The Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival (GSF) will take over downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee and the surrounding area from Aug. 18-21. The three-day conference and live music event will feature nightly shows by hit songwriters and artists in venues such as Ole Red, SkyLift Park, Park Vista Hotel, The Historic Gatlinburg Inn, The Listening Room, Ole Smoky, Shine Shack, and more.
Headline shows will include performances from Larry Gatlin, Brady Seals, and a special Legends of Bluegrass show at Ole Smoky featuring Larry Cordle, Tim Stafford, Jerry Salley, Irene Kelley, Carl Jackson and Thom Jutz. The nights will also be filled with sets from No. 1 songwriters, including Shane Stevens, Tony Arata, Danny Wells, Steve Dean, Will Nance, and many more.
The GSF conference offers the opportunity to write with songwriters, book a Master Songwriting Lecture by Larry Gatlin, and acquire valuable information regarding TV and film licensing and wealth management help. Songwriters can be mentored by industry professionals such as Eddie Gore and Justyna Kelley, who specialize in artist production, songwriting, and development for up-and-coming talent at Music Row’s RCA Studio C.
Most performances are free and open to the public. Special events can be attended with a $30 membership, one-night show tickets, or special event tickets and passes. Tickets can be purchased here.