Old 27 Grill Hosts Third Annual Bay Area Songwriters Festival

For a weekend of original music, served with a side of bacon and shot of vodka, the place to be is Old 27 Grill in Fairhope, July 28-30.  The open-air music festival, featuring 18 local artists, has quickly become a popular event to showcase homegrown talent in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. The three-day, music celebration is sponsored by Bill E’s Small Batch Bacon and Cathead Vodka. 

The festival grew out of the Bay Area Songwriters Association open-mic night, which is held on the first and third Thursdays of each month on the deck of Old 27. The organization draws a mix of accomplished, as well as developing songwriters. Six musicians are featured each night of the festival, which continues from 7-10 pm on FridaySaturdayand Sunday.

Along with the music, which is free, festival-goers can enjoy the Old 27’s acclaimed menu that includes Bill E’s Small Batch Bacon—smoked and cured on site—as well as favorite Cathead Vodka cocktails.

The music lineup features:


7pm—Rock Killough, Charles Davis

8pm—Mitch Johnston, Laurie Anne Armour

9pm—Sharon Moore, Bruce Jones


7pm—Johnny Barbato, Brenda Bledsoe

8pm—Roger Wheeler, Mark Bentliff

9pm—Taylor Craven, Mackie Lister


7pm—Stephen Lee Veal, Chris Graham

8pm—Donnie Mills, Jim Wainwright

9pm—Rob Hickman, Suzanne Schmitt

Old 27 Grill is located at 19992 AL Hwy. 181 (Old Baldwin 27) in Fairhope, just south of Walmart. More information is available at www.old27grill.com or on Facebook at Old 27 Grill and Bay Area Songwriters Festival.

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