RED LODGE SONGWRITER FESTIVAL 2018

JUNE 21st, 22nd & 23rd, 2018 RED LODGE, MONTANA

RED LODGE SONGWRITER FESTIVAL 2017

Where Songwriters Meet

We’re proud to announce the 3rd Annual Red Lodge Songwriter Festival, June 21st thru the 23rd 2018.

After an overwhelmingly successful event in June of 2017 we are looking forward to an even bigger event in 2018. Our 2017 lineup included  Nashville Hit Songwriters  Even Stevens  recently named to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. James Dean Hicks, Tony Lane, and Kostas all returned by popular demand along with new comer to the RLSWF Brice Long. Along with nine of Montana and Wyoming’s best songwriters, Sean Devine, Tom Catmull, Al Cooper, Cory Johnson, Annalisa Rose, Matt Strachin, Kaylin Beasly, Chad OkruschJessica Lechner, & Lee Eichenbergerthese artists will perform a total of fourteen shows in seven local venues over three days, most of the shows being free to the public.

Over 50 incredibly talented songwriters submitted over 60 songs into our songwriting contest. The eventual winners opened for our Nashville Writers at our last event to a standing ovation. Many more attended workshops learning how to hone their craft.

Our vision to create an annual event that brings tourists and songwriters, including hit makers, to Red Lodge each summer to share their talent and skills with the local community is well on it’s way to becoming a reality. Through this interaction of songwriters and their music we will create an inspirational culture that promotes creativity in songwriting, performing, and collaboration among the artists. Through your support as a sponsor, contributor, or fan we will continue to build this festival to become a one of a kind tourism event with recognition throughout the songwriting community.

With the support of sponsors, fans and private donations the RedLodge Songwriter Festival was able to donate ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to local organizations. Eight thousand, five hundred dollars($8,500) to the RedLodge Public School Music Department and fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) to operation Second Chance that helps heal wounded veterans thru outdoor recreation. Thank you for all your support.

Stay tuned for updates on our website or our Facebook page.

Mike Booth & our Board of Directors, James Dean Hicks, Tera Reynolds, Cory Johnson, & Jayne Laurence

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2017 Performing Nashville Hit Songwriters

James Dean Hicks

James Dean Hicks

Nashville, Tennessee

Brice Long

Brice Long

Nashville, Tennessee

Tony Lane

Tony Lane

Nashville, Tennessee

Kostas

Kostas

Past Recepient Country Music Awards Songwriter of the Year. Belgrade, Montana

2017 Performing Montana & Wyoming Songwriters

Cory Johnson

Cory Johnson

Red Lodge, Montana

Kalyn Beasley

Kalyn Beasley

Cody Wyoming

Annalisa Rose

Annalisa Rose

Stevensville, MT. Winner of the 2016 "Montana Idol" Songwriter Contest at the Sacajawea Songwriter Festival.

Sean Devine

Sean Devine

Livingston, Montana

Tom Catmull

Tom Catmull

Missoula, Montana

Al Cooper

Al Cooper

Red Lodge, Montana

Matt Strachan

Matt Strachan

Helena, Montana

Chad Okrusch

Chad Okrusch

Butte, Montana

Jessica Lechner

Jessica Lechner

Billings, Montana

Jonah Morsette

Jonah Morsette

Roberts, Montana

Michael Myers & Cierra Myers

Michael Myers & Cierra Myers

Three Forks, Montana

More to be announced

More to be announced

Montana/Wyoming Songwriter

2017 - Event Schedules

Thursday June 22nd, 2017

#SessionArtist(s)TimeVenue
1The Best of Red Lodge Songwriters in the RoundMontana & Wyoming Songwriters5:30 PM - 6:30 PMNatali's Front Bar
2Sponsor & VIP Reception Sponsored by Velum Skin & Laser Center - Ticketed ShowNashville Songwriters7:00 PM - 9:00 PMNatali's Banquet & Listening Room

Friday June 23rd, 2017

#SessionArtist(s)TimeVenue
1Montana & Wyoming Writers in the RoundMontana & Wyoming Songwriters4:00 PM - 5:00 PMNatali's Front Bar
2Montana & Wyoming Writers in the RoundMontana & Wyoming Songwriters5:00 PM - 6:00 PMSnag Bar
3Montana & Wyoming Writers in the RoundMontana & Wyoming Songwriters6:00 PM - 7:00 PM The Pub at the Pollard Hotel
4Nashville Songwriters in the Round - Ticketed ShowNashville Songwriters7:30 PM - 10:00 PMRoman Theater
5Late Night - Songwriters Open MicAll Songwriters10:00 PM - Till closingSnag Bar

Saturday June 24th, 2017

#SessionArtist(s)TimeVenue
1Songwriter Critique with Nashville WritersAll Songwriters9:00 AM - 10:30 AMRoman Theater, Sponsored by Pilot Peak Music
2Songwriter Workshop with Nashville WritersAll Songwriters10:45 AM - 11:45 AMRoman Theater, Sponsored by Pilot Peak Music
3Nashville & Montana Songwriters in the RoundMontana & Wyoming Songwriters1:30 - 2:45 PMLions Park sponsored by Bank of Red Lodge
4Montana & Wyoming Songwriters in the RoundMontana & Wyoming Songwriters3:00 - 4:15 PMNatali's Front Bar
5Montana & Wyoming Songwriters in the RoundMontana & Wyoming Songwriters4:15 - 5:30 PMThe Pub at the Pollard
6Nashville Songwriters in the Round - Ticketed ShowNashville Songwriters6:00 - 900 PMSam's Tap Room
7Late Night Jam Session/MT/WY SongwritersMontana & Wyoming Songwriters9:00 - till midnightThe Snag Bar

Our 2017 Event Sponsors

Support These Fine Businesses Who Make This Event Possible!

Presenting Sponsors - $5,000

Gold Sponsors - $2,500

Silver Sponsors - $1,000

Bank of Red Lodge x150
H bar S x150

Bronze Sponsors - $500

Transportation

Red Lodge is located 60 miles south of Billings, MT, 65 miles north of Cody, WY and 75 miles from Yellowstone Park. The closest major airport is Billings which is serviced by United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Alaska Airlines.

Restaurant Partners

Red Lodge Pizza Company

Bogarts

Carbon County Steak House

Sam’s Tap Room

The Pollard

Tickets for the 2018 Event will be on sale in March of 2018

Tickets purchased Online can be picked up at the door of the event one hour before the start of the event.

For information please call 406-690-5988.