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About Chick Singer Night®

Chick Singer Night® is the world's most notable original and longest-running songfest for female artists. It has been expanding at a rapid pace in this millennium and has developed into a global presence.

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Brief History

CSN founder Lori Maier (Bio) hosted the first Chick Singer Night® in Chicago in November of 1988, and it is now stonger than ever. Since then, CSN has spread its wings across the country and is now a national monthly or quarterly event in multiple cities across the U.S. and as far away as Stockholm, Sweden. 

The success of this program has inspired CSN alumna to support singers and songwriters with similar spinoff showcases through the years.

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About the Shows

The format is a simple one.

  • All singers are welcome; all styles of music, all levels of experience, all walks of life. 
  • Each singer shows up the afternoon of the show, charts in hand, and runs her songs with the CSN Band. 
  • Later that evening they hit the stage with the hot band in a cool venue and give the performance of a lifetime to a cheering crowd!

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Cast and Crew

The credit for CSN's success belongs to many people, all of whom give their time and music to create this special songfest.

Area Directors

First and foremost is the team of people who keep the CSN tradition going strong in each city.

World Class Bands

World-class musicians who create incredible music for and with each featured artist. Their contribution to CSN is immeasurable.

Amazing Singers

Thousands of women have been featured on the Chick Singer Night® stage. And some incredible guys as well! Most shows include an "Are You Man Enough" spot.

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