The Palm Coast Songwriters Festival is growing again in 2022
by: Garry Lubi
The Palm Coast Songwriters Festival, which kicked off in 2018 with nine songwriters, this year showcased 35 of the best songwriters with more than 125 No. 1 hits under their belt, not to mention hundreds of additional songs charted. With attendees from 16 different states, multiple cities within a 200-mile radius of Florida, and many residents of Flagler, St. Johns, and Volusia counties, the festival, held April 28 through May 1, was enjoyed its greatest success.
On Friday, April 29, the festival raised over $8,400 for the Gold Star Mentors Foundation with the auction of a guitar autographed by major artists such as Collin Raye, Billy Currington, Daryl Worley, Aaron Tippin and Sammy Kershaw. The mission of Gold Star Mentors is to donate and teach guitars to children and young adults who mourn the death of a military loved one. To visit https://goldstarmentors.com.
Then, on Sunday, May 1, festival organizers raffled off another autographed guitar during the amphitheater show, raising $3,000 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library/Early Learning Coalition for Flagler and Volusia counties. The second guitar was autographed by all the songwriters who performed at the four-day festival.
Additionally, the festival helped raise $8,100 for the Daytona State College Foundation in November 2021 in conjunction with the Plantation Bay community, ICI Homes, Flagler County Insurance Agency, and Total Comfort during a fundraiser/dinner/songwriters Round held at Plantation Bay Country Club.
For more information on the Palm Coast Songwriters Festival and tickets for the 2023 festival, May 4-7, visit www.palmcoastsongwritersfestival.comand connect with the Festival at PalmCoastSongFest on Facebook, PalmCoastSongFest on Instagram and @PalmCoastFest on Twitter.