The Red Lodge Songwriter Festival is the place for songwriters to meet. No matter what your ability or status there is a place for you at our festival. We have classes for you to hone your songwriting skills from industry experts, a songwriting contest to see how your composition stacks up with others and opportunities to play for pay.

We hire two levels of songwriters for our festival. The talent for ticketed shows are  hit songwriters, mostly from Nashville and tend to write for country music stars. The criteria to play on this stage is you have to have written one or more number one hit songs. Past performers include, Wynn Varble, Kostas, Tony Lane. Hugh Prestwood, Even Stevens among others.

The other are our Rising Star Songwriters. These songwriters are hired to play in the various pubs and restaurants in town. We host one of these shows on Thursday, four of these shows on Friday and four on Saturday. These shows are free to the public and are in a song swap format with three songwriters. Each show is an hour and fifteen minutes in length. You will play in a different venue and with different songwriters each day. We pay these songwriters a set fee for performing on either Thursday and Friday or Friday and Saturday.  The fee is more reflective of experiencing our festival and having fun

Our lineup for 2019 is full. If you are interested in being one of our Rising Star Songwriters at the 5th Annual RLSWF June 19-21. 2020 please send a CD of your original music and bio to:

Mike Booth
Red Lodge Songwriter festival
P.O. Box 830
Red Lodge, Montana 59068

Thanks for your interest.