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DEADWOOD, S.D. (09/06/18) – Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Meghan Trainor, Shania Twain, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flats, O.A.R., Jason Mraz, Jewel and many more A-List artists will be represented by their songwriting partners at the seventh annual Wild West Songwriter’s Festival, October 11-13th in historic Deadwood, SD.
Dubbed one of the “best live music festivals for fans” and one of the “top ten songwriter’s festivals you don’t want to miss” the three-day event produced by Deadwood Mountain Grand in partnership with the Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau will feature songwriters that have produced or co-written hits that have been nominated for nearly 100 Grammy Awards. The event will also feature one of the most popular pop/rock bands from the 80’s and 90’s on Friday night featuring Gin Blossoms.
The festival will feature three days of free “writer’s rounds” which will feature songwriters who are excellent performers in their own right, singing the hits they have written and telling the story behind the music. These rounds are fan favorites most notably because they are able to listen to songs that have sold millions across the world in very intimate venues throughout the historic town of Deadwood.
“This is by far one of my favorite events every year,” said Deadwood Mountain Grand General Manager Susan Kightlinger. “The songwriters are amazing performers and the stories they tell about how and why they wrote the songs is an absolute thrill.”
Already slated to appear and perform are Atz Kilcher (father of pop superstar Jewel and star of Discovery Channel’s Alaska: The Last Frontier), Bridgette Tatum, Clayton Bellamy, Hailey Steele, Jake Rose, James Elliott, Kylie Sackley, Megan Linville, New North, Shannon Lawson, Travis Howard, Dean Alexander and Danny Myrick with more big names to be added later.
Friday night will feature a concert by the multi-talented, pop/rock superstars, Gin Blossoms in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center and Saturday will wrap up the event with an all-star jam that will feature all the artists on one stage in the Grand’s Event Center.
In addition to the popular writer’s rounds, the event will also feature local rounds spearheaded by local singer/songwriter Heath Johnson and the South Dakota Songwriter’s Association featuring amazing regional artists as well as demo panels for aspiring songwriters.
All of the Thursday, Friday and Saturday writer’s rounds are free to the public and it is recommended to arrive early to the intimate sized venues. Tickets for Gin Blossoms and the Songwriter’s Jam will be on-sale on Friday, September 7th through Ticketmaster.com or the Deadwood Mountain Grand Company Store at 877-907-GRAND. Ticket buyers should note that TICKETMASTER is the only official ticket broker for Deadwood Mountain Grand. Beware of third party websites and offers.
For more information, visit www.deadwoodmountaingrand.com or call 605-559-0386. To open your free Grand Rewards Center membership and enjoy the benefits of purchasing advance tickets ahead of the general public, bring a photo ID to the Grand Rewards Center counter, located in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort Casino.
Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, a Holiday Inn Resort is the newly restored 1906 Homestake Mining Co. ore processing plant that overlooks Historic Deadwood, which features a 98-room luxury hotel, 210 state-of-the-art casino games, high stakes gaming action, a 2,500 seat entertainment and event center and a multi-level parking garage.