The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival is an annual event that brings big names in the singer-songwriter community to Alpharetta and gives attendees the unique opportunity to not only listen to, but get up close and personal with the artists they know and love. The festival provides a behind-the-scenes look at the stories that inspired country, rock, blues, Americana and bluegrass hits.
The weekend-long festivities kick off Friday, October 6 with free evening performances at Avalon and in downtown Alpharetta. Festivalgoers can get a taste of what makes Alpharetta an awesome music and entertainment destination at these local hotspots. Visitors can enjoy dinner, drinks and a night of live music in preparation for the main event on Saturday.
Shawn Mullins returns to the stage for the 2017 Wire & Wood Alpahretta Songwriters Festival
The ticketed event begins at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7. Music from talented singer-songwriters will fill the streets of downtown Alpharetta as the performers showcase their songs. Music will be featured on six stages, including three outdoor venues. Travel from stage to stage and experience an authentic musical experience in the heart of Alpharetta. Event lineup and additional information is available at www.wireandwoodalpharetta.com.
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival is made even better with local food and beverage vendors. Festival attendees will be able to sample craft beer, food, wine and cocktails from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants. Alpharetta is home to 200+ dining experiences, 250+ shops across five distinct shopping districts and 23 modern yet affordable hotels, so there are countless ways to make it a music and entertainment weekend to remember in Alpharetta. The festival is a can’t-miss fall event boasting an impressive lineup, intimate performances and awesome local treats. The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival will leave you feeling in tune with Alpharetta and feeling connected to the admirable artists.
Visitors can turn up the volume on this music weekend with concert happenings taking place across Alpharetta’s music venues. Verizon Amphitheatre will host Crockfest 2017, featuring Toby Keith, ZZ Top and more! Across the Wide takes the stage at the Matilda’s Under the Pines, showcasing excellent songwriting with captivating melodies and memorable lyrics. Chukkar Farm will set the scene for Home by Dark’s performance featuring Sabrina, Joe West & JP Williams, where a bit of country music in songs and vocal styles will fill the air.
For the complete weekend experience, many Alpharetta hotels are offering special rates for the events, which can be found at www.awesomealpharetta.com.