SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, Va. (WFXR) — The largest songwriters festival on the east returns this year. Lyrics on the Lake Songwriters Festival will kick off on June 23.
This year’s festival will raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through The Musicpreneur Storehouse Foundation.
There will be nine shows taking place at four different venues around Smith Lake Mountain and will feature 20 songwriters.
The festival starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23 at Mango’s Bar and Grill at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta. There will be a championship round of the Lyrics on the Lake Open-Mic Competition. The winner will receive a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, a session with professional songwriters, a showcase performance at a popular Nashville club, and a spot in next year’s Songwriters Festival. To see the full schedule check out the Lyrics on the Lake page here.
All proceeds raised will help benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This organization raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, to provide training, research, equipment and care for children with all types of diseases and injuries.
Money collected will help Carilion Children’s Centra Virginia Baptist and Lynchburg General Hospitals in Roanoke and Lynchburg.