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Suncoast Songwriters Weekend 2018

Posted by: Kayla Gordon
24 May

The Don CeSar hosts inaugural Suncoast Songwriters Weekend in st. pete this SEPTEMBER

The Don CeSar St. Pete Beach in partnership with Barbed Wire Productions will host the inaugural St. Pete Beach Suncoast Songwriters Weekend bringing a celebration of Americana culture to Florida's Gulf coast over Sept. 28 and 29, 2018. Barbed Wire Productions is also the producer of the Telluride Americana Music Fest & Songwriter Showcase in Colorado, a festival often referred to as a "summer camp for Americana music."

With this event, the legendary Don CeSar resort invites music-lovers to experience an entertainment-packed weekend featuring four concerts and nine talented national songwriters who are passionate about sharing their music and stories with their audience. The two-day series promises to be experiential and interactive event, bringing soulful performances to the resort's oceanside Rowe Pavilion and Grand Ballroom. Headliners include: Radney Foster, Carrie Rodriquez, Wild Ponies and many more. Along with enjoying original music and live performances, guests will indulge in craft cocktails, local brews, coastal cuisine and much more.


"There is so much talent coming to the Don CeSar with these artists and we can't wait to see how they infuse their energy into the community through this event," said The Don CeSar Director of Sales & Marketing Todd Gehrke. "We're so proud to be kicking this off at the resort this fall and plan to evolve this into an annual event for our guests and the locals of St. Pete Beach to look forward to year after year."


Friday, Sept. 28

· 2 p.m. Oceanfront Pavilion Concert

o Walt Wilkins

o Jamie Lin Wilson

o Adam Hood

· 8 p.m. Don CeSar Grand Ballroom

o Freddy & Francine

o Carrie Rodriguez

Saturday, Sept. 29

· 2 p.m. Oceanfront Pavilion Concert

o Grant Peeples

o Will Kimbrough & Brigitte DeMeyer

· 8 p.m. Don CeSar Grand Ballroom

o Wild Ponies

o Radney Foster


Suncoast Songwriters Weekend travel packages at The Don CeSar are now available online offering guests a Two Day Suncoast Pass bundle that includes all nine performances over Friday and Saturday during their stay. Packages can be booked directly on the Don CeSar's website with the promo code: SONGW. Weekend rates begin at $389 per night, based on double occupancy. Individual Suncoast Songwriters Weekend passes start at $125 per person plus tax and are available for purchase through Eventbrite. For more information, please visit www.doncesar.com/featured-events.aspx or call 727-360-1881.

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