Songwriters Section

Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival

Membership

Although you do not have to be a member to attend GSF showcase rounds, membership (click to join) and wristbands (click to view) include many perks, events not available to others including pre-registration for workshops, shows and events, our monthly newsletter, as well as, discounts and insider info from our line-up.

Membership Includes:

  • Newsletter – see everything as it happens in real time with the monthly newsletter
  • Online info on upcoming festival events
  • Featured Writers Insider Info and links
  • Entrance to all open events – Songwriter Showcases and Rounds
  • Access to Open Writers Rounds at Gatlinburg Inn – August 21 & 22
  • Line Up and Schedule Info
  • Pre-registration – For Songwriters and Listeners
  • Discounts
  • Play – Showcase Round Application

Click here to view options

Want to Play a Showcase Round? Free to Members to Apply!

Join our Selected Songwriters List. Here is how:

1. Select Membership – Must join to be considered. (Details above)

2.We will send application link online.

3 Complete the application – Notification’s Jan – June

What is a Showcase Round? – Applicant will be selected to perform in a round with 1-4 people

  • Time for round is approximately 1 hour and includes time getting on and off stage
  • Time per person in the round is approx. 3-5 songs per person
  • Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival provides 3 mics/2 guitar DI’s/inputs pending which stage it is
  • All material must be original
  • Name provided will be listed in the program and on the website
  • Additional advertising available (see price list)

Learn more about our Artists Songwriters Showcase Rounds by clicking here.

 

Want to Write? We have several pros to choose from

Group Write and Late-Night Writes
Two A level writers facilitate a group of up to 6 songwriters in a session for one or two days

  • Single Session $150
  • Double Session $280

 Click here to view options

 Rocky Top Late Night Write

Channel the memory of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant – session in room 388 – hover note (“Rocky Top” and other hits written in 388)

  •  Limited to 6 writers per write with 2 A Level Songwriters to support $250 per

Click here to sign up

Perfect Your Craft

Expert, Mentor and Songsmith Sessions– Price per hour varies with professional

  • 1 on 1 – One on one with an A Level Industry Professional, artist or songwriter
  • 2 on 1 – Two on one with an A Level Industry Professional, artist or songwriter

Pick a Professional

Mark Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Brown – Read more.

 

Blake Chancy

 

 

 

 

 

 


Blake Chancy – Read more

 

David Preston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Preston – BMI – Read more.

 

Click here to purchase a songsmith session

 

Workshop Registration – pick from 5 amazing workshop panel discussions to help you learn ways to prefect your craft, retain more money and market yourself. Professionals to be announced March 2020. Members can pre-register and be top of the list for a spot.

  • Workshop $50 ea.
  • Workshops unlimited pass $200

Click here to register for a workshop.

 

Add On Options for Selected Songwriter’s, Labels, Managers, Producers, Acts

Add Spotlight Showcase or Stage Click Here

 

Spotlight Showcase or Stage

Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival Spotlights are for those who want to invest in their own or someone else’s career by having additional time and promotion.

Spotlight Showcase – Request a 30 min spotlight: 1-4 people for your Showcase or Round $100 Note: can combine showcases to increase time

  • Time includes time getting on and off stage
  • Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival provides 3 mics/2 guitar DI’s/inputs pending which stage it is
  • All material must be original
  • Name or names provided will be listed in the program and on the website
  • Additional advertising available (see price list)
  • Application has space to request a Spotlight Showcase
  • If selected, you will automatically be charged (but not until selected)
  • Showcase is not limited to a songwriting round and can be performance based

Click here to sign up for a spotlight showcase.

 

Spotlight Stage – Request name rights for a 2.5-hour block: $500 – Presented by:

  • You must provide talent for the 2.5-hour block of time
  • Songwriters can be supplied for you during this time for an additional fee
  • Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival provides 3 mics/2 guitar DI’s/inputs pending which stage it is
  • Any additional equipment must be your responsibility
  • All material must be original
  • Name/names provided will be listed in the program and on the website Presented by:
  • Showcase is not limited to a songwriting round and can be performance based
  • Additional advertising available (see price list)
  • Application has space to request a Spotlight Stage
  • If selected, you will automatically be charged but not until that time
  • Check with the venue to make sure they can accommodate your needs; if anything, more than what is provided, it is your responsibility

 Click here to purchasing naming rights

 

 Learn FAQS about our Showcase Rounds by click here

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Volunteers Needed

We are looking for a group of responsible music lovers to assist us as volunteers for the Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival. Participation provides you with membership, insider information and discounts, but most of all it is an opportunity to meet like minds, listen to great music and help us support songwriters of all kinds.

Click here to volunteer

 

Donate, Give Back – Online Auction Coming Soon!

Your charitable donation or purchase will assist the Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival to bring some of the most knowledgeable and respected songwriters and industry professionals in the world to the area and to will support the craft of songwriting. Click Here

 

Sponsorship

Want to be a sponsor? click here

 

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