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The Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival Starts August 18th

Jul 19, 2022 | Festivals, Music, Special Events, Things to do

The Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival is back for 2022, bigger and better than ever! This year’s installment once again features a slew of the very best and most successful songwriters with HUNDREDS of number one hits to their credit. The event is headlined by the legendary, Grammy award-winning, Larry Gatlin, part of the Gatlin Brothers trio.

Some of the other featured songwriters include:

  • Brady Seals
  • Shane Stevens
  • Tony Arata
  • Danny Wells
  • Steve Dean
  • Jerry Salley
  • Bobby Tomberlin
  • Will Nance
  • and MANY more!

In addition to the long list of nationally-recognized songwriters, the festival features dozens of up-and-coming artists, many of whom already have recorded tracks to their credit. Click here to view the complete lineup of performers.

Live performance

For those seeking to network and learn about the songwriting business, the festival also features various workshops and intimate songwriting sessions with established songwriters who will help you perfect your craft. Among the workshops available are group write sessions with artists such as Dana Black, Victoria Venier, Will Nance, Steve Dean and Brady Seals. Want to sit and work on your songs with some of the most accomplished songwriters in the world? This is your chance! There are also sessions on topics such as artist development and getting a cut on film or TV.

Songwriting round

The Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival happens at various venues around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, including:

  • Ober Gatlinburg
  • Ole Smoky Holler
  • SkyLift Park
  • Ole Red
  • The Listening Room
  • Shine Shack

And, of course, the Historic Gatlinburg Inn functions as the central hub for the event, including performer registration and songwriting sessions.

Click here to view the complete schedule of shows and events.


To lean everything there is to know about the Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival, visit their official website here.

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