Galveston, Texas, will be holding its first songwriter’s festival September 28 — October 1.
Galveston Bay, Texas, home of the popular waterfront amusement park the Kemah Boardwalk, will add another activity to its ever-growing island. Beginning September 28 through October 1, the Gulf Coast communities of Kemah and Seabrook will be transformed into a music Mecca for the inaugural Galveston Bay Songwriters Festival.
Those inspired to write music can put pen to paper and rhyme to reason at what is set to be a fun and interactive festival. The four-day event will be packed with exclusive and fun musical acts that will introduce songwriters from Texas, Nashville, and beyond to the Galveston Bay area while showcasing the region’s attractions to music fans. If you’re interested in the songwriting process, the days will also provide several free songwriter-in-the-round sessions.
Talented songwriters from the Americana, folk, country, and rock genres will gather to perform live. Headliners include David Lee Murphy and Radney Foster, while Grammy-winning album producer and writer Tamara Saviano will give a memorable tribute to legendary Texas-born songwriter Guy Clark.
“The Galveston Bay Area has never had an event like this, where original music is placed front and center,” said event founder Jon Burns, producer of the Pirates & Poets Songwriter Invitational in Port Aransas, Texas, in a press release. “We think the festival will attract music fans from across the country, who will not only experience great music, but gain exposure to our many attractions, including Space Center Houston, the Kemah Boardwalk, and Galveston Island.”
Tickets for the event will be available on April 8 at the festival’s website.