Songwriters Festival

Typically takes place in October, 2020 dates TBA.

Date: October 25-27, 2019
Time: Times vary
Location: Locations vary
Website: Songwriters Festival

About the Songwriters Festival

Just like the Sunshine State, the Songwriters Festival is the kind of event that warms your soul. From throwback hits that your parents jammed out to, to your favorite songs growing up to today’s hits, the music played at this festival will make you feel both nostalgic and inspired.

However, as you may have guessed the Songwriters Festival isn’t just about great music. In fact, it’s about spotlighting the songwriters too. Although you may know all the words to a particular jam, we bet you don’t know who the song was written by, written for, or written about. This event presents a chance to really dive into the meanings of popular songs from yesterday, today, and tomorrow. While most festivals celebrate songs in some fashion, this one is more about the writers behind the songs. The festival is presented by Bozard Ford and is a totally free festival with the exception of the Randy Houser event.

About the Songwriters

You’ve probably never heard of Travis Howard. But, we bet you have heard of the song “Heart Like Mine” by Miranda Lambert. To your surprise, “Heart Like Mine” was cowritten by Travis Howard and Miranda Lambert. This unique opportunity has given him insight into the creative thought process during the creation of the song. And then there is Cliff Cody – have you ever heard of him? Well, he collaborated with D. Vincent Williams of Rascal Flatts to cowrite “Down by the River.” Both songwriters and others just like them are attending the Songwriters Festival to perform famous tunes they’ve helped write.

About the Venues

All concerts will be performed in downtown St. Augustine at one of the following venues: Prohibition Kitchen, Colonial Oak Music Park, Tradewinds Lounge. While each venue is vastly different from the next, they each have unique traits perfect for concert venues.

image of people enjoying music at Colonial Oak Music Park

Entertainment at Colonial Oak Music Park

Songwriters Festival Special Events

An Acoustic Evening with Randy Houser

Date: October 27, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Location: Colonial Oak Music Park

Presented by Bozard Ford Lincoln and MySky Aviation, this event costs $100 per person will all proceeds benefiting relief efforts in the islands of the Abacos. The night kicks off with drinks, food, and a silent auction from 6:30 to 7:45 pm; next, Randy Houser will perform from 8 to 9:30 pm; lastly, a live auction is planned for 9:30 to 10 pm.

Songwriter Q&A

Date: October 27, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 12 pm
Location: Colonial Oak Music Park

About: Join artists Cliff Cody, Kent Blazy, and Danny Myrick for a question and answer series about the famous songs they’ve cowritten.

Songwriters Festival Lineup

Note: Subject to change.

Friday, October 25th

12 pm to 1:30 pm

  • Terri Jo Box
  • Kyle Coulahan
  • Jason Duke

1:20 pm to 3 pm

  • Brock Berryhill
  • James McNair
  • Styles Haury

3 pm to 3:45 pm

  • Jr. Ward
  • Jolie

3:50 pm to 5:20 pm

  • Mark Irwin
  • AJ Kross
  • Rob Synder

5:25 pm to 6:55 pm

  • Jim McBride
  • Matt Warren
  • Bridgette Tatum

7 pm to 8:30 pm

  • Troubadour 77 (Anna Wilson & Monty Powell)
  • Yesterday’s Wine (Wyatt Durrette & Levi Lowrey)

8:30 pm to 10 pm

  • Justin Wilson
  • Jesse Rice
  • JT Harding

9:15 pm to 10:30 pm

  • Styles Haury

10:30 pm to ?

  • Tommy Cecil
  • Halfway to Hazard
  • Danny Myrick & Friends

Saturday, October 26th

12 pm to 1:30 pm

  • Justin Wilson
  • Mark Irwin
  • Bridgette Tatum

1:30 pm to 3 pm

  • Halfway to Hazard
  • Yesterday’s Wine

3 pm to 3:45 pm

  • Brandon Adams
  • Savanna Leigh Bassett
  • Melissa Bollea

3:50 pm to 5:20 pm

  • Davis Loose
  • James McNair
  • Brian Davis

5:30 pm to 7 pm

  • Cliff Cody
  • Brock Berryhill
  • Tyler Reeve

7 pm to 8:30 pm

  • Paul Jenkins
  • Steve Bogard
  • Jesse Lee

8:30 pm to 10 pm

  • Kent Blazy
  • Travis Howard
  • Danny Myrick

Sunday, October 27th

10:30 am to 12 pm

Songwriter Q&A with:

  • Kent Blazy
  • Danny Myrick
  • Cliff Cody

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

  • Megan Linville
  • Terri Jo Box
  • Kyle Coulahan
  • Kaylee Rose

2:30 pm to 4:15 pm

  • Phillip White
  • Jason Duke
  • Brian Davis

6:30 pm to 10 pm

  • Randy Houser

About the Author:

Synthia writes blogs for OldCity.com, Old City Web Services, content for clients, and also runs the social media accounts for OldCity.com and Old City Web Services. When she’s not busy writing, editing, and producing you can find her at the beach with her dog or people watching along the bayfront of Historic Downtown. 🌞