Hosted by the Kauai Music Festival, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2002, the Hawai’i Songwriting Festival is scheduled for September 7-9, 2017 on the Big Island. While the renowned songwriting festival was originally hosted on the island of Kauai, the organization moved to the Big Island in 2015 and renamed the festival to accommodate its growing popularity.
About the Organization
The Kauai Music Festival (KMF) embodies the Aloha spirit through music. The organization accomplishes this feat by promoting and sharing music education and collaboration among music professionals locally, on the mainland, and internationally.
Each year, the organization hosts numerous events including educational, networking, and showcase opportunities. This series of events leads up to the main event, the Hawai’i Songwriting Festival held each year.
The 2017 Hawai’i Songwriting Festival
Musicians of all genres, styles, and cultures are invited to join in the annual music event. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome to come, learn, meet other musicians, and grow their love of the art. The annual conference hosts workshops, seminars, concerts, networking opportunities, and more with the goal of connecting one another through the Aloha spirit and love of music.
The festival also hosts a songwriting competition where musicians can submit and perform their pieces with the hopes of placing in the top three spots. Songwriters attending the festival and on the staff have written hits for top musicians and bands such as:
- Colbie Caillat
- Ringo Starr
- George Strait
- Kelly Clarkson
- Ricky Martin
- And so many more
Guests also have the opportunity to meet with top brands and organizations in the music industry including Fender, Bose, Yamaha, BMI, Roland, and more. You never know who you’ll meet or create music with at the festival!
For more information on the 2017 Hawai’i Songwriting Festival, visit their website.