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The 2023 Ellijay Songwriters Festival: Celebrating the Power of Song


2023 Ellijay Songwriters Festival

The Ellijay Songwriters Festival is an annual event that takes place in the charming town of Ellijay, Georgia, and celebrates the power of songwriting. This year’s 2023 festival will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28. The festival brings together some of the most talented songwriters from around the country for three days of live music, storytelling, workshops, and community.


2023 Ellijay Songwriters Festival Overview


The Ellijay Songwriters Festival is a unique event that showcases the art of songwriting in a relaxed and intimate setting. During the festival, songwriters perform their original songs and share the stories behind them. The event is designed to provide attendees with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the craft of songwriting, while also providing a platform for talented musicians to showcase their work.


The festival takes place over three days in various vineyards around the town of Ellijay. Attendees can purchase tickets for individual performances or for the entire weekend, giving them access to all of the festival's events.


Featured Songwriters:

The Ellijay Songwriters Festival features a diverse lineup of songwriters from various genres and backgrounds, who have written hits for major artists like Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Tim Mcgraw, and Morgan Wallen just to name a few. This years songwriters include:

  • Dylan Altman

  • Corey Crowder

  • Brandon Kinney

  • Megan Linville

  • Chase McGill

  • Danny Myrick

  • Jeremy Stover

  • Drew Ashworth

  • John Cable

  • Wyatt Espalin

  • Leah Belle Faser

  • Cotter Hill

  • Surrender Hill

  • Maddie Lane

  • Mark Miller

  • Grace Milton

  • Matt Rogers

  • Anna-Shinholster

  • Adrian Stover


Performance Locations:

The Ellijay Songwriters Festival takes place in various vineyards around Ellijay, including:

  • Cartecay Vineyards

  • Engelheim Vineyards

  • Chateau Meichtry

  • Buckley Vineyards

  • Canoe Vineyard and Winery

  • Grapes & Ladders Vineyard

In addition to these wineries, the festival also takes place at various other venues around Ellijay, including the Gilmer Arts Playhouse and the Downtown Ellijay Square.


Ellijay Songwriters Festival Sponsors:

The Ellijay Songwriters Festival is made possible by the support of its sponsors. Some of the festival's sponsors include:

  • Pick Ellijay

  • Appalachian Beverage

  • Piedmont Mountainside

  • Armed Forces Brewing Company

  • GoCo

  • K2 Technical

  • Mama Geraldines

  • Georgia Wine Producers

  • United Community Bank

  • Liberty Partners of Tallahassee

The festival is also supported by a number of local businesses, organizations, and individuals who are passionate about music and the arts.


Ellijay Songwriters Festival Resources:


In conclusion, the Ellijay Songwriters Festival is a must-attend event for anyone who loves music and is interested in the art of songwriting. With its unique format, diverse lineup of talented artists, and beautiful vineyards, the festival provides attendees with a one-of-a-kind musical experience. So mark your calendars, purchase your tickets, and get ready to celebrate the power of song in Ellijay, Georgia.


Looking for the perfect place to stay that’s close to the action? Join us at the Ellijay River House Bed and Breakfast.

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