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West Michigan Songwriter's Festival Workshop & Performance

March 4, 2023


The West Michigan Songwriter’s Festival Workshop & Performance showcases the unique sound of the Lower Peninsula. Singer-songwriters from the region present and discuss original music reflecting West Michigan’s rising reputation as an important musical center. Hosted by Steve Leslie, the workshop will seek to uncover those principles of the craft of songwriting that make West Michigan songs what they are. 

The workshop will be Saturday, March 4th from 1PM - 3PM and the performances will be from 6PM - 9PM. 

About the Festival


2021 Lineup

The brainchild of local Edward Jones financial advisor, songwriter, and musician Dan Terry, and Nashville songwriter, educator Steve Leslie, the West Michigan Songwriter’s Festival is raising awareness of songwriting as an art form, songwriters as artists, and songwriting as a craft that everyone can learn to appreciate. The mission of the festival is to establish a foundation with the goal of providing educational scholarships for children.

Contact and Location



Blue Water Grill

5180 Northland Dr. NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Parking is available on site

Contact Us

Please only use the Contact Information Form for general information regarding the festival.

Performers for the festival are selected by the festival. Please do not solicit artists through this site.

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The Summer of 2021’s Top 10 Concerts and Festivals: A Local Spins List

10. West Michigan Songwriters Festival at Blythfield Country Club (Sept. 10-11) – Granted, this really wasn’t a “festival” but a first-year event that’s liable to grow as organizer Daniel Terry builds his vision for celebrating top-notch tunesmithing. The rapport, humor and awesome forte exhibited by the four Nashville songwriters on this bill made this a diminutive-but-inspiring event to remember.

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