Local, national and international songwriters will be gathering in Dripping Springs Oct. 18-20 for the annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival.
This 6th annual event will present more than 35 showcases a day, featuring a wide variety of finely-crafted songs and the people and stories behind them.
More than 40 extremely talented songwriters, coming from four countries and five states, will play “in-the-round”, Nashville-style, on six intimate stages located at The Barber Shop, Mazama Coffee Co., Acopon Brewing, The Sidecar Tasting Room, Hudson’s on Mercer and Milton’s Cottage – all of which are within safe, easy walking distance of each other in the quaint Historic District of downtown Dripping Springs.
Performances run continuously on Friday and Saturday from afternoon to evening, and on Sunday the festivities include a spirited Gospel Brunch Showcase at Hudson’s on Mercer, followed by the ever-popular Festival Wrap-Party at the Barber Shop. Parking is plentiful, food and drinks will be available at each venue, and admission to all the showcases is free to the public. There will also be complimentary shuttle service between venues, provided by Golf Cars of Austin.
Easily accessible and well-organized, the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival is a welcome, “industry-opposite” change from the typical “Austin-Palooza-Music-Fest” that everyone is familiar with. This annual event offers people the up-close and personal chance to see, hear and get to know some very talented performers who have a deep love of the art of songwriting. Since its inception in 2014 the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival has been all about finely-crafted songs, and the talented artists who have written them.
After performing here that first year, Grammy-winning Nashville songwriter Dean Dillon said, “This festival could grow to be something big, you’ve really got a great thing going here.”
Each year a portion of the proceeds of the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival are donated to Kids in a New Groove, a nonprofit, charitable organization that provides musical instruments and one-on-one instruction and mentorship to foster children in Central Texas.
For more information about the 2019 Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival please visit www.drippingspringssongwritersfestival.com.