It’s that time again: time for the 6th annual Lyrics on the Lake Songwriters Festival at Smith Mountain Lake! Lyrics on the Lake is the largest songwriter’s festival on the east coast, and this year’s festival will feature over 35 local performers at 10 different venues across the Smith Mountain Lake area, for five days and nights of music, food, and fun. Lyrics on the Lake started as a simple lakeside pool party fundraiser back in 2012 with only two songwriters performing; since then, it has evolved into an event that—over the last half decade—has hosted as many as 200 songwriters and raised over $100,000 for charity. In 2017, over 5000 were attendance at the festival, and this year Lyrics on the Lake hopes to bring in even more! Come for a unique experience, listening to fantastic music, made by local artists, while relaxing by the cool waters of Smith Mountain Lake. Kick back, sip on a drink, and enjoy some of the best artists on the east coast.

Fun for a Cause

Attending Lyrics on the Lake is free, and all fundraising proceeds from the festival go towards the Musicpreneur Storehouse and the Central and Southwest Virginia Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Festivities are followed by live auctions and surprises we cannot mention here; you will have to go yourself to find out!

Times and Locales

The festival will last from June 13th- 17th. The event starts at Mango’s Gill and Bar for the Open Mic Finale and VIP Night on June 13th and 14th, respectively, before moving on June 15th to Portside Grill and Bar until 5 p.m., JJ’s Meat Shack from 5 p.m.-9 p.m., and Blind Bill’s Restaurant from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. June 16th the event returns to Portside to start, moves at 5 p.m. to Ramulose Ridge Vineyards for the Ramulose Ridge Sunset Show from 6 p.m.-10 p.m., and Blind Bill’s from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The event ends at Mango’s for Worship on the Water and the Sunday Brunch Show.

Need a Place to Rest?

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