The Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival October 15-17, 2021

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Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival - POSTPONED until 2021

With a heavy heart, the Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau and Board of Directors have decided to postpone the annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival to October 2021.

The health and safety of the songwriters, volunteers, attendees, and staff are our top priorities. As the coronavirus cases have spiked throughout Texas recently, we felt this was the best decision for all involved.

The Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau staff and the Board of Directors have been discussing all potential scenarios since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team has brainstormed many ways to make this year’s festival occur, creating various contingency plans and approaches, but know that all these plans fail if the annual festival contributes to any further spread of the virus through our community.

This decision was thoughtful and extensive. We know this is usually a time when a lot of musicians hit the road to play both the club circuit and music festivals but are not able to do so because of the pandemic.

The Visitors Bureau President/CEO Pam Owens remarked, “the Songwriters Festival has become a fall highlight for our community. It’s always been a special “coming together” time for the musicians from all over the world to gather and share their craft with us in an intimate and soulful atmosphere. We’re really going to miss their camaraderie, the talent and the fun, but it’s going to make us savor and love next year even more.”

Unfortunately, we will not be sitting side-by-side at the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival this year but the Visitors Bureau staff is eager to plan for the 2021 festival.

The Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival was founded in 2014 by Jim and Laurie Halfpenny, and Dave Niemeyer. Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau, the organization devoted to promoting tourism in the Dripping Springs area, acquired the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival in 2020.

Join us in historic downtown Dripping Springs for the

Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival

October 2021

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 performances at unique venues in historic downtown Dripping Springs. On 6 stages, featuring thirty shows a day, over forty-five 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.

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The Venues

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

The Barber Shop Bar, Mazama Coffee Company, Acopon Brewing Company, The Sidecar Tasting Room, Hudson’s On Mercer and Milton’s Lodging – all located within safe, easy walking distance of each other in historic downtown Dripping Springs.

These performances run all day and all night long and are absolutely for everyone! Complimentary shuttle service between Venues runs throughout the event and is provided by Golf Cars of Austin.


Here’s your chance to become an official sponsor of the 2021 Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival. We have many levels of involvement – there’s one for every advertising budget – and this IS the music event of the year in the Dripping Springs area! Place your company’s brand on the coolest singer/songwriter music event in Texas!

Interested? Want to learn more? Find information about sponsorship: SPONSORSHIP

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