About The Red Lodge Songwriter Festival

Welcome to the 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. Park benches, bar stools, hotel lobbies, and parks become picking sessions. This is the place displaying songwriting at its highest level in the amazing mountains of Red Lodge, Montana.

We are looking forward to the 5th Annual August 27, 28, 29, 2020. The 2020 Red Lodge Songwriter Festival will feature great songwriters, new venues, and amazing learning opportunities.

Nashville Hit songwriters and Rising Stars will play their songs and tell the stories behind the songs.

“I’ve been playing songwriters festivals all over the country for the last 20 years and the Red Lodge Songwriter Festival is hands down one of my all time favs. The town is a gem in the Rockies, the people who support it are generous and enthusiastic, the weather is perfect and the music is awesome ! Doesn’t get any better than Red Lodge Songwriter Festival” Brett Jones, Hit Songwriter

Twenty five live performances, twenty four songwriters, eight venues, a songwriting contest. In addition to entertainment and education, this festival supports music in our public schools. Over the last several years the RLSWF, Inc. has donated more than $40,000 to our public school’s music department.

All we’re missing is you. We would like to invite you to Red Lodge and our surrounding mountains we are proud to call home. We look forward to sharing this incredible weekend of songwriting, creativity, and music with you.

Tickets range from VIP packages from $1,750 – $1,050, which include lodging and passes. Passes range from $5 – $175, and even a free show in Lions Park. There’s something for everyone. See you in June!

Live Performances


Nashville Hits and Rising Stars songwriters from around the country will share their talents and creativity with you in a songwriter- in-the-round format.
Nashville Hit Songwriters Pat Alger, Kostas, Stephanie Davis, James Dean Hicks, Will Robinson, Wynn Varble, Billy Montana, and eighteen Rising Stars from Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Texas are coming to share their stories and creativity with you.

“Songwriters write songs, but they really belong to the listener!”
—Jimmy Buffet

Listen to this Years Lineup on our Spotify Playlist

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Gold Sponsors
Venue Sponsors
Snag Bar logo
Bone Daddy's Custom Cycle logo
Honey's Cafe logo
Carbon Fork logo
Lodging & Camping Partners
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Cattail Bakery logo
Coal Creek Realty logo
Headwaters Studio
The Village Shop logo
First Interstate Bank logo
Sylvan Peak Mountain Shoppe logo
Red Lodge Beverages logo
Mark Shubert, CPA
Babcock & Miles logo
Patrons & Friends of the Songwriters Festival

Jim & Holly Brien

Frank & Kathy Cross

Tim & Kathy Whelan

Teresa Muhic & Brad Funston

Jim & Terri Dufour

Kurt & Jimena Hallock

Betsy Scanlin & Jeff Anderson

Lynn Wiener

John & Tara Roberts

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