“The Seventh Chair”

“The intimate setting of Friday and Saturday nights’ performances transported me from my seat in the audience to a “Seventh chair” on stage. Listening to the personal stories of success and hardships, music and lyrics, I became enveloped by the kindred spirits on stage.
Music is a bond that binds the human race and transcends nations and cultures. Your stories and performances made me forget about our country’s negativism and divisiveness and escape to a place of peace and tranquility.
Thank you for the opportunity to join you on stage in the Seventh Chair. It was a marvelous journey traveling together!”

Sue Agnew – festival fan

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 6th Annual Festival June 22-24, 2023. The 7th Annual 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 $15 – $195, and even a free show in Lions Park. There’s something for everyone. See you in June!

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Gold Stage Sponsors
Venue Sponsors
Lodging & Camping Partners
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Patrons of the Songwriters Festival

Jim & Holly Brien

Michael & Lauren Currin

Mike Myers & Ginny Horning

Betsy Scanlin & Jeff Anderson

Randy & Holli Brunson

Terri Durbin & Jim Dufour 

Carol Kirby

Larry Williams & Louise Stapleton

Amy & Bill Brown

Mo & Cheryl Fowell

David & Deborah Nice

Dennis & Nancy Stevens

Pat & Susan Stevens

Frank & Kathy Cross

Andy Hart

John & Tara Roberts

Greg & Cat Stevens

Tim & Kathy Whelan

Come Make New Memories With Us At The 6th Annual Red Lodge Songwriter Festival!!

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