2023 Hwy. 80 Songwriter’s Festival set for Saturday, July 8

Published 8:37 pm Sunday, July 2, 2023

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The Highway 80 Songwriter’s Festival is an annual summer event in Demopolis that showcases local talent and provides a night of fun and good music. The festival was first held in 2013 and has been a popular staple in Marengo County ever since.

This year’s festival is set for Saturday, July 8 and will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Demopolis Civic Center. Performances for this year’s event are Charlie Wilson, Christina Christian, and Josiah Rodda from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Taylor Craven, Dunning/Grayson, and Frank Fields from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Trey Rowell, Dustin Pounders, and Megan Lee from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Highway 80 Songwriter’s Festival was created through a partnership between the city of Demopolis, the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce, the Two Rivers Arts Council, the Meridian Mainstreet program and the Montgomery Institute of Meridian.

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The styles of music at the festival vary as much as the places the artists come from. In festivals past, rock, blues, folk, country and more genres have been performed over the years.

Anyone planning to attend the festival is welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks.