5th Annual Red Lodge Songwriter Festival, June 18-20, 2020

Our Story

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. 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.

We are looking forward to the 5th Annual June 18, 19, 20. 2020. The 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. 

Eighteen live performances, twenty four songwriters, eight venues, a songwriting contest and our Master Class round out next 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. 

All we’re missing is you. We would like to invite you to Red Lodge and our surrounding mountains which 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 included lodging and passes. Passes ranging from $150 – $5, and even a free show in Lions Park. There’s something for everyone. See you in June!

Hall of Fame Songwriters Hugh Prestwood & Kostas



Hit Songwriters from Nashville and  Rising Stars from around the country will share their talents and creativity with you in a songwriter in the round format.

Nashville Hit Songwriters will be announced on December 1, 2020


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



We will host 25 shows over three days, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in eight venues in downtown Red Lodge.


“I love playing and I love singing, and the writing. There’s kind of a symbiotic relationship between the writing and the playing.!” Guy Clark

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Our 2020 Festival Sponsors

Support These Fine Businesses Who Make This Event Possible!

Gold Sponsors - $2,500

Silver Sponsors - $1,000

Bank of Red Lodge x150
H bar S x150

Bronze Sponsors - $500


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Red Lodge is located 60 miles south of Billings, MT, 65 miles north of Cody, WY and 75 miles from Yellowstone Park. The closest major airport is Billings which is serviced by United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Alaska Airlines.