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On three late-summer evenings, some of the nation’s greatest songwriters share the story of their biggest hits at four venues in historic St. Augustine.
Within a few blocks of each other, they explain the inspiration that led to the creation of some of your favorite songs of the past decade, current chart toppers and tunes-in-progress destined for greatness. The St. Augustine Songwriters Festival has become the place to be amazed by the incredible talents of nearly 40 accomplished songwriters – and maybe find the inspiration needed to express yourself through the very personal task of songwriting.
Songwriters are the geniuses in the background of some of America’s greatest music. They work in a special community of creative folks whose names are often familiar only to their fellow writers while their songs are known to millions of fans. For example, among the songs written by the latest festival’s featured writers are… “Homeboy” and “Like a Wrecking Ball” (Eric Church); “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem” and “Back Where I Come From” (Kenny Chesney); “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls” (George Strait); “No Mas Amor” (Willy Nelson); “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” (Tracy Lawrence); and “Old Flame” (Alabama).
The St. Augustine Songwriter Festivals take place at four St. Augustine venues that are perfect for the up-close-and-personal interactions between the artist and the audience. These are Prohibition Kitchen (119 St. George Street); Colonial Oak Music Park (27 St. George Street); St. Augustine Distillery (112 Riberia Street) and Tradewinds Lounge (124 Charlotte Street).
These festivals are truly one of the greatest bargains in music – admission is FREE!
For information on the latest St. Augustine Songwriters Festival, download the app in the App Store.
“I was washing dishes at the Greyhound bus station at the time and I said: ‘Awap bop a lup bop a wap bam boom, take it out!’” Little Richard.