St. Augustine Songwriters Festival Returns With a Lineup of Chart-Topping Hitmakers From September 27 Through September 29!

As a proud partner with Sing Out Loud Festival and Bozard Ford Lincoln, the St. Augustine Songwriters Festival is set to return to St. Augustine from September 27 to September 29. This year's festival promises an extraordinary gathering of award-winning singer-songwriters, offering music enthusiasts a unique and intimate glimpse into the creative journeys and compelling stories behind some of the industry's biggest hits.


The 2024 St. Augustine Songwriters Festival will feature over 30 artists who have penned chart-topping songs and earned numerous accolades. Among them is Brett James, whose impressive portfolio includes over 800 recorded songs by top artists such as Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, and Jason Aldean. His Grammy-winning hit “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and titles like ASCAP’s country songwriter of the year in 2006 and 2010 highlight his stellar career. Also gracing the festival is Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Rivers Rutherford, known for his #1 hits with Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, and Dolly Parton. Multiple Grammy award-winning songwriter Liz Rose, renowned for her collaborations with Taylor Swift, will be there, as will the cherished Gretchen Peters, celebrated for her songwriting for icons like Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, and George Strait. Hitmaker Matt Dragstrem, with #1 hits such as “I’ll Name The Dogs” (Blake Shelton) and “One Margarita” (Luke Bryan), rounds out this incredible lineup.


"We’ve brought together some of the most prolific and talented songwriters in the music industry for this year's festival," said Arlis Albritton, organizer of the St. Augustine Songwriters Festival. "Not only will attendees get to experience these musicians performing their hit songs, but they will also gain insight into the profound stories and creative processes behind their work. Each songwriter brings a unique narrative and approach to their craft, making this festival a true celebration of musical storytelling."



Over the three-day festival, from Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29, more than 70 performances will take place at multiple venues, including Colonial Oak Music Park, Prohibition Kitchen, Tradewinds Lounge, and The St. Augustine Distillery. All events are free and open to the public, making it an accessible experience for all.


The St. Augustine Songwriters Festival is proudly presented by Sing Out Loud Festival and Bozard Ford Lincoln, with generous support from St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, Old Town Trolley Tours, Chris Lucero Bail Bonds, Tibbs Tees, St. George Inn, Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront, VHM, and Holiday Inn. 


To stay updated on the schedule or get to know more about the participating songwriters, visit the link below!