Helen Songwriters Festival brings 12 Nashville hitmakers to North Georgia April 28-30

Hear the music and stories behind the hits during the Helen Songwriters Festival April 28-30, 2023. (Helen Convention and Visitors Bureau photo)

Twelve longtime Nashville and local songwriters will perform their award-winning tunes the weekend of April 28-30 during the Helen Songwriters Festival. The festival provides music lovers with a rare opportunity to see and hear the artists behind the hits.

The festival showcases regional-gone-national talent each year at Hofbrauhaus, Cowboys & Angels, and the Marketplatz Bandshell. Following are just a few of the Nashville songwriters who will be playing, with their famous performers in parenthesis: Earl Bud Lee (Blake Shelton, George Straight, Alison Kraus, Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places”); Greg Crowe (Montgomery Gentry, Sammy Kershaw, Lonestar); Dave Gibson (Tim McGraw, Confederate Railroad); Becky Hobbs (George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Alabama); Wil Nance (Brad Paisley, John Michael Montgomery) and many more.

Events are scheduled for Friday, April 28, from noon – 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  (last times noted are when the last performers go onstage)

For more information, visit  www.HelenGa.org or call the Alpine Helen/White County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-858-8027.

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