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Grammy-Award Winning Songwriters Return to Henderson

Over twenty award-winning songwriters will return to Henderson for the 12th Annual Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival. The event will take place in downtown Henderson in the evenings from July 27th through July 30th .

We are thrilled to welcome back songwriters who have played on stage alongside ZZ Top, Garth Brooks, Bob Segar’s “Silver Bullet Band,” Brad Paisley and many more. The stories behind the hit songs we hear on the radio will also be played, by the gals and guys who wrote them. The songwriters have written hits, such as, “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” by Alan Jackson; Jimmy Buffett, “Waitin’ on a Women” by Brad Paisley, “The Dance” by Garth Brooks, “She’s Everything” by Brad Paisley, and many more.

The live performances will be held at two venues in downtown Henderson: Hometown Roots and Rookies Sports Bar and Restaurant. Each venue will have live shows each night of the festival. The schedule and information regarding single-session tickets or festival passes is available here.

The funds raised by the 2022 festival will be granted to local non-profits in Henderson. “We are so grateful to be able to host the annual festival this year to provide funding to local non-profits. We look forward to the tri-state area coming to the festival and getting to hear the stories behind hits we hear on the radio. If you come once, you’re hooked” stated Susie Watkins, Festival Co-Chair.

Mark your calendars now to attend the 2022 Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival. Stay up to date by visiting our website at, Facebook page, or email [email protected] for any questions.