It’s time to saddle up for the sixth annual Writers in the Round on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at The Bean Market in downtown Lake City. WITR is more than the typical live music performance. In the spirit of Nashville’s Bluebird Café, this performance allows the spotlight to shine on some of Nashville’s hottest songwriters, including “Master of Ceremonies” Frank Rogers, a proud native of the Pee Dee! Frank will be joined onstage by fellow songwriters Justin Adams, Monty Criswell, & Derek George. This band of songwriting buddies will perform some of the hit songs they’ve written for other popular artists, such as Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Ed Sheeran, Granger Smith & Chris Stapleton. Count on them to share stories about the featured tunes…stories that might touch your heart or tickle your funny bone! Treat yourself to one of Lake City’s most popular annual events, and make it a fall tradition of your own.
Writers in the Round is spearheaded by Florence native Frank Rogers, whose career accolades include 18 CMA Award nominations with 1 win, 27 ACM Award nominations with 5 wins, 6 Billboard #1 songs as a songwriter, and an impressive 41 Billboard #1 songs as a producer! In 2016, Frank opened Fluid Music Revolution and in 2019 he was named the CEO of Spirit Music Nashville.
Justin Adams is experiencing his first tastes of success as a songwriter and performer. He co-wrote Granger Smith’s hit “You’re In It” with Mark Nesler and Frank Rogers. He released his latest record, “Horizon” in 2018, and has shared concert stages with acts like Easton Corbin, Josh Turner, and Lonestar.
Monty Criswell returns to the WITR stage as a two-time Grammy nominee for Country Song of the Year and winner of the CMA Single of the Year in 2008. As a full-time songwriter, he’s had over 200 songs recorded over the span of his 25 year career by artists such as Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, and George Strait.
With hits spanning across three decades as a producer/songwriter and publisher, Derek George rounds out the WITR quartet. In the last six years, Derek has produced 8 Top Ten hits with 5 topping out at #1! He recently celebrated his third #1 song as a songwriter with Darius Rucker’s hit, “For the First Time.” He’s also written songs for artists such as Miley Cyrus, Diamond Rio and Blake Shelton.
When the WITR quartet hits the stage, the audience can see, hear & feel an undeniable chemistry that would make you believe they’ve been performing as a band for years!
VIP tickets include a Reception with the WITR performers to include free beer & wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres. VIP ticket holders will also enjoy a FREE full bar during the performance. General ticket holders receive 3 complimentary drinks from the cash bar during the performance.
Don’t miss Writers in the Round 2019, an evening of great live music in the intimate setting of The Bean Market, where there’s no such thing as a bad seat! Proceeds from this event benefit the Lake City Boys & Girls Club. CLICK event website link for TICKETS! $85 general admission, $150 VIP package.
6:00pm– 7:00pm: VIP Reception
7:15pm:Doors Open at The Bean Market
7:30pm– 10:00pm: WITR live performance