Opelika, AL – October 5 – 8, 2023
Opelika Songwriters Festival attracts die-hard music lovers from around the Southeast. 30+ songwriters will travel from across the country to play over 80 shows in 7 venues throughout Historic Opelika, AL.
We are excited to announce the OSF 2023 Lineup!
Toad The Wet Sprocket • 10,000 Maniacs • Drivin N Cryin
Shawn Mullins • David Ryan Harris • Ruthie Foster • Kevn Kinney (Drivin N Cryin) • Sarah Lee Guthrie • Chris Stills • Mary Bragg • Adam Hood • Charlie Mars • Dan Navarro • Paul McDonald • Ryanhood • Abe Partridge • Jeff Black • Michael McDermott • Eliot Bronson • Robby Hecht • Alice Peacock • Martha’s Trouble • Heather Lynne Horton • Sarah Jean Kelly • Bradley Cole Smith & Nelson Nolen • Sarah Clanton • Jesse Lynn Madera • Jennifer Lynn Simpson • Katie Martin • Sam Pointer • Mark True • Dave Potts • Dallas Dorsey • Mia Rogers • Dixon Darling
Founded in 2019 by Rob & Jen Slocumb, aka, Martha’s Trouble, Opelika Songwriters Festival is a multi day festival featuring world-class artists in a small, southern, charming railroad town. Intimate listening rooms are created in restaurants, coffee shops, a distillery, pubs, and galleries and create a custom-made setting for a unique small town multi-day music festival.”
Along with the music, Opelika Songwriters Festival is the perfect event for people who like to combine music, sports and relaxation at a world class spa. The official Festival hotel is the Opelika Auburn Marriott Resort and Spa at Grand National featuring three 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Golf golf courses, with scenic views, driving ranges, putting greens and golf lessons. Additionally there are elaborate resort-style pools with bar service, as well as four pickleball courts, eight tennis courts and an award-winning spa.
Experiences at this year Opelika Songwriters Festival will include the Thursday Night Kickoff Dinner with Chef Chris Wilton & John Emerald Distilling Company. Music will begin on Friday evening at 6pm with festival headliner, 10,000 Maniacs. Music begins Saturday morning at 10am. Festival headliners Toad The Wet Sprocket and Drivin N Cryin will perform Saturday afternoon. Sunday concludes with the VIP Brunch and The Final Round at Resting Pulse Brewery.
Festival passes are now on sale here or by calling (334) 575-3477.
About The Sound Wall
The Sound Wall is owned by Rob & Jen Slocumb, aka the duo Martha’s Trouble. The couple purchased this historical Victorian home, built in 1907, in February 2016. After completing major renovations to the house, The Sound Wall was established in 2017. The Sound Wall offers monthly listening room shows, monthly supper clubs, an audio/video production studio, and a loft apartment to house artists. The Sound Wall Music Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Rob & Jen Slocumb is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the art of music in the Auburn/Opelika community. It strives to enhance the lives of our community members through music education, artist development, and funding support for local musicians and schools.
About Russell Carter Artist Management
Russell Carter Artist Management is a full-service artist management firm that has worked with national recording artists since 1990. Prior to forming RCAM, Russell Carter practiced entertainment law in Atlanta for ten years. He is a member of the Georgia Bar Assn., NARAS (the GRAMMY organization), the Americana Music Association, and a board member of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) in Florida. RCAM, based in the 4th Ward in Atlanta, books, promotes, and co-produces the 30A Songwriters Festival with the CAA and co-produces the Opelika Songwriters Festival in Alabama with the Sound Wall.