New venue as Fourth Annual Songwriter’s Showcase set in Town
A new venue and day of the week is the setting for Visit Farragut’s Fourth Annual Songwriter’s Showcase.
Previously held in Farragut Community Center on a Saturday, this year’s event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Daddy Mac’s Downhome Dive, 11335 Campbell Lakes Drive.
The event is free of charge, but patrons are asked to register in advance at visitfarragut.org/events.
“We are so excited to be partnering with our friends at Daddy Mac’s for this year’s event,” said Karen Tindal, Town Tourism manager, who noted the restaurant served food at last year’s Showcase in Farragut Community Center. “They already host a great line-up of live music and bands all year-long, so it just seemed natural to team up with them to host our Songwriters Showcase.”
This year’s featured singer-songwriters lineup includes Addie Levy, Jay Hocutt and Mike Snodgrass.
“Addie is an amazing mandolin player, and both she and Mike work with Dollywood and already perform in the Gatlinburg circuit,” Tindal said. “This is my favorite event of the year. To hear the songwriters tell their stories and share the stories of their songs is just an incredible gift.
“By the end of the night, and by knowing them a little more, I always feel I have made three new friends,” she added.
Songwriters Showcase is held in conjunction with Tennessee Songwriters Week, which Gov. Bill Lee signed into existence in 2018 and is celebrated the last week of February.
As the event has evolved, a competitive component has been added. However, the Farragut event is simply a showcase, and not competitive, Tindal said.
According to a Town Tourism press release, “Tennessee Songwriters Week supports music venues, supports songwriters with live performances in all genres of music, drives visitation and inspires travelers to experience the state’s music stories, history, attractions and venues.”
Those attending will be able to purchase food and drink at Daddy Mac’s.