Thur night 5/16/2024

Thursday Night kickoff Dinner with Chef Chris Wilton & John Emerald Distillery

Celebrate the start of the 5th annual Opelika Songwriters Festival with a limited seating cocktail dinner on Thursday, May 16, 2024. You will enjoy a four-course dinner by Chef Chris Wilton and a cocktail pairing by John Emerald Distillery for each course. Guests are seated in the distillery where they can see the stills in action – an ideal spot for epic pictures! Includes a secret show by a festival artist.

** This is an add on experience, please purchase Thur Night Kickoff Dinner Ticket in order to attend.


Sunday Brunch Catered by Chef Chris Wilton

Please Note: There is limited seating.

Access to the Sunday brunch. Brunch catered by Chef Chris Wilton. A memorable in-the-round show with festival artists. Seating is first come first served.

** Access is limited to those who have the VIP Weekend Pass+.


Songwriters Workshop

Attend the Songwriters Workshop on Saturday morning at Heritage House.

Fame is purchased. A remedy to that nonsense is to invest in the soul of being creative, then share it. We are creative in nature, and that is freedom. A real time human interactive from the blank page to documenting a song for release. Story, song, and intention with Q&A.

Please Note: There is limited seating.

Saturday, MAY 18, 2024

10:00 AM | Heritage House
Led by TBA


Announcing Opelika Songwriters Festival ONLINE Festival Fundraiser

Coming soon!

Bid on this collection of fun-filled packages and help provide critical mission support to The Sound Wall Music Initiative! Our volunteers can help you get registered on your smartphone in no time.

The raffle support the mission of The Sound Wall Music Initiative. The Sound Wall Music initiative is a 501c3 non-profit.


Hey Students!

Would you like to perform at the 5th ANNUAL OPELIKA SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL 2024?

Read on for the rules on how to submit your entry to be considered for the student showcase. The deadline to enter is April 21, 2024.

Good luck!

OPELIKA, ALABAMA – OCTOBER 07: Student Songwriter Showcase presents Savannah Hayes, Mae McKoy, and Anita Duncan at the Irish Bred Pub during the 2023 Opelika Songwriters Festival on October 07, 2023, in Opelika, Alabama. (Photo by R. Diamond/Getty Images)

2024 Rules & Regulations

  1. You must enter online. You will be required to provide a youtube link or link to mp3. You will also be required to provide song lyrics.
  2. All songs submitted must be original.
  3. Students may enter as many songs as desired, but each entry requires a new submission. For example, 5 song entries would equal 5 separate entries.
  4. This showcase is open to anyone under the age 18 and is a senior in high school or less.
  5. Students selected to perform in the showcase will be chosen by a judging panel.
  6. Students will be notified by email no later than May 1, 2024.
  7. Opelika Songwriters Festival reserves the right to extend the entry deadline if necessary.
  8. (3) three students will be selected to perform an in the round set together on the The Sound Wall Music Initiative Sponsored Stage during the festival. Plus, each student will receive a weekend festival pass and (1) ticket to the Songwriters Workshop led by festival performers.

Deadline to enter is APRIL 21, 2024