tentative daily featured Guest artists (subject to change based on artists' performing schedule)
Monday-Dustin welch & sean makra (drive on mak) of Soldier songs and voices
tuesday-Nichole Wagner, halleyanna, Chris fullerton
wednesday-The Shady Rest Band
thursday-david beck (Blue healer, Sons of fathers), grant ewing (grant ewing band), daniel driver, marshall anderson
friday-songwriters and csmf board members Gregg "dr. g" andrews (Dr. g & the mudcats) & Missoula Slim
Who We Are
Please visit these websites to find out more about Central Texas Writing Project, Cheatham Street Music Foundation, and some of this year's fabulous guest artists:
For more information on BIGFest 2017, please visit:
Central Texas Writing Project & Cheatham Street Music Foundation partnered to pilot the first Young Songwriters' Camp at Cheatham's Woodshed Studios in 2012. Following the death of Kent Finlay, the godfather of Texas music, we rebooted camp and moved it into the hallowed halls of Cheatham Street Warehouse for YSWC '15.
Last year we changed our acronym to YSW (Young Songwriters' Workshop); more importantly, we were given a great big show of support from BIGFest, and our young songwriters were among the scheduled acts for Saturday's day of music. To our great delight, that show of support has been granted again for YSW/BigFest '17! Because the festival/benefit concert will be covered by Radio Free Texas, our young songwriters will have the opportunity to play their original music for live audiences at Cheatham Street Warehouse, on the radio, and online! This performance allows us to spend a week with your young songwriter(s) workshopping their original music through every stage of the writing process. CTWP and CSMF are proud to continue hosting this annual event that seeks out and develops young songwriting talent from across the Hill Country!
BIGFest is Fri/Sat/Sun June 23-25 @ CSW.