Rickie Lee Jones and John Paul White have announced a lineup for the Alabama songwriters festival

Rickie Lee Jones and John Paul White have announced a lineup for the Alabama songwriters festival ...

Grace to the. In this autumn, fans of the Indigo Girls will have the chance to see their favorites in Alabama.

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are among the first wave of acts announced for this year's festival, scheduled for October 14-16. Rickie Lee Jones, John Paul White, Kim Richey, Shawn Mullins, and Leigh Nash (formerly of Sixpence None the Richer), Paul McDonald, Adam Hood, Dan Navarro, Peter Bradley Adams, Jeff Black, Larry Mitchell, and others are among the performers.

A total of 70 performances are planned for various venues in downtown Opelika, about eight miles from Auburn in Lee County. Early bird tickets are on sale for $120 for three-day general admission and $225 for three-day VIP.

Three add-on tickets are available this year: $75 for a Sunday lunch with chef Chris Wilson and cocktail pairings from the John Emerald Distillery, and $25 for workshops on songwriting, live streaming, and guitar playing.

More acts will be announced in the coming months, according to organizers.

The Opelika Songwriters Festival, led by Rob and Jen Slocumb of the folk-rock band, was canceled in its second year because of the epidemic, but was returned in 2021 with acts such as The War & Treaty, Mindy Smith, and Sarah Lee Guthrie.

The Slocumbs are the owners of Opelika, a historic house that has been transformed into a recording studio. This year, The Sound Wall and incarnate the Opelika Songwriters Festival. Besides, the Slocumbs perform as Martha's Trouble.

Resting Pulse Brewing Co., John Emerald Distillery, Irish Bred Pub, The Sound Wall, Heritage House, and Rock 'N Roll Pinball are among the projects planned for 2022. All of the facilities are in downtown Opelika, but they're within walking distance.

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