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    About Yellowstone Songwriter Festival

    The third annual Yellowstone Songwriter Festival will be held in downtown Cody September 7 – 9, 2023. This festival showcases the art of songwriting for three days in Cody. This year’s line-up includes five Nashville hit songwriters and eighteen rising stars who will perform 24 unique shows in six of Cody’s premier restaurants, bars, and theaters.

    Although the line-up is impressive, it is not so much who will be at the festival as it is what these talented musicians have created! You probably listen to hit songs ever chance you get, but this festival gives you the opportunity to hear the inspirations behind those songs from the original artists who created the songs – The Songwriters!

    James Dean Hicks along with Erin Enderlin, Frank Myers, Lisa Carver and Brett Jones will perform their songs and tell the stories behind those songs creating a songwriter experience like no other festival. This combined group of songwriters have charted more than 20 #1 hits and hundreds of Billboard’s Top Ten Hits for performing artists like Blake Shelton, Jewel, Tim McGraw, Sugarland, John Michael Montgomery, Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Lonestar, Jason Aldean, Montgomery Gentry, Lee Ann Womack and many more!

    In addition to the hit songwriter line-up, eighteen rising star songwriters from Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Dakota, Texas, and British Columbia will also join the festival. These original artists will perform 24 shows in the bars, cafes, restaurants, and theaters of downtown Cody including Chamberlin Inn, Silver Dollar Bar, Proprietress, The Station, Cody Theater, Blanka Tatanka and Cody Auditorium. Each day we will have multiple shows happening at once with 2-3 artists sharing the stage together to create a unique show, the streets of downtown Cody will be exploding with talent.”

    All we’re missing is you. We would like to invite you to beautiful Cody, Wyoming and we look forward to sharing this incredible weekend of songwriting, creativity and music with you.

    There’s something for everyone. See you in September!

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    Hit Songwriters from Nashville and Rising Stars from around the country will share their talents and creativity with you in a songwriter in the round format.

    “Songwriters write songs, but they really belong to the listener!”
    —Jimmy Buffet


    We will host 25 shows over three days—Thursday, Friday, and Saturday—in six venues in downtown Cody.

    “I love playing and I love singing, and the writing. There’s kind of a symbiotic relationship between the writing and the playing.!”
    —Guy Clark


    It takes a community to host a songwriter festival. We will need ticket takers, merchandise sellers, labor, venue managers, sound production. and many other tasks to have a successful festival. Join us.

    ” People often say that my first years in Nashville, when I wasn’t getting anything cut, were tough. Hell, those were great years.”
    —Kris Kristoferson

    Patrons of the Festival

    Gordon & Terri Allison

    Bryce & Tara Lord

    Rusty Hughes

    Jessica Case

    Tara Deiter-Enright & Brett Cook

    Dick & Jeanne Nelson

    Greg Brooks & Patty Eagler

    Marc Brouwer & Christine Glen

    Scott Pollard & Kathy Morris

    Laura Collier

    Emilie Harvey & Terry Beauchamp

    Chris & Denise Roy

    Stephen and Lisa Price

    Marion Robinson

    Gold Stage Sponsors
    Silver Sponsors
    Bronze Sponsors
    Lodging Partners
    Venue Sponsors

    Friends of the Yellowstone Songwriter Festival

    Newsome Investments

    Haskell Furniture

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    We are looking forward to creating  memories with you at the Yellowstone Songwriter Festival.

    Listen to this years songwriters on our Spotify playlist

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