SMSWF Mission

The 6th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival will be held Aug. 16-20, 2017 in Gatlinburg, TN.  This event was created to “Celebrate our Appalachian Musical Roots”.

The Public is invited to share with songwriters this celebration of the craft of songwriting.  5 Days of Free Live Music and more.

Singer/Songwriters not only perform at the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival but they also tell you the story behind the song.  You will recognize many of the songs from the radio.   It is one of the most entertaining shows you will ever see!

The mission of The SMSWF is to bring songwriters, music industry professionals, and music lovers together for the enjoyment of learning, sharing and preserving the craft of songwriting.

The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival provides a  series of Free Live Music Venues throughout downtown Gatlinburg as well as a few ticketed events where songwriters perform and tell  you the story behind the songs you hear on the radio.  PUBLIC INVITED.

Come “Celebrate our Appalachian Musical Roots” Aug. 16-20, 2017.

Great Music, Great Entertainment, Great Time to Network.  This is what the Smoky Mountains Songwriter’s Festival is all about! It’s an opportunity for the public, songwriters, music industry pros and fans to enjoy a vacation mixed with a  music enrichment networking experience for people in all facets of the music industry;  at the same time showcasing songs, songwriters and the upcoming and new music to the public.

Songwriter Opportunities include: Song Competition, Co-Write With Hit Writers, Workshop Series, Mentoring, Auditioning, Own Your Own Stage Spots and networking with some of Nashville’s best industry pros.

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