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West Coast Songwriters Grand Finals and Masterclass Experience

July 20 @ 10:00 pm - July 21 @ 12:30 am

Come see talented songwriters compete in WCS’s Grand Finals, PLUS an exclusive all-day master class experience with music industry experts.

All ages are welcome to attend this unforgettable summer event!

Exciting news for songwriters and music lovers!

Join West Coast Songwriters on July 20th at Almost Famous Winery in Livermore, CA, for their Grand Finals from 7 – 9:30 PM, where talented songwriters will compete to win an invitation to perform at their annual conference in front of major industry professionals at the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM).

But that’s not all! SONGWRITERS, add your all-day master class pass for an exclusive West Coast Songwriters experience with music industry experts leading up to the grand finals. The all-day master class experience will begin at 10:30 AM and end at 4 PM. Lunch is provided.

Master Class #1 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Lunch break from 12:30 – 2 pm. Master Class #2 with Doug Green from 2 – 4 pm. Grand Finals Event from 7 – 9:30 pm.

Don’t miss out on this incredible full-day opportunity! Grab your tickets now and secure your spot at WCS’s biggest summer event.

Tickets ONLY include admission to the evening Grand Finals event. An additional add-on must be purchased to attend the all-day master class experience, which includes admission to two (2) master classes and a boxed lunch of sandwich (gluten free and vegetarian available by request) and chips. Email [email protected] to notify us about any dietary restrictions. WCS members can use a promo code for a discounted pass.

Join us at Almost Famous Wine Lounge, an award-winning, new tasting room and venue located on Vasco Road in the heart of Livermore’s wine, spirits and brewery district. Almost Famous Wine makes fifteen wines in diverse styles, and earned over 50 top industry awards since our debut in 2021.


Founded in 1979, West Coast Songwriters (WCS) has grown into one of the most active music associations in the USA, offering multiple monthly events, pitching events, workshops, retreats, showcases, and an annual conference.

Whether your goal is personal expression or to make a living in the music industry, knowing how to write or recognize a well crafted song is key to your success. At WCS, members establish important relationships, both professionally and personally, that enhance and accelerate their development.

Music ceases to be a solitary pursuit and becomes a shared endeavor through the focus, feedback, collaboration, contacts/networking and support that WCS provides.

Learn more.


Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Doug Green started New Rivals Entertainment with a strong passion for music which built the foundation of his company. Green began his professional career in 2012 as Director of Business Affairs for Flexitone Records run by David Ivory. Ivory is a Grammy Award-nominated multi-Platinum recording engineer, producer, studio owner, and music business entrepreneur. His credits include The Roots, Erykah Badu, Halestorm, Kindred the Family Soul’s -Rhythm of Life among many others.

Green’s position included day to day operations of label promotion under Ivory while writing press releases, securing radio airplay across the nation as well as booking and promoting label showcases. In addition, he also assisted with creating and designing band websites as well as selecting singles for album placements. The vast range of artist genres on the label gave Green the opportunity to expand his knowledge of the different directions in the industry. Working with artists like the Sharon Lia Band, Sunset Villains, Strange Karma and more, Green was able to expand his reach by adding brand development and creation of marketing to his repertoire of his abilities. Ivory gave him the opportunity to learn and succeed giving him responsibilities in all parts of the company. He was able to secure artist performances at the Firefly Festival, the Ladybug Festival as well as opening slots for national touring acts.

While working with a booking agency, he learned how to pitch for and negotiate regional and international buy-on performances. While collecting and recording metadata for his artists and bands, Green decided to join forces with esteemed entertainment attorney Simon Rosen to help artists on the legal side of the music industry. Green and Rosen began collaboration in 2017 and continue to work closely together. Their duties range from artist management and development to contract review, brand sponsorships, financial administrator and more. It was through the encouragement of Rosen, Green began New Rivals Entertainment and working as Sr. A&R for Blue Collar Records.

The company circles around marketing, artist management and development, consultant, director of A&R, song pitching, and anything else that could benefit the creator. New Rivals is home of rock band The Warhawks, #1 hit songwriter Jennifer Adan and now serves as A&R for Teri Carpenter’s company, Reel Muzik Werks out of Nashville, TN.

As the roster grows, Green continues to be an advocate for the independent artist and songwriting lending his skills to help organize and streamline creative channels for his clients. As a point of contact for radio pluggers, show promoters, sync agents, lawyers, public relation teams, management and more, Green serves as a do-it-all entrepreneur for the creative masses allowing his clients to achieve more and expand their reach of what music is capable of.


There is a two drink minimum for each guest. With a menu of 15 wines in diverse styles and sophisticated non-alcoholic options, there’s something for everyone.

Set times and ticket prices are subject to change, and sales are final.

Dancing is encouraged at Almost Famous, and usually takes place in front of and to the side of the stage. If a dance party breaks out, we cannot guarantee a completely unobstructed view to those sitting in the bistro table seats.

Please visit www.almostfamous.wine for our other venue policies.


Almost Famous Wine Lounge
2271 S. Vasco, Suite D
Livermore, CA 94550 United States