Michael R. J. Roth at the FLLUXE Arts Festival

SaturdayMarch 2, at 2:45 p.m.

Get ready for a ‘flamazing’ weekend as FLLUXE returns to Historic Downtown Panama City for its fourth year!

Chalk artists, musicians, and artisan vendors will color the streets of downtown Panama City with eye-catching 3-D installations, groovy sounds, and unique handcrafted goods in this 2-day event.

Family-friendly and free to the public!

Friday, March 1 | 4pm-8pm
Saturday, March 2 | 10am-8pm

Come down on Friday to see the artists at work creating their installations, then return on Saturday to see the finished product! The art will be available to see as long as the chalk lasts

Michael R. J. Roth wins american songwriter lyric contest

"Love Washes Off"

Judge Paul McDonald praised the lyric, saying, "This song felt like I was reading something out of an old poetry book. It stood out over any of the other finalists. A lot of times lyrics with this kind of depth and phrasing will float over people’s heads in a world full of fast food songwriting, but I’m a sucker for deep thinking, poetic, and colorful words."

The announcement is here: https://americansongwriter.com/march-april-2024-lyric-contest-winners/

You can listen to the song here: easyheroes.com - Love Washes Off

40th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest

"all that Remains" and "I'm not as ugly as I look" Finalists



The Panama City Songwriter Underground is a group of local artists who banded together to create a special showcase for the talent that often goes unnoticed in a thriving music scene — the songwriters who live among us. 

Come get a taste of some of the best music you never heard on Wednesday, November 1, from 4-10 p.m. at Mosey’s Downtown, 425 Grace Ave, Panama City, FL. 

Tickets are only $15!

Tickets: coreyhallmusic@gmail.com

Songwriter Sessions at Thistle & Thorne

Hosted by Lucky Mud and Michael R. J. Roth

Lucky Mud and Michael R.J.Roth host this evening of original songs and the stories behind them! We invite a songwriter to be our guest each Thursday! October 26 our featured songwriter is Michael Lister! Join us in this intimate, listening room atmosphere in the cozy corner at Thistle & Thorne! 304 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida.

The Price of a Song: Writing More Dangerous Lyrics

Gulf Coast State College Education Encore Program

This course will look at the basics of modern songwriting, and explore ways to break the rules of composing lyrics that avoid cliches and stand out in unexpected ways to grab the attention of the listener.

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Fridays, 9/22/2023 - 10/27/2023

Gulf Coast State College Education Encore Program 



Play Music in the Porch Day

a world-wide event makes its debut in Lynn Haven

Play Music in the Porch Day, a world-wide event, makes its debut in Lynn Haven FL indoors and outdoors at Roberts Hall, Wild Root Coffee Shop and An Audience of One. Michael R. J. Roth will be playing  inside at the Wild Root coffeehouse at 2:30.




Michael R. J. Roth at capstone house

Saturday, August 12, 6 p.m.

First in a series of showcases of local songwriters in a  listening Room environment. Michael R. J. Roth is the lyric winner of national and international song competitions, and dozens of other awards. Roth has been called "a cool dark troubadour...a modern day poet not unlike Townes Van Zandt" and a "Jedi songwriter," evoking a mix of Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, Jason Isbell and others with lyrics known for their intriguing imagery and "deep, profound truth." Lori McKenna called him "Brilliant."


Songs for Easy Heroes