About Us

Welcome and thanks for taking the journey with us! Let the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival introduce you to the songwriters who create the songs that inspire our daily lives. Songs create moods that can put smiles on your faces or tears in your eyes. There are emotions that live within us each and every day that a song sometimes has a way of healing.

Hear the stories that inspired the birth of these songs. You will be surprised to learn that the artist on the radio might not be the songwriter. The variety of songwriters is as different as the grains of sand that cover our beautiful pristine beaches. Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival is your chance to meet the writers and hear the stories behind the songs.

Like the marriage between the lyrics and the melody of a song, the marriage between the beautiful white sands of Pensacola Beach and the songwriters make this the perfect combination to kick back and enjoy Pensacola Beach October 3rd - 6th! The Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival appeals to all ages and encourages participation in our songwriting programs.

Songwriters' 2018 Part 1 | Conversations with Jeff Weeks | WSRE

Songwriters' 2018 Part 2 | Conversations with Jeff Weeks | WSRE

Our Mission

The Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival celebrates the creators of the music! Music education is an important part of our Festival. One of our goals is to bring the songwriters into the classroom to provide instruction and mentoring about the art of music.

2019 The Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival will continue its journey of educational program. Songwriters that participate with the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame "Words and Music" program will be hosting a workshop in three of our local schools. The program will include elementary and middle school students whose interest is in creative writing or music.

Children will be encouraged to participate in the process of creating their own songs as well as taking the stage to perform their creations. This will give young students a chance to have a hands on experience with a professional writer in the art of songwriting.
Another goal we strive to achieve is to bring awareness to the general public. These few days will give you opportunities to not only hear the songs that you've danced to and fallen in love to, but also to meet and greet the songwriters that made it all possible. We appeal to all genres of music and endorse both professional and amateur songwriters.

Pensacola Beach Songfest, Inc under the Internal Revenue Code 501 (c)(3) is a nonprofit, tax exempt charitable organization. EIN#27-3008580

Northwest Florida Guardian Ad Litem

We would like to welcome The North West Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation, Inc to the 9th Annual Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival. The festival is in full support and appreciation of the mission of the NW Florida Gaurdian ad Litem Foundation, Inc. The mission for the Guardian ad Litem is to: Provide for the needs of abused, abandoned and neglected children and support the volunteer advocates in the Guardian ad Litem program.

The NW Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation's sole purpose is to support the Guardian ad Litem program for the first judicial circuit (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton). The GAL program is a state operated function of the 1st Judicial Circuit. The Foundation supports them in two ways:

  1. Maintain a 'children in need fund'
  2. Support recruitment, retention and recognition of GAL volunteers

Visit NW Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation

Featured Videos

Pearl Clarkin performs Military Man at Pensacola Beach Songwriter’s Fest Veteran’s Night 10-6-17