$20 Friday Night – Seals and Crofts 2 Generation After Generation
7:45 Doors – Gatlinburg Inn Main Stage
8:00 Bailey James
8:15 Shane Steven, Karyn Rochelle and the Dryes
9:00 Seals & Crofts 2 with Brady Seals and Lua Crofts

$30 Saturday Night Lee Roy Parnell & Tony Arata with Lauren Mascitti
7:45 Doors – Gatlinburg Inn
8:00 Lauren Mascitti
9:00 Lee Roy Parnell and Tony Arata

$10 + SkyLift Inspirational Sunday Inspirational Sunday
11:00 – 1:00 Enjoy the Sounds of TNT Duo as you take in the view from SkyLift Park and SkyBridge

The Gatlinburg Songwriter’s Festival is a three-day musical event and conference that takes place in and around the Great Smoky Mountains, August 19-22, 2021. There are nightly performances by “#1 Hit Songwriters” in intimate settings around the city as well as an opportunity for songwriters to perfect their craft, get advice, meet & write with industry leaders and more.

Songwriter Spotlight


Tony Arata’s best known song is “The Dance,” a number-one U.S. country hit for Garth Brooks in 1990 which was nominated at the 33rd Grammy Awards for Best Country Song. 


Wil Nance – a multi-platinum, chart topping songwriter who earned his first number one song at country radio with George Strait’s “Round About Way.”