Oceanfront Retreat-St Augustine, FL FEB 22-26th

America's Oldest City! European feel with Beach and Sun! Come for 3-5 days(price is the same)

Sound like heaven? We thought so! It felt like it last year but this year we found an oceanfront place so even Beach Writes are possible!  We've made the price as low as possible to cover costs and are excited for another amazing event! Lots of Co-writing, Songsharing, and fun! Songs from these writers have reached hundreds of thousands of souls for Jesus! Some are reaching far around the world! Special Guests will not be announced/confirmed until January and by then we will be full so don't wait! 

 Most importantly, expect to grow in your walk and as a songwriter with this amazing group of Leaders, Pastors, Worship Leaders, and Christian Artists(many are several of the above)  To Find out How to Register for the Florida Retreat contact Joy Dame by emailing joydamemusic@gmail.com, or even faster.. send a message through instagram to joydamemusic or  lakecitylightsongwrtiters ( or on facebook to Joy Dame). After a short conversation, we'll be excited to welcome you in if you are a good fit! . We have a special discount for silver or gold status Songchasers with Full Circle Music, and/ or if you have been mentored through City Lights or desire to register. Let us know if this interests you!  When you are prepared to plan escaping the February North for Florida Sunshine, we'll talk! Limited Availabilty due to housing so don't wait to get your deposit in if we have already chatted and you've been accepted! 


5 Days/4 Nights Oceanfront housing in the coolest(and oldest) town in the U.S.A. with my crazy talented professional musician friends from Nashville and around the U.S.  I'm excited.. are you? 

MICHIGAN ! JULY 16-19th2024


Ready to worship, fellowship, write and have a life-changing few days w/ your fastfam?🫶🏼We will write anything from lots of worship songs to ccm to Christian pop for artists attending the retreat!

MI RETREAT COST of $549 early bird price… COVERS Housing, entire retreat activities (breakfast/brunch/snacks)  Dinners not included but together if desired- we love all hanging out at the inexpensive options downtown!  Local Rates can apply.  (spots are limited!). This is an invite only retreat so please reach out if you are interested.

Dinners are conveniently right in town and we can enjoy lunch and dinner together at a variety of choices within walking distance.. Chinese,  pizza place, ice cream, etc. A grocery store is also walking distance for those with dietary restrictions and  beautiful victorian home  is equipped with it's own kitchen.  



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Christian Songwriting Community

Lake City Lights is a non-profit ministry under Nashville's Artists in Christian Testimony "ACT" and  we hold Christian Retreats for songwriters who desire to want to make amazing music together. It's for those committed to follow God's calling on their lives as a songwriter. We also have mentorship and are starting a few new things with recording.  Whether you are a seasoned songwriter or just starting out, you will completely enjoy these days of being poured into ..and pouring yourself into the craft of songwriting in an encouraging environment.There's nothing like being with like-minded writers creating together and learning from each other! We love the 2 Timothy 2 concept and encourage different ages at our retreats  (18+)and each retreat has at least 1 pastor attending.. usually a few plus several worship leaders. 


 Did you know that most songwriters will tell you the #1 most impactful thing on their journey was a songwriting retreat? no matter your genre or style, age or experience.  Writers will be able to choose what genres they'd like to write in in their rooms but generally they decide on worship, ccm, singer-songwriter.

Writers in the past MI retreat wrote Worship Music for their churches and CCM, Christian pop, Christian R&B, even a few wanted to write Christian Hip Hop! Several of the songs written at Lake City Lights retreat are being produced already! Writers keep all rights to their music and will leave the retreat with several great songs they got to write with a group of great friends, and great contacts for future writes. All retreaters will also have the opportunity to have their releases written at the event Promoted by Lake City Lights in the future. Evenings will be song sharing,co-writes,relaxing,worship, and sometimes demo-making. The family atmosphere is amazing and so much fun!