Historic Downtown Opelika
Opelika, AL 36801
Kate Hood
Assistant Producer
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Date: October 15th - October 17th, 2021

The Opelika Songwriters Festival consists of multiple venues in Historic Downtown Opelika that are transformed into listening rooms and host over 40 singer-songwriters, from local artists to Grammy Award-winning performers, drawing attendees from across the Southeast. A festival pass gets fans access to every venue, giving them the opportunity to experience many different locations and songwriters over the weekend, as well as the quaint downtown area of Opelika. Single Day and Three Day Passes are available for purchase online. Rob and Jen Slocumb (a.k.a. Martha’s Trouble, and owners of The Sound Wall) founded the Opelika Songwriters Festival, which debuted Memorial Day Weekend 2019 in downtown Opelika, Alabama.

The three-day festival has over 40 performers confirmed; the complete event lineup includes an impressive array of singer-songwriters: The War and Treaty, Shawn Mullins, Dark Water, Sarah Lee Guthrie, John Paul White, Dan Navarro, Jeffrey Steele, Mindy Smith, Jeff Black, Kim Richey, Grayson Capps, Amy Lavere, Charlie Mars, Leigh Nash, Chris Stills, Steve Poltz, Martha’s Trouble, Adam Hood, Abe Partridge, Liz Longley, Pierce Pettis, Janet Simpson, Wyatt Edmondson, Katie Martin, Bradley Cole Smith, Jennifer Lynn Simpson, Haraway Brothers, BB Palmer, Mark True, Evan Stegner, Brett McDaniel, Stephanie Jeck, Make Sure, Webster’s Wheel, Mutt Cooper, Dave Potts, Scott Singer, Eduardo Leon, Ted McVay, Brian Atkins, Coleman.X.

Spread over multiple venues in historic downtown Opelika, Alabama, this year’s festival boasts nine performance locations, including: John Emerald Distillery, Resting Pulse Brewery, Heritage House, Chameleon Room at Auburn Opelika Marriott Resort, Twice Baked, Irish Bred Pub, Jailhouse at Rock N Roll Pinball, Eighth & Rail, and The Sound Wall.

Join in making Opelika Songwriters Festival one of the top destination festivals in the Southeast! Download the sponsorship deck to see all the amazing sponsorship opportunities. A portion of the net proceeds from the festival will go to The Sound Wall Music Initiative to support its effort in music education, artist development, and funding support for local musicians and schools. Volunteers are also needed to help the festival run smoothly. Check out all the benefits of becoming a volunteer!

The Opelika Songwriters Festival is produced by The Sound Wall and Russell Carter Artist Management (RCAM). RCAM has co-produced the prestigious 30A Songwriters Festival for over a decade on the northwest Florida coast.