Listen to the Songwriters Round at the Commodore Grille starting at 6pm on Sunday on WFMC Jams.
6:00 John J Kennedy, Nikki Claire, Hudson Haining
6:30 David Alan Loy, Tim Walpose, Micah Nortrup
7:00 Gary Cavanaugh, Terry Goose Downing, Scott Barrier
7:30 Gibson and Mileti
8:00 Guy Gilchrist, Eddie Heinzelman
8:30 Bella Dorian, Hailey Jane, Colleen Francis
The Commodore Grille is a unique restaurant and live music venue located inside the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt. Open daily for breakfast and dinner. Live music is hosted 7 nights a week at the Commodore Grille featuring original songs from the original performers. The live music begins nightly at 6pm with Happy Hour specials from 5pm-6pm.
From Reidsville, North Carolina, Debi Champion began singing with cousins and friends in her home state, then as a solo performer and later with duo's and bands all over NC, SC, Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland. She then moved to South Florida in 1976. Debi's unique blend of country, rock, and jazz made her one of the area's favorite entertainers. In 1978 she won the Mark Allen Critic's Choice Award for "Best Female Vocalist" and in 1985 she won the South Florida Music Award for "Best Rock/Pop/Blues Female Vocalist". Debi has appeared in concert with such diverse artists as Spyro Gyra, Bob James, Leon Russell, Dan Seals, The Dirt Band, Gary Morris, Kris Kristopherson, Restless Heart, Suzi Boggus, Dave Mason, Marshall Tucker Band, Ronnie Milsap, Three Dog Night, The Bama Band, and Mark O'Conner. She also toured as a back-up vocalist with Miami Dolphin, Tim Foley, and sang with the Miami Symphony.