2019 Song Competition Accepting Entries

The 8th Annual SMSWF Song Competition entry process is now officially open. Deadline to enter songs is April 30, 2019. Preliminary judges will choose 27 finalists to perform their songs at the 2019 SMSWF Song Competition Finale and Awards Show on Saturday, Aug. 17,...

2018 SMSWF Song Competition Finalists

Click Here for 2018 Song Competition Honorable Mentions Click here for SMSWF group rate lodging discounts These 24 songs will compete in the 2018 SMSWF Song Competition Finale & Awards Show to be held on Sat. Aug. 18th Noon – 2 :30 PM at Drafts Burger Bar...

We love our Volunteers

Please become part of our SMSWF family.  We need Volunteers to help with the festival.  The volunteer jobs allow you to hear and see a lot of great entertainment while helping the festival to run smoothly.  It also gives you a chance to know everybody better and meet...

SMSWF Mission

The 7th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival will be held Aug. 13-19, 2018 in Gatlinburg, TN.  This event was created to “Celebrate our Appalachian Musical Roots”. The Public is invited to share with songwriters this celebration of the craft of...