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Below are a number of DSSF elements that may be used for press purposes, as well as a few past-published articles and testimonials. Thank you for helping to spread the word about our festival.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 30th, 2022

Pam Owens, President/CEO

Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau

pam@destinationdrippingsprings.com

512-858-4740

DrippingSpringsSongwritersFestival.com

Dripping Springs, TX – October 14-16th, 2022
Destination Dripping Springs is proud to announce the 8th annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival on October 14-16th, in historic downtown Dripping Springs. This year’s 3-day festival will include 50 songwriters performing on 8 unique stages, “in-the-round” Nashville style. Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy the festival FREE and experience artfully crafted original songs by amazing local, national and international artists because of the generous sponsors who underwrite the program. Sponsorships are still available and shown on the website.

Stages will be found at Hudson’s on Mercer, Mazama’s Coffee Co, Acopon Brewing, The Barber Shop, the Warehouse Courtyard, Sidecar Tasting Room, Dog ‘N’ Bone, and Haus of Jayne. Both indoor and outdoor stages will be set as “listening rooms”. Food trucks will be available, and parking is plentiful. The beloved Gospel Brunch will be held at 10am on Sunday, at Hudson’s on Mercer. Available on a first come, first-serve basis the gospel show will feature several songwriters performing their own tunes as well as traditional gospel favorites.

“We’re proud to bring this level of rising star songwriters to the Dripping Springs area, said Pam Owens, President/CEO of the DS Visitors Bureau. Our festival has a great reputation throughout the songwriter community and this year we had 243 talented songwriters apply, so we know we have picked 50 excellent artists to perform. They represent many genres, including country, Americana, rock, and blues. And we’re excited to bring the Headliners Concert back, too.”

The Headliners Concert on Saturday night is back after a 5-year hiatus with this year’s show at Mercer Dancehall featuring Aaron Barker, Leslie Satcher & David Lee. These three award winning writers, who will be singing in-the-round, have authored songs recorded by George Strait, Willie Nelson, the Oak Ridge Boys, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, Pam Tillis, Gretchen Wilson, Patty Loveless, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks and Maren Morris. and more. Tickets for the headliner concert are on sale on the website.

The Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau (Destination Dripping Springs), devoted to promoting tourism in the Dripping Springs area, will continue to offer the up-close and personal chances to see, hear, and get to know some incredibly talented performers who have a deep love for the art of songwriting. Free festival performances in the historic districts are possible because of the many generous sponsor donations.

The Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting tourism and serving as ambassadors to connect visitors/guests and the community. Destination Dripping Springs is the marketing arm of the Bureau.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 27, 2022

Pam Owens, President/CEO

Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau

pam@destinationdrippingsprings.com

512-858-4740

Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival Announces Dates for 2022

(Dripping Springs, Texas – April 27, 2022) - The 8th annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival will occur October 14-16, 2022, in historic downtown Dripping Springs, TX. The festival highlights local and national talent creating a platform for emerging songwriters and established artists to broaden their reach and horizons. Audiences and music lovers are treated to a wide variety of amazing songs and the people and stories behind the finely crafted tunes during the 3-day festival.

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 7 stages, featuring thirty shows a day, over forty-five songwriters will perform in an “in the round” Nashville-style song-swap format. The festival attracts 3,000 music fans to Dripping Springs, TX over the 3-day weekend.

Application submissions to perform at the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival are open. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2022. For more information, please https://bit.ly/37QHOWA.

The Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau (Destination Dripping Springs), devoted to promoting tourism in the Dripping Springs area, will continue to offer people the up-close and personal chances to see, hear, and get to know some very talented performers who have a deep love of the art of songwriting.

The Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting tourism, and serving as ambassadors to connect visitors/guests and the community.

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ARTICLES


More than 70 musicians converge on downtown for Songwriters Festival

By Staff Reports, Dripping Springs Century News, Dripping Springs, TX, Thursday, October 14, 2021

Forty-five talented songwriters, coming from two countries and twelve states, will play “in-the-round,” Nashville-style, on seven intimate stages set up as listening rooms throughout Dripping Springs.

The Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival will take place from October 15 through 17.

Fans of words and music will walk the streets of downtown Dripping Springs from one welcoming setting to the next to hear their favorite singer/songwriter tell the tales of their songs and the stories behind them.The town itself is the venue and the bars, restaurants, café and tasting rooms are the stages for the 70+ songwriter showcases.The stages will be located at The Barber Shop, Mazama Coffee Co., Acopon Brewing, Sidecar Tasting Room, Hudson’s on Mercer Street, Dog ‘N’ Bone, and the courtyard at The Warehouse District.The majority of the stages are outdoor and open-air, and all are within a safe, easy walking distance of each other in the quaint Historic Districts of downtown Dripping Springs.

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 Wrap-Party in front of The Barber Shop.Parking is plentiful and food and drinks will be available at each venue.

Admission to the showcases is free with registration. During the DSSF weekend, a free mobile-exclusive digital pass will be available for Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival attendees to check in and redeem discount at participating local partner locations within the Dripping Springs downtown area.

The stages are sponsored by Estes Audiology, Crowdmouth, 6 String Ranch, Pilot Moon Films, Destination Dripping Springs, Sun Radio, Wedding Capital of Texas, and Dripping with Taste Trail.The event co-sponsor this year is Dreamland.

Since the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival founding in 2014, it has proven to be one of the most successful events in Central Texas.Visitors of all ages come to hear great music and meet the musicians in a listening room atmosphere.Don’t miss a single note of the 7th Annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival.For more information about the 2021 Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival, please visit drippingspringssongwritersfestival.com, or call 512-858-4740.


7th Annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival

By Hope Boatright, Dripping Springs Outlook, October 2021

For three days in October, the music will come to the hills of Dripping Springs.The seventh annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival, taking place October 15-17, 2021, offers music lovers the up-close and personal chance to see, hear, and get to know some very talented performers who have a deep passion for the art of songwriting.

Fans of words and musicwill walk the streets of downtown Dripping Springs from one welcoming setting to the next to hear their favorite singer/songwriter tell the tale of their songs and the stories behind them.The town itself is the venue and the bar, restaurant, café, and tasting room are the stages for the 70+ songwriter showcases.

Fifty extremely talented songwriters, coming from two countries and twelve states, will play in-the-round, Nashville-style, on seven intimate stages located at The Barber Shop, Mazama Coffee Co., Acopon Brewing, Sidecar Tasting Room, Hudson’s on Mercer Street, Dog ‘N’ Bone, and the courtyard at The Warehouse District.The majority of the stages are outdoor and open-air, and all are within a safe, easy walking distance of each other in the quaint Historic Districts of downtown Dripping Springs.The stages are sponsored by Estes Audiology, Crowdmouth, 6 String Ranch, Pilot Moon Films, Destination Dripping Springs, Sun Radio, Wedding Capital of Texas, and Dripping with Taste Trail.The event co-sponsor this year is Dreamland.

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 in front of The Barber Shop.Parking is plentiful and food and drinks will be available at each venue.Admission to all the showcases is free with registration.During the DSSF weekend, a free mobile-executive digital pass will be available for Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival attendees to check in and redeem discounts at participating local partner locations within the Dripping Springs downtown area.

Since the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival founding in 2014, it has proven to be one of the most successful events in Central Texas.Visitors of all ages come to hear great music and meet the musicians in a listening room atmosphere.Don’t miss a single note of the 7th annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival!

For more information about the 2021 Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival, please visit our website at DrippingSpringsSongwritersFestival.com or call 512-858-4740.



HILL COUNTRY VIEW – “Story of the Song” – Cover story by Ashley Brown – October 2018


DRIPPING SPRINGS OUTLOOK – “Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival” – Cover story by Jim Halfpenny/Photo by Laura Griffith – October 2018


HAYS FREE PRESS / NEWS-DISPATCH – “Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival Coming October 19-21” – Staff Report, October 10, 2018



2021 DRIPPING SPRINGS SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL VIDEO

Created by Pilot Moon Films

2018 DRIPPING SPRINGS SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL VIDEO


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