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Ellijay Songwriter Festival 2023 | Buckley Vineyards Winery Ellijay Ga

Updated: May 4, 2023

Ellijay Songwriter Festival 2023 at Buckley Vineyards Winery Ellijay, Ga.

We are so excited to announce that we have a limited number of VIP Tickets available for this event. If you would like to purchase those VIP Tickets you can do so by clicking the link below, once those tickets are all sold there will be no more VIP Tickets allocated.

Ellijay Songwriters Festival



Singer Songwriter Festival Makes Debut in Ellijay, Georgia on Memorial Day Weekend

This intimate festival welcomes musicians, music fans, and wine lovers to the North Georgia Mountains.

Ellijay, GA – March 29, 2023 —

18 award-winning, professional songwriters from Nashville and across Georgia will perform their original songs in the six finest Gilmer County, Georgia wineries on May 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2023.

“Our festival will bring together thousands of music fans to celebrate the art of songwriting and winemaking and gives attendees the opportunity to meet the songwriters, listen to songs they love, hear the stories behind the songs, experience incredible north Georgia wine in beautiful winery tasting rooms, and enjoy mountain life in Ellijay and Gilmer County, Georgia”, said Ray Green, President of Ray Dog Productions in Tallahassee, Florida, festival founder and executive producer.

Musicians ranging from emerging songwriters to seasoned veterans will take the stage and perform genres ranging from Country, Honky Tonk, and Americana to Pop and Rock n’ Roll.

Songwriters include Dylan Altman, Corey Crowder, Brandon Kinney, Chase McGill, Danny Myrick, Megan Linville, Jeremy Stover, John Cable, Surrender Hill, Mark Miller, Grace Milton, Wyatt Espalin, Leah Belle Faser, Matt Rogers, Drew Ashworth, Maddie Lane, Adrian Stover, Anna Shinholster, and Cotter Hill.

Several performers have written popular radio singles and multiple #1 and other chart-topping hits for superstar artists including Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Eric Church, Jake Owen, Locash, Florida Georgia Line, Morgan Wallen, Dustin Lynch, Lady A, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band, Trace Adkins, Kane Brown, Cole Swindell, and many others.

Festival host wineries include Buckley Vineyards, Canoe Vineyard & Winery, Cartecay Vineyards, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, Engelheim Vineyards, and Grapes & Ladders Winery.

“Ray Dog Productions events have a long, proud history of charitable contributions to the communities we serve and we are delighted to announce that proceeds from the Ellijay Songwriters Festival will benefit both Gilmer Arts and Gilmer County Schools music programs to help kids pursue their musical passion”, Green added.

“Pick Ellijay, the tourism arm of the Gilmer Chamber, is proud to bring this event to Gilmer County, which will bring visitors to our community for a weekend of music and agritourism offerings. Ellijay is well-known as a fall destination, but spring is also an amazing time to be here. We hope people will patronize our restaurants and shops as well as take advantage of our amazing biking and hiking trails while they are here for the festival. Join us in May for this awesome first-annual event!” – Jennifer Grimmer, President and CEO, Gilmer County Chamber.

Out-of-town festivalgoers can make travel and lodging plans by visiting

For festival information, a schedule of performances, and to purchase VIP tickets and packages please visit

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About Gilmer County, Georgia

Known as the Apple Capital and Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia, Gilmer County is home to three rivers, 9 apple orchards, 13 wineries, and Georgia’s Deepest Lake. Festivalgoers are invited to extend their adventure in Ellijay by booking a cozy cabin, hitting a trail, shopping downtown, and experiencing the area’s phenomenal culinary range.

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