Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival

6th Annual Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival

Released October 04, 2018 03:12 PM

Music Fills The Streets Of Downtown Alpharetta

At The 6th Annual Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival

 A Two-Day, FREE Festival with Five Stages and Over 20 Artists, Oct 12-13


The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival returns to downtown Alpharetta, Ga. for its sixth year on Oct.12 - 13, 2018. Headliners will include Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Justin Townes Earle, Dan Wilson and Glen Phillips. The 2-day event, that starts at 5 p.m. each day, will be free to the public this year.


The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival brings nationally and locally recognized singer-songwriters together, giving music lovers a behind-the-scenes look at the stories that have inspired many musical genres. The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival takes places at multiple outdoor venues throughout downtown Alpharetta, making this a beloved, family-friendly weekend event. Attendees will experience renowned veteran songsmiths and local up-and-coming talent as music fills the streets.


Robert Randolph, who has been called the Jimi Hendrix of pedal steel guitar, will perform Saturday night on the main stage. Justin Townes Earle’s songwriting pedigree is undeniable: he is Steve Earle’s son and is named after Townes Van Zant is sure to deliver a deeply soulful set. Dan Wilson, of the band Semisonic, will perform his show “Words & Music by Dan Wilson” featuring an evening of songs and stories that pull back the curtain on the art of songwriting. Glen Phillips formed Toad the Wet Sprocket in high school which became internationally famous for hits including “Walk On The Ocean” and “All I Want” which festival goers will be sure to hear.


Additional artists confirmed to perform at the sixth annual Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival include the The Sundogs, Alex Guthrie, Eliot Bronson, Yesterday’s Wine featuring Wyatt Durette and Levi Lowrey, Chasing Lovely, Davin McCoy, Hannah Thomas, The Last Chance Riders, Wesley Cook, The Mosley’s, Jennifer Lynn Simpson, The Bittersweets, Across The Wide, Cat Ridgeway, ESOEBO, Avery Gipson and Cat Carter


 “This year’s Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival is shaping up to be one of the best yet,” said Morgan Rodgers, Director of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services for the City of Alpharetta. “Not only is it free this year but we have an incredible line-up of artists that are going to put on spectacular shows. And with the development of Downtown Alpharetta’s City Center, it has opened up new possibilities of venues and activities for the event.”


For more information about The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival and this year’s full schedule, visit wireandwoodalpharetta.com. The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival is presented by the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau. This year’s festival is sponsored by Avalon, South Main Kitchen, Ceviche Taqueria and Alpharetta City Center.


To view additional photos from past Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festivals and 2018 headliner artist photos and bios visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9kc3tfl1bra32hl/AACbRP3p_l0lsJVxU0z3AkMHa?dl=0