Songwriters Festival returns to Dripping Springs

The Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival will return for its eighth year this fall.

Destination Dripping Springs, the marketing arm of the non-profit Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau, will host the event October 14-16 in historic downtown Dripping Springs. The city itself is the venue, and eight participating venues are the stages for more than 70 songwriter showcases. Fifty songwriters from across the country and around the world will perform “in the round,” Nashville-style, for attendees to enjoy for free.

Stages will be at Hudson’s on Mercer, Mazama’s Coffee Co, Acopon Brewing, The Barber Shop, Warehouse Courtyard, Sidecar Tasting Room, Dog ‘N’ Bone and Haus of Jayne. The majority of the stages are open-air and open-air, and all are within safe and easy walking distance of each other in Dripping Springs’ downtown historic district. Parking is plentiful and drinks and food trucks will be available at or near all participating venues.

Golf carts will also be available, if needed, for trips to and from the stages on Old Fitzhugh Road and Mercer Street.

“This festival gets better every year,” said Pam Owens, President and CEO of the Visitors Bureau. “Our talented 2022 lineup is not to be missed.”

Performances run continuously on Friday and Saturday from afternoon to evening, and on Sunday festivities include a lively gospel brunch at Hudson’s on Mercer Street, followed by the popular festival wrap-up party outside the HEB welcome tent.

“It’s amazing that you can hear so much great music from writers who are serious about their craft and their stories,” Owens said. “And the bonus is that it’s all free thanks to our fabulous sponsors. The Saturday night headliner showcase was sold out 10 days before the start of the show! »

This year’s featured concert, Saturday night at Mercer Dancehall, will feature Aaron Barker, Leslie Satcher and David Lee. These three artists have had No. 1 hits sung by some of the biggest names in the music industry and have won numerous awards among them. The show will be opened by two Rising Star Songwriters, Cari Ray and Shawn Byrne.

For the first time this year, the festival will also include a songwriting series, featuring three Rising Star songwriters sharing their songwriting process and a song or two. This set will take place at the Homespun Kitchen and Bar from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

To learn more about the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival, visit drippingspringssongwrite rsfestival.com.

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