The annual Sandy Lee Watkins Songfest returns to Henderson, Kentucky this July and you won't want to miss it!

What is the Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Fest?

The event brings in over 20 songwriters from the region and some from Nashville, some of them Grammy Award winners, for four nights of performances at two different venues in downtown Henderson to play several songs acoustically they've either written for themselves or for others. Before performing, they'll share the stories behind how those songs came to be. This year's lineup will once again feature Don Sampson who wrote "Waitin' on Woman" for Brad Paisley, and Tony Arata, the writer behind "The Dance" from Garth Brooks. It's always a great time to hear some of the stories behind the songs you know and love. A lot of times, it gives you a different perspective on these songs.

When is the Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Fest?

This year's festival will happen Wednesday, July 24th through Saturday, July 27th with one session on Wednesday and Thursday, and two sessions, an early and late session, on Friday and Saturday. Once again, the Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Fest is going to be bringing in some amazing songwriters of hit songs that you know and love, including Tony Arata, Roxie Dean, Don Sampson Johnny and Heidi Bullford, Rusty Tabor, and more. You can take a look at the full lineup below:

How to Get Tickets for the Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival

Tickets for the event are on sale now and are only available through the Songwriters Festival website. They will not be available at the doors of either venue. Organizers strongly encourage you to get your tickets in advance. Click or tap the button below to get your tickets through the Songfest website.

If you've never attended the Songfest, I can't recommend it enough. It's such an entertaining time in Henderson. You are going to hear some funny stories and some amazing songs from the people who wrote these hits. Proceeds from the event will be given to Henderson area non-profits, and high school students interested in pursuing a career in the arts.

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