Historic Downtown Opelika
Opelika, AL 36801
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Date: May 16th - May 19th, 2024

Over the past four years, the Opelika Songwriters Festival has attracted die-hard live music fans from around the Southeast. Restaurants, bars, a distillery, and an Inn in Historic Downtown Opelika become intimate listening rooms. Over 40 artists come from all over the country to perform 80+ shows throughout the weekend of May 16-19.

Kicking off the 5th Annual Opelika Songwriters Festival is a cocktail dinner on Thursday at John Emerald Distilling Company. Enjoy a four-course gourmet dinner by Chef Chris Wilton and a cocktail pairing with each course by John Emerald Distilling Company. Guests will be seated in the distillery where they can see the stills in action while a festival artist performs. 

The festival also offers a Saturday morning Songwriters Workshop led by two of the festival’s artists. You will also get to engage in a one-hour songwriting workshop at The Sound Wall (605 Ave B).


The official festival hotel is the Opelika Auburn Marriott Resort and Spa at Grand National, which features three 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Golf courses, scenic views, driving ranges, putting greens, and golf lessons. There are also elaborate resort-style pools with bar service, eight tennis courts, and an award-winning spa. 


Each venue hosts a distinctive set list of artists throughout the weekend. The venues at the Opelika Songwriters Festival include The Main Stage, John Emerald Distilling Company, Resting Pulse Brewery, Irish Bred Pub, Heritage House, Jailhouse at Rock N Roll Pinball, Market Street Paint Shop, and The Sound Wall. Guests can enjoy live music from Friday through Sunday, based on the location, VIP private performances, and more. 


For ticket pricing and information, click here. Full weekend and single-day passes are available. VIP and VIP+ weekend packages are also available. The VIP package includes seating at the main stage, VIP bar, VIP bathroom access, and an OSF commemorative gift. VIP+ includes everything above plus access to the Sunday brunch catered by Chef Chris Wilton and a memorable in-the-round show with festival artists.


2024 Lineup:

  • Shawn Colvin
  • KT Tunstall
  • Sister Hazel
  • Livingston Taylor
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Jon Muq
  • Joy Clarj
  • Dan Navarro
  • Abe Partridge
  • Noel Mckay
  • Larry Mitchell
  • Vicki Peterson & John Cowsill
  • Jack Barksdale
  • Meaghan Farrell
  • Noah Zacharin
  • Martha's Trouble
  • Lilly Winwood
  • Kristy Lee
  • Grayson Capps
  • Eliot Bronson
  • Robby Hecht
  • Katie Martin
  • Becky Warren
  • Mike Kinnebrew
  • Kurtis John
  • Clare Cunningham
  • Jennifer Lynn Simpson

and more!