7908' The Aspen Songwriters Festival Planned For September
April 13, 2010 at 1:45 PM (PT)
The City of ASPEN, CO and singer-songwriter JOHN OATES (of HALL & OATES fame) are teaming up to present 7908' THE ASPEN SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL, which will take place SEPTEMBER 16th-19th. The event will be anchored at the Wheeler Opera House, but will also take advantage of other clubs in town
OATES will act as the host for the inaugural event and is also the executive producer. The event will feature world-renowned headlining artists, alongside famous and emerging new songwriters from all musical styles.
"This is not about bands and big productions," said OATES, "but rather an opportunity for the public to see and hear these amazingly talented songwriters in an intimate setting with high quality acoustics. It all starts with a song and we will celebrate that."
The number 7908, by the way, refers to how many feet above sea level Aspen is.