Coming Up: Mississippi Songwriters’ Festival 2021

Mississippi Songwriters' Festival 2021

It’s music to our ears! Save the date for the 10th Annual Mississippi Songwriters’ Festival 2021 coming back to Ocean Springs September 16th through 19th.

The details

The Mississippi Songwriters’ Festival 2021 is back this year for four music-filled days this fall at various venues on the coast! The event is hosted by the Mississippi’s Songwriters Alliance, and presented by the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center.

Typically, more than 100 local, regional and national performers bring their music and style to the stage. The performers for the Mississippi Songwriters’ Festival 2021 are already lining up. For a list of current confirmed acts, click here.

There is a rockin’ schedule for the four-day event too. The festival starts to the beat of an after-party September 16th at the Neon Moon from 9 p.m. until. The party will be after four Mississippi songwriters are inducted into the Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Last year’s four inductees (who were inducted virtually) included music greats B.B. King, Jimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally and Tommy Barnes. Barnes will also perform at the festival.

A snapshot of events

More than music

Want to learn more about publishing music and owning a record label in today’s music circle? Mark your calendar for the Saturday, September 18th, workshop. Participants will learn from some of the industry’s best songwriters and musicians.

The workshop will be held at the historic Gulf Hills Hotel and Conference Center.

The workshop is $30 per person or $110 for a package including a one-night stay at Gulf Hills. Mississippi-native Sean Gasaway is the main presenter. You may know him as Gasoline or Bacon. Now residing in Nashville, Gasaway is an award-winning singer, songwriter, entertainer, publisher, record executive and producer.

For more information on the workshop topics and presenters, click here. Each class is limited to 10. To register, call Kevin Westbrook at (601) 415-4099 or email [email protected].


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