Corona Virus Update

Fans, Songwriters, Supporters

Due to the uncontrollable circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, we are terribly disappointed to announce the postponement of the 5th Annual Red Lodge Songwriters Festival until June 24-26, 2021. 

The health and safety of our fans, songwriters, volunteers, and community have always been our top concern. Even with all the safety procedures we have put in place, these plans fail if the Songwriter Festival contributes to any further spread of the COVID-19 virus through our community.

Within the next 40 days, ticket buyers and sponsors will have the option to donate their contribution to our organization, hold the money for the 2021 year festival, or request a refund.

The Red Lodge Songwriters Festival has always been a special “coming together” time for songwriters and you, our fans, to gather and share this incredible musical experience in our intimate mountain community. We’re really going to miss everyone’s friendship, talent and togetherness. It will make us appreciate and love next year’s festival even more.

The planning will begin shortly for 2021, in order to bring you the very best Red Lodge Songwriter Festival yet. We will invite all the songwriters from this year’s festival back and maybe a few more.

The Red Lodge Songwriter Festival is the primary annual fundraising event of the Rocky Mountain Songwriter Festival’s Inc. and our work to support music education in our Montana communities.  This year’s cancellation due to COVID-19 will have a significant impact on the organization. RMSWFs is gratefully welcoming donations to help continue to fund our organization.

Thanks to your ongoing support over the last five years, ticket sales and sponsor contributions to the Red Lodge Songwriter Festivals have allowed us to contribute more than $40,000 in mission-based grants.  These grants have helped to fund music education in our local schools, fund the healing of wounded veterans and created a music scholarship at MSU-Billings in the name of Dave Kirby. 

As a contributor to our festival you will have one of three options:

  1. Donate your ticket purchase to the Rocky Mountain Songwriter Festival as a tax deductible donation.
  2. Hold on to your tickets and they will be honored at next year’s festival, June 24-26, 2021
  3. Or request a full refund (please submit your request by September 1, 2020)

To request a refund email Mike Booth at or call 406-690-5988

THANK YOU for being patient while we navigate this unfamiliar territory. 

We love Red Lodge and it’s amazing fans, patrons, sponsors and venues. We look forward to making next year’s event our best ever! Stay well and stay in touch! 

SAVE THE DATE for the 5th Annual Red Lodge Songwriter Festival: June 24 – 26, 2021

The Rocky Mountain Songwriter Festival Team: Jayne Laurence, Teresa Muhic, James Dean Hicks, Tera Reynolds, Cari Klepper and Mike Booth


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