More than twenty big-time songwriters are traveling from Nashville to Deadwood this weekend. The writers are coming for Deadwood’s first Wild West Songwriters Festival.
Deadwoods Wild West Songwriters festival is a gathering of writers that have penned songs for well-known country and rock artists like Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, and Taylor Swift. The festival is a four-day-long event that gives attendees an opportunity to interact with the writers through panels, in-the-rounds, and live performances.
Susan Kightlinger is the Director of Marketing at the Deadwood Mountain Grand. She says the event looks promising.
“With the help of the Deadwood Chamber we think this is going to be an annual event that is going to grow and be something really big,” says Kightlinger.
Organizers say the festival celebrates the tradition of story-telling through song with the spirit of Deadwood’s Wild Western ways. The event is held at various venues in Deadwood.
The festival begins Thursday, October 11th and runs through Sunday the 14th and takes place at several venues in Deadwood.