Red Lodge Songwriter Festival

For three days in June the streets of Red Lodge, bars, cafes, and parks become a gathering place for songwriters from Montana, Nashville, and around the country. This is the place that displays songwriting at its highest level in the amazing mountains of Red Lodge, Montana. Park benches, bar stools, hotel lobbies, and parks become picking sessions. Nashville hit songwriters James Dean Hicks, John Pierce, Karen Staley, Brett Jones, Rob Crosby, Will Robinson and special guest Kostas will headline our fourth annual event. Our line up of Rising Star songwriters included songwriters from Alabama, Massachusetts, Calgary Alberta, Minnesota, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.

Eighteen live performances, twenty four songwriters, eight venues, a songwriting contest and our Master Class round out this years festival. In addition to entertainment and education, this festival has the purpose to support music in our public schools. Over the last several years the RLSWF Inc. has donated over $20,000 to our public schools music department.