The Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival October 14-16, 2022

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2021 Songwriters Festival Recap

2021 Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival Video by Pilot Moon Films 

Join us in historic downtown Dripping Springs for the

Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival

October 14-16, 2022

You are invited to the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country to come and enjoy an exciting weekend of phenomenal singer/songwriter showcases. This 3-day music festival treats music lovers to a wide variety of amazing songs and the people and stories behind the finely crafted tunes.

The songwriting showcases give attendees the opportunity to experience tomorrow’s headliners in small-stage "listening room" performances at unique venues in historic downtown Dripping Springs. On 8 stages, featuring thirty shows a day, fifty songwriters will perform in an “in the round” Nashville-style song-swap format. In its essence, the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival is all about finely-crafted SONGS, and the talented folks who have written them. All shows downtown are FREE.

Parking is plentiful, food and drinks will be available at each venue.

2022 Rising Star Lineup


This year's headliner concert showcase on Saturday night at Mercer Dancehall will feature AARON BARKER, LESLIE SATCHER and DAVID LEE. All three of these artists have had #1 hits by some of the biggest names in the music industry and numerous awards among them. It's guaranteed to be an entertaining and unforgettable evening as these great performers sing "in-the-round" Nashville style.

Singer-songwriter Aaron Barker is best known for the string of hits he wrote for country superstar George Strait, but Barker’s long career has many other highlights. Long before his success as a songwriter, he made his mark as a charismatic entertainer.

Barker’s biggest “hits” as a singer remain the widely heard radio and TV jingles he wrote and recorded for Blue Bell Ice Cream.

Others who have recorded Aaron Barker songs include Tyler Farr, Trace Adkins, Aaron Tippin, Tracy Lawrence, Neal McCoy, The Oak Ridge Boys, Granger Smith, Willie Nelson, Chris LeDoux, Dean Dillon and Trent Tomlinson. A Texan, living in Nashville now, Barker was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007 and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2016.
Few female Nashville singer-songwriters are more respected or more revered than the stunning talent that is Leslie Satcher. At the age of 26, the native Texan made the move to Nashville in pursuit of a singing career and was quickly recognized for her gift with lyric and melody.

Though Leslie is primarily known as a country singer and songwriter, her talents cross all genres. She has written or co-written songs that have been recorded by everyone from Willie Nelson to Ariana Grande; Vince Gill to Sheila E.; George Strait to Sheryl Crow; Martina McBride to Keb’Mo; Blake Shelton to Bonnie Raitt and many, many more. She has received multiple BMI “Million-Air” awards recognizing a song’s one millionth airplay and her incomparable vocals contribute to an astounding number of Grammy, CMA & ACM award winning projects.
David Lee is nothing but himself, a Wichita Falls born Texas native and third-generation musician. He cut his teeth in the Texas honkytonks, playing a mix of blues and country music.

In 1993 David moved to Nashville to chase his dream of performing and writing music. Within weeks of arriving, he put away his idea of performing and focused on songwriting. David landed his first cut with Terri Clark’s “This Old Heart” and went on to write “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t” by Leann Womack, “19 Somethin” by Mark Wills, “Hello World” by Lady A, “Letters From Home” by John Michael Montgomery, “Roll With It” by Easton Corbin, “Lucky Man” by Montgomery Gentry, “Better Rain” by George Strait, “I Wanna Feel Something” and “This Ain’t No Love Song” by Trace Adkins, “Me and My Kind” and “Cowboy Like Me” by Cody Johnson and the riveting love song “I Need You” for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, amongst many others.

Festival Map

The Venues

Event stages are hosted by SOME Dripping Springs’ most popular venues:

The Pilot Moon Films Stage at The Barber Shop Bar, 6 String Ranch Stage at Mazama Coffee Co., the Community Impact Stage at Dog 'N' Bone and the Estes Audiology Stage at Sidecar Tasting Room, Peak Beverage at Haus of Jayne and the Destination Dripping Springs Stage at the Courtyard at the Warehouse District are all outdoors. There will be tents in place in case of inclement weather.

The Bucker Creek Ranch Stage at Acopon Brewing as well as the Ghost Note Brewing Stage at Hudson's on Mercer Street are both indoors.

All are located within safe, easy walking distance of each other in historic downtown Dripping Springs and all are FREE admission.

Performances run continuously on Friday and Saturday from afternoon to evening, and on Sunday, the festivities include a spirited Gospel Brunch Showcase at Hudson’s on Mercer Street, followed by the ever-popular Festival Wrap-Party on Mercer Street. Parking is plentiful, and food and drinks will be available at each venue.

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