The Harbour's Edge in downtown Hope Town. This lil' bar gets packed to the gills for this evening thanks to almost 3 hours of non-stop SIP music... so get in early & plan on staying' late! $20 PER PERSON.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON CHARITY BASKETBALL
Our 4th ANNUAL TEAM DJANGO vs. TEAM DEVERO Charity Basketball Extravaganza will take place at the downtown Hope Town Basketball court at 1:00PM on Friday, Feb. 14th! Raffle tickets will be sold for $20 EACH for either TEAM DJANGO or TEAM DEVERO with ALL PROCEEDS going to our amazing SIP HOPE TOWN Charities. This is an incredibly fun, sometimes tense but mostly silly game of basketball for a wonderful cause… the Hope Town School. :)
FRIDAY NIGHT @ HOPE TOWN INN & MARINA
More than a few past SIP attendees have said the most enjoyable night of SIP HOPE TOWN is our Friday evening show at the spectacular HOPE TOWN INN & MARINA & if once you attend one of these shows you will know why. With the SIP stage set up right on the sand & the audience relaxing in beach chairs & blankets it is one rather amazing way to spend a Friday evening in February.
SATURDAY MORNING BEACH CLEAN UP
Join the SIP HOPE TOWN Songwriters from 10AM - 12PM for a Saturday Morning Beach Clean Up of one of Elbow Cay’s most beautiful stretches. SIP Songwriters, & anyone else willing to join, will meet at Abaco Inn at 10AM & then break into “pick up crews” to walk & pick up any trash between Abaco Inn & Sea Spray until noon. ***Trash bags will be supplied & then afterwards we can all do some cocktails & lunch at Sea Spray.***
SATURDAY NIGHT @ FIREFLY SUNSET RESORT
Our Annual Saturday Night Blow Out is a non-stop, fun fueled, moonlit evening of song, food & drink at our world class host venue The Firefly Sunset Resort. Last year's Saturday Night was so big we had folks spilling over to sit on the hill next to the actual Firefly Restaurant on their own beach chairs & blankets... so our advice is get to Firefly very early & then don't move.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON @ ABACO INN
Parting is such sweet sorrow & that is always 100% the case with our Annual Sunday Afternoon FAREWELL SHOW at The Abaco Inn. With our SIP stage positioned picturesquely between the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic Ocean Abaco Tom & his crew never fail to take care of both the SIP songwriters & the SIP attendees with a not to be missed perfect close to yet another SONGWRITERS IN PARADISE.
SUNDAY NIGHT CHARITY KARAOKE @ FIREFLY
Our impromptu Sunday Night charity karaoke went so well last year we have decided it is now an annual part of the SIP HOPE TOWN line up! It works like this... you want someone to sing a song that they get to choose... you pick that person, donate $20 - $99 to our SIP HOPE TOWN charity fund & they pick a song they want to sing... but if you want someone to sing a song that YOU get to pick for them... well that is $100 - $500 (depending on how bad the song is). Trust me this is a hysterical evening & the perfect way to end our week in paradise. Get your pipes (and wallets) ready!
TUESDAY - SATURDAY SHOWS START @ 8:00PM
FRIDAY CHARITY BASKETBALL & SUNDAY SHOW START @ 1:00PM
THURSDAY NIGHT'S SHOW @ HARBOUR'S EDGE - $20 AT DOOR (HOPE TOWN FIRE & RESCUE BENEFIT)
CLOSING NIGHT "SIP CHARITY KARAOKE" @ FIREFLY JUST STARTS WHEN SOMEONE DECIDES TO START SINGING. :)
**ALL TIMES APPROXIMATE (IT IS THE BAHAMAS AFTER ALL)**
AND REMEMBER ALL SIP HOPE TOWN SHOWS WILL BE ABSOLUTELY PACKED SO RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AT EACH VENUE... BUT IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO GET A RESERVATION OUR ADVICE IS TO ARRIVE VERY EARLY & HOPE TO FIND A SPOT AT THE BAR OR EVEN JUST A SMALL PLACE ON THE STEPS.