SML Songwriters Festival is expected to raise thousands of dolla - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

SML Songwriters Festival is expected to raise thousands of dollars for charity

Posted: Updated:
SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, VA -

What started out as a poolside fundraising event last year, has turned into a community festival that promises to bring people together for music and fun for a good cause.

Last year's event raised three thousand dollars for St. Jude Childrens Hospital.  This year the event will be similar to the Songwriters Festival in Key West.

Event Organizer, Ronnie Hess has been traveling to Key West festival with friends for the last three years and decided Smith Mountain Lake would be the perfect venue for a similar event.

Genie Rust is part of the local E.S.A. Chapter, Zeta Nu.  The sorority has partnered with St. Jude for forty years.

Rust says, "Everybody here at Smith Mountain Lake understands St. Jude Hospital and feels really great about helping out in anyway they can."

So far there are 12 local businesses sponsoring the June event.

There are four different locations for events:

*Hot Shots

*Sunken City Brewery

*Wallers

*Mangos

Every Thursday night Hot Shots is holding open mic nights.  The open mic winners have a chance to move on to the final six singers who will be judged by Nashville songwriters.

Hot Shots owner Jeff Schott explains, "One of the ways we raise money for St. Jude is people buy tickets.  As performers go on and off stage people write their name on the tickets for whoever they want to win."

The three day event will run from June 21-23 and is free to the public.  Donations to St. Jude will be accepted at each event.

SML Songwriters Festival on Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Teen involved in weekend crash dies from injuries

    Teen involved in weekend crash dies from injuries

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:53:49 GMT
    Roanoke County Police say the juvenile who was injured in a crash Saturday has died.
    Roanoke County Police say the juvenile who was injured in a crash Saturday has died.
  • Kraft Foods recalls over 7,500 cases of Kraft American Singles

    Kraft Foods recalls over 7,500 cases of Kraft American Singles

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:43:53 GMT
    (WSLS)-- Kraft Foods announces a voluntary recall of more than 7,500 cases of craft singles cheese slices.The company says the recall is a precaution after a supplier failed to store the cheese in accordance with Kraft temperature standards.No complaints or illnesses have been reported. If you have one of the affected packages, return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.Here are the affected items:Product Name:12 oz Kraft American Singles (16 slices)Best When Used by Date...
    (WSLS)-- Kraft Foods announces a voluntary recall of more than 7,500 cases of craft singles cheese slices.The company says the recall is a precaution after a supplier failed to store the cheese in accordance with Kraft temperature standards.No complaints or illnesses have been reported. If you have one of the affected packages, return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.Here are the affected items:Product Name:12 oz Kraft American Singles (16 slices)Best When Used by Date...
  • Vigil held for 2-year-old girl who died after being left in hot van

    Vigil held for 2-year-old girl who died after being left in hot van

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:30:57 GMT
    Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child.
    Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.