Memorial Day Weekend in Ellijay at Ellijay Songwriters Festival!

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Looking for a new musical adventure this summer? Travel to Ellijay this Memorial Day weekend for the new Ellijay Songwriters Festival, and enjoy stunning views, great music, and even free admission! That’s right! 36 of 39 Festival Performances are FREE!  

The music festival features a wide range of genres, from country and honky tonk to pop and rock n’ roll. You’ll hear familiar tunes sung by some of the best artists in Nashville and Georgia while enjoying stunning views, great music, and free admission. Get ready for an unforgettable summer adventure in Ellijay as you explore all the shopping, restaurants, and attractions. Don’t forget to bring your pet and treat them to the many pet friendly attractions and businesses! 

FREE Admission 

With 36 of 39 performances over three days brought to you free of admission, there is something for everyone to love! Enjoy original songs written and performed by 18 Nashville and Georgia songwriters in 6 of Gilmer County and the surrounding area’s finest wineries. These include many #1s and many other smash hits written for artists like Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, and Morgan Wallen! 

VIP Experience 

Looking for the ultimate Songwriters Festival experience? The VIP Experience is the way to go! For $75 plus fees, you can attend the exclusive Songwriters Welcome Reception on Thursday, meet and greet with sponsors and VIPs, and enjoy cocktails, wine tasting, local cuisine, and more! Get your VIP or General Admission tickets while they last!


Take in the beautiful scenery at one of the 6 host wineries including: Buckley Vineyards, Canoe Vineyard and Winery, Chateau Meichtry, Cartecay Vineyards, Engelheim Vineyards, and Grapes & Ladders Vineyards. Listen to the stories that inspired these hit songs, experience North Georgia Wine, and enjoy mountain life in Ellijay at Ellijay Songwriters Festival!

Plan Your Trip 

Whether you stay for the entire week or just the weekend, unwind after the festival at one of our many luxury cabins and farm stays, geodesic domes, or area bed and breakfasts. During your stay, take advantage of our downtown shops and dining, orchards, and outdoors! We invite you to unwind along our hiking and biking trails, on the rivers and lake, and in our spas. Explore to find dining, lodging, shopping, and attractions to build your “must-see” itinerary!  

Visit for additional festival information, a schedule of performances, and to purchase VIP tickets and packages!