DEADWOOD, S.D. (09/08/20) – Due to concerns over the continuing COVID 19 epidemic, planners have cancelled the annual Wild West Songwriter’s Festival for 2020 but are already planning for a large 10 year anniversary celebration October 7-9, 2021 in historic Deadwood.

The Wild West Songwriter’s Festival has been dubbed one of the “best live music festivals for fans” and one of the “top ten songwriter’s festivals you don’t want to miss”. The three-day event produced by Deadwood Mountain Grand in partnership with the Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau has featured songwriters that have produced or co-written hits that have been nominated for nearly 100 Grammy Awards.

With a limited number of songwriters willing to travel and the intimacy of the writer’s rounds in small Deadwood locations, organizers collectively felt cancelling the event this year is in the best interest of all involved.