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  • What is the Annapolis Songwriters Festival?
    The Annapolis Songwriters Festival is modeled after the hugely successful Key West Songwriters Festival, which in its 27th year, continues to be the largest festival of its kind in the world. Highlighting the specialized craft that is the essence of music, this festival aims to give music lovers a chance to get to know the names and faces behind the songs in an up-close and personal setting.
  • Where is the festival taking place?
    The Annapolis Songwriters Festival will be taking place September 14th-17th throughout Downtown Annapolis. Blondie (September 15th) and Leann Rimes (September 17) are performing at our City Dock stage located in Downtown Annapolis at Susan Campbell Park. Ticketed venues include Rams Head On Stage, Watermark Cruises, and Maryland Hall. Free events will be taking place in bars and restaurants throughout Downtown Annapolis along 'Songwriters Trail' from Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge to City Dock. Festival map including all venues and points of interest coming soon!
  • Where do I park? How do I get around Annapolis?
    There are many parking options available throughout Downtown Annapolis. We suggest parking at any of the following City garages and catching the FREE magenta bus: Hillman Garage (this garage is closest to the City Dock performances) 150 Gorman Street Gott’s Court Garage - 25 Calvert Street (stop located on West Street, closest to Rams Head Tavern & On Stage) Park Place Garage - 1 Park Place Knighton Garage - 1A Colonial Avenue Whitmore Garage - 25 Clay Street West Garrett Garage - 275 West Street (stop located across the street at Park Place) Click here for live shuttle tracker Click here for more information about navigating Downtown Annapolis including ride share options, bird scooters & bikes, close in parking, and more
  • Where is the concert at City Dock?
    BLONDIE will be performing at Annapolis City Dock on September 15th. LeAnn Rimes will be performing at Annapolis City Dock on September 17th. These shows will be happening in Downtown Annapolis at City Dock/Susan Campbell Park and the adjacent parking lot. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the 'Tickets' page of our site.
  • What are the rules and regulations for the City Dock concert?
    Check out our rules and regulations page for the full list.
  • What shows do I need tickets to? Where can I buy tickets?
    Ticketed shows include Blondie, Leann Rimes, Amanda Shires, Michelle Branch, James McMurtry, Nikki Lane, The Chattahoochies, Watermark: Songwriters on the Severn Cruise, Marty Stuart, Patty Griffin Additional show announcements coming soon! Tickets can be purchased on our 'tickets' page.
  • What kind of music can I expect to hear at the festival?
    You can expect to hear a wide variety of songs that you know and love and some that you may not recognize, but be prepared to leave with some new favorites! Check out the 'artists' page to learn more about the songwriters performing at ASF.
  • What music can I see for free?
    In addition to our ticketed shows there is plenty of free music during the Annapolis Songwriters Festival! Full festival schedule coming soon and can be viewed on our 'schedule' page.
  • Is there VIP access to the festival?
    Yes! There are two VIP options for the festival. Both City Dock shows have General Admission and VIP Pit tickets available. The VIP Pit Ticket includes VIP viewing area directly in front of the stage and access to private bar. *VIP Pit Tickets for Blondie are sold out *Click here to purchase a VIP Pit ticket to LeAnn Rimes There is also an All Access VIP ticket option which includes: - Access to all ticketed show with VIP viewing areas - Official festival t-shirt - Festival swag bag - Commemorative all access wristband - Commemorative reusable cup with drink specials - Free tickets to future Rams Head On Stage shows CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE AN ALL ACCESS VIP PASS
  • There are so many music options. How can I plan where to go?
    We will be launching the festival app soon where you can see the current schedule, add shows to your list, read about all the ASF artists, view a festival map, and check out points of interest.
  • Where can I stay?
    Visit the 'hotels' tab under 'plan your visit' on the homepage to check out our hotel partners. Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County also has a comprehensive list of all area hotels here.
  • Is the festival handicapped accessible?
    All ticketed shows and most free showcases are accessible to concert goers with a disability. The Annapolis Songwriters Festival is committed to ensuring that facilities are fully accessible. If you require additional accommodations please email
  • Where can I buy festival merch?
    Merch can be purchased at our homebase, Rams Head Tavern located at 33 West Street in Downtown Annapolis. We will also be selling merch via our website link “buy merch” soon!
  • What should I bring to the festival?
    Bring your positive attitude, willingness to explore new music, state issued ID, and all your best friends! Check out our rules and regulations for the City Dock shows.
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