The Songwriter Spotlight was added to Smithfield Music's Aiken & Friends music festival in 2010 as a way to celebrate the songwriters who may not make music their career but excel with their writing. Winners will perform their original music as solos and duos as part of the festival on Saturday, September 29 in Smithfield, VA.
Smithfield Music's Aiken and Friends Fest is an Americana/roots music festival, or "celebration of songwriters," that benefits youth music education through Smithfield Music, originally founded by Americana songwriter and artist Mike Aiken. The festival focuses on education and songwriting, and the proceeds generated go to help children receive music lessons, instruments, and scholarships. The 7th Annual will be September 28-29, 2012 along the Pagan river in Smithfield, VA.
Tickets, sponsorship opportunities and festival details for Smithfield Music's Aiken and Friends Fest are available at aikenandfriendsfest.com.
Contact: Amy Aiken, Northwind Records PR, email 757-635-0240