Of all festivals entertaining us all year, singer-songwriter festivals guarantee original compositions and variety in creativity and performance that makes them the very special moment that they are. This is about more than entertainment, this is artistic expression, new sounds, different perspectives of the subject that have been following us till the dawn of time, including to quote two only, romantic and topical. At 1 In Music, we thought we’d compile what the world is offering soon in terms of singer-songwriter festivals so as to give you some choices and ensure that you get to participate in one at least this year.
The Key West Songwriters Festival
Only a month from now, the Key West songwriters festival is taking place May 8th to 12th. With over 150 performers invited, over 30 different shows planned, over 5 days and nights and tickets on sale now, it will be a shame to miss this event if you are near Key West, Florida, United States. This is the opportunity to discover one of the favourite local entertainment bringing in songwriters from far and wide. The festival is staged at an array of the island’s most popular Beaches, Boats, Bars, Resorts and Historic Theatres. The Key West Songwriters Festival is in its 24th year and is “the largest festival of its kind in the world. The festival is sponsored by the performing rights organisation BMI. The organisers share their professionalism and experience by guaranteeing live music bliss, introducing crowds to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs. With most of the Festival shows are FREE to enter, there are no excuses not to partake.
Charleston Songwriters Festival
The Charleston Songwriters Festival takes place April 18th to 20th this year. artist line up include the likes of John Paul White (The Civil Wars), Will Hoge, Yesterday’s Wine, Andy Albert,
Bridgette Tatum, Chris Lindsey, Cliff Cody and many more. The festival brings together lovers of music from both sides of the creative line. The event immerses you in an atmosphere of intimate storytelling, and celebrates the incredible culture of Charleston and The Lowcountry.
Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival
The Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival has been taking place around the end of March beginning of April every year. The incredible event is produced by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association established in 1967. NSAI’s pro members come from the United States and other countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music.