tentative daily featured Guest artists, subject to change based on artists' performing schedule
Monday june 25-Dustin welch, sean makra (drive on mak) of Soldier songs and voices; halleyanna
tuesday june 26-david beck (Sons of fathers); sami serrano (sami & the engine); josh dodds
wednesday june 27-david beck (Blue healer); halleyanna
thursday june 28-david beck (David Beck's Tejano Weekend); grant ewing (grant ewing band); missoula slim
friday june 29- halleyanna; manzy lowry (manzy lowry band)
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 2018, 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.
In 2016 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 '18!
Now, due to issues beyond our control, BIGFest and YSW have relocated this summer from Cheatham St. Warehouse to Buck's Backyard. The venue is new, but YSW is the same great program it's been from its inception in '12...and 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 on stage at Buck's Backyard AND via live internet radio broadcast! Capping the week with this live performance allows us to spend a week with your young songwriter(s) as they workshop their original music through every stage of the writing process. Central Texas Writing Project and the Cheatham Street Music Foundation are proud to continue hosting this annual event that seeks out and develops young songwriting talent from across the Hill Country!!!
BIGFest 2018 will be held Fri/Sat June 29-30 & Sun July 1 @ Buck's Backyard (1750 S. FM 1626, Buda, TX, 78610)
*ALL proceeds from BIGFest 2018 benefit School Fuel in San Marcos, TX. For more information about School Fuel, please visit www.schoolfuelsanmarcos.org