The Gulf Coast is home to some of the world's finest music. From country to rock, all musical styles are represented across the coast, with locals and traveling acts alike performing at countless restaurants, bars, and music venues. Now is your chance to enjoy the music of over 200 songwriters


at the 2016 Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival. The 10 day festival includes dozens of venues from Gulf Shores, Alabama to Pensacola, Florida. With such artists and songwriters as Tony Arata, the genius behind Garth Brook's hit song "The Dance", and Roger Cook, the writer of "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress", the 2016 Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival is sure to be the best yet!

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2016 Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival Artists

Over 200 songwriters from across the globe will set up shop on the Gulf Coast for performances, meet and greets, and special events for the FBISF! Some names like Mark D. Sanders are well known in the music world, while other new-comers are sure to stun with innovative and original songs. While the festival mostly focuses on rock & country, all genres and styles are represented across the musician roster. Here are a few artists you won't want to miss!

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Randy Brooks Songwriter
Randy Brooks - Few songs in modern American history have been as loved as Randy Brooks' "Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer". The Dallas, TX songwriter will be performing with Frank Martin Gilligan November 6th at 6pm at the Ginny Lane Bar and Grill, 4851 Wharf Parkway, Orange Beach, AL

Mike Aiken - With a diverse background in all forms of country music, Mike Aiken pens colorful tunes of trail riders, rodeo champs, sea captains and more. Catch Mike Aiken November 3rd at the Frank Brown Songwriters Festival in Gulf Shores, AL!

Jan Buckingham - Having created hits for megastars including Whitney Houston, George Jones, and Pat Tillis, Buckingham stands out as one of the top songwriters in the festival! The owner of 14 publishing companies, and a Grammy-nominated musician and songwriter, you won't want to miss her performances November 12th and 13th at Shipp’s Harbour Grill, 27842 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561 and Perdido Key Oyster Bar Restaurant & Marina, 13700 River Road, Perdido Key, FL respectively.

2016 Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival Venues

The top venues across the Gulf Coast are hosting acts for the Frank Brown International Songwriter Festival. The best of coastal seafood, drinks, and hospitality is offered up along with world-class entertainment from FBISF participants! Official venues include:

Flora-Bama - This legendary waterfront bar and grill in Orange Beach, Alabama is hosting events at multiple locations in Orange Beach, Perdido Key, and Pensacola. Built in 1962 by the Tampary family, the original Orange Beach location has branched off into a popular Yacht Club, with both establishments winning honors year after year for best food, drinks, atmosphere, and night life!

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Seville Quarter Nightlife
Seville Quarter - Seville Quarter advertises "7 rooms of fun, 7 nights a week", with DJ's, college nights, a piano bar and more all on site! The entertainment epicenter is due to host several leading musical acts during the festival, leaving concert-goers plenty to do before and after the show!

The Hot Spot Music & Grub - Hot Spot Music & Grub is no stranger to songwriters. Having just hosted the Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout, this venue makes it a point to showcase the area's top musical talent! Don't miss your chance to catch groovin tunes, and sample the kitchen's famous grub including their world-famous hot wings!

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Schedule of Event Locations & Times

The Festival kicks off November 3rd, 2016, and ends November 13th, 2016, with exciting events running daily! More details coming soon!

For a complete schedule of events please visit 2016 Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival Schedule Online.