When we started the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival many songwriters asked to buy a stage spot. These songwriters told us they did not like to compete, they wanted their own solo stage, and they wanted to pick who played with them. The SMSWF obliged them and the SMSWF Stage Spots were formed. SMSWF Stage Spots are a niche for those songwriters who want to invest in their own songwriting career. The thanks and response we have had from those who purchase a stage spot let’s us know we should let songwriters have this option.
Last day you can request to Own Your Own Stage at the Aug 16-20, 2017 SMSWF is April 30, 2017 unless those stages get filled prior to that date. Those scoring all 10s during the audition rating process will immediately be granted a stage according to the order the requests come in.