‘2nd Annual Opelika Songwriters Festival’ promises weekend full of high-caliber live music downtown

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Opelika Observer

Kick back and relax with the “2nd Annual Opelika Songwriters Festival” in historic downtown Opelika from March 27 to 29.
The festival will entertain music fans at multiple venues across the downtown area, including John Emerald Distillery, Sneak & Dawdle, Irish Bred Pub, Eighth & Rail, Ma Fia’s (patio), The Depot Outdoor Stage, Zazu Gastro Pub and Studio 3:19.
Rob and Jen Slocumb (of the husband-and-wife folk/rock duo Martha’s Trouble and owners of Opelika recording studio/event center The Sound Wall) are bringing the new festival to life. The Opelika Songwriters Festival is a co-production of The Sound Wall and The Arts Association of East Alabama.
More than 30 singer-songwriters attended last year’s inaugural event, from local acts to international touring artists, including Grammy Award-winner Dan Navarro, Kate Campbell, Harpeth Rising, and many more.
This year’s lineup includes:
-The War & Treaty
-Dark Water
-Shawn Mullins
-Dan Navarro
-Kim Richey
-Jeff Black
-Sarah Lee Guthrie
-Leigh Nash
-Grayson Capps
-Charlie Mars
-Steve Poltz
-Abe Partridge
-Adam Hood
-Sugarcane Jane
-SZLACHETKA
-Pierce Pettis and
-Martha’s Trouble.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via www.eventbrite.com. The 3-day pass is $125; the 3-day VIP pass is $225 and includes a buffet-style brunch and an up-close and personal “in-the-round” concert with three festival artists. These tickets and VIP passes are limited, so guests are encouraged to make their purchases as soon as possible.

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