The fifth annual Lyrics on the Lake Songwriters Festival begins Wednesday, June 14th and runs through Sunday, June 18th. It is now the largest songwriters festival on the east coast. In addition to a lot of great musical entertainment and an opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the nation’s most talented songwriters, the festival also raises money for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, through The Musicpreneur Storehouse Foundation. CMN Hospitals is an organization which raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, to provide training, research, equipment and care for the treatment of children with all manner of diseases and injuries. Contributions collected at the Lyrics on the Lake Songwriters Festival will remain local, to be used by Carilion Children’s, Centra Virginia Baptist and Lynchburg General hospitals in Roanoke and Lynchburg, Virginia. Lyrics on the Lake is a local, all-volunteer organization dedicated to serving the community, especially its children, through fundraising, toy drives, and flood relief efforts.