MONETA, VA – After taking a year off due to the Covid pandemic, the Lyrics on the Lake Songwriters Festival
returns on Wednesday, June 23 and will run through Sunday, June 27 at multiple venues around
Smith Mountain Lake. The largest songwriters festival on the east coast, the Festival provides
great musical entertainment and an opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the Nashville’s most
talented songwriters, as well as raises money for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals,
through The Musicpreneur Storehouse Foundation. The Festival will run for five days, with nine
shows taking place at four different venues around Smith Mountain Lake and will feature 20
songwriters. There is no cover charge to attend most of these events, however tax-deductible
donations for the CMN Hospitals will be gratefully accepted.
The Festival opens at 6:30pm on Wednesday, June 23 at Mango’s Bar and Grill at Bridgewater
Plaza in Moneta, and will include the championship round of the Lyrics on the Lake Open-Mic
Competition. The champion will receive a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, a session with professional
songwriters, a showcase performance at a popular Nashville club and a spot in next year’s
This year, there will also be a special V.I.P. meet-and-greet event, hosted by B99.9FM’s Gene
Allen and Robynn Jaymes at 7:00pm on Thursday, June 24 at The Pavilion at Blackwater
Junction. Availability of tickets for this event will be posted on the Lyrics Facebook page. Friday,
June 25 will feature afternoon shows at Mango’s, beginning at noon, and at Drifter’s in Moneta at
2:00pm. Saturday, June 26 will again feature an afternoon show at Mango’s, beginning at noon,
and another at 2:00pm at Magnum Point Marina in Union Hall.
Mango’s will also be hosting two concerts during the Festival. These concerts will take place
Friday, June 25 at 7:00pm with The Bottom of the Barrel, and Saturday, June 26, at 7:00pm with
Sarah Beth Terry and Friends. There will be a $10.00 cover charge for each of these concerts,
with proceeds also going to the CMN Hospitals through Lyrics on the Lake.
The Festival will culminate at Mango’s on Sunday, June 27 with Worship on the Water at
10:00am, followed by an afternoon-long show beginning at noon, hosted by B99.9FM’s Robynn
Jaymes and Dan Taylor. Within this show will be an auction with an opportunity to purchase
various valuable items and collectibles to commemorate the Festival experience, with proceeds
also going to the CMN Hospitals.
Children’s Miracle Network 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 be used by Carilion Children’s, Centra Virginia Baptist
and Lynchburg General hospitals in Roanoke and Lynchburg, Virginia, to benefit the children of
our own local communities.
Lyrics on the Lake is a local, all-volunteer organization dedicated to serving the community,
especially its children, through fundraising, toy drives, flood relief efforts and other activities. The
organization does this primarily through hosting musical events, such as the Songwriters Festival.
Lyrics on the Lake’s parent organization, The Musicpreneur Storehouse Foundation is a non-profit
organization, inspired by the life of Erik Blumenfeld, that provides mentorship, consulting and
other resources for artists and entrepreneurs in the music industry. In return, it requires its
recipients to repay them by “paying it forward,” by serving other charitable organizations such as
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
More information regarding the songwriters, the schedule and the venues can be found at