Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival Marks 28th Year

Nov 08, 2012, 11:00 ET from Flora-Bama

PENSACOLA, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 28th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival will feature over 200 nationally acclaimed songwriters in venues along the Florida/Alabama Gulf Coast from November 8-18, 2012. The festival is an opportunity for seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians from all over the world to have their songs heard and for the public to learn the stories behind the lyrics that only the song's author can express. During this exciting 11-day festival, performers will be hosted in over 30 venues from Downtown Pensacola and Perdido Key, Florida, into Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Bon Secour and Silverhill, Alabama. Most concerts are free to attend although a few venues may collect a nominal cover charge.

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The Southeast Tourism Society named the 2011 festival one of the "Top Twenty Events". Billboard and American Songwriters Magazine have also recognized the festival as one of the top in the country. The Frank Brown Songwriters' Festival is the oldest and largest festival of its kind and has been referred to as the largest gathering of songwriters at one time anywhere in the world.

This year's festival features a legion of Grammy award winning hit songwriters, the legends of American music, and the up and coming stars of tomorrow. Visit the official website at for a list of artist bios and a complete schedule of performances. The 2012 Festival is presented by the Flora-Bama and sponsored by the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce and Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Tourism.

Mark your calendars and make plans to enjoy this unique Gulf Coast tradition.

About The FRANK BROWN INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS' FESTIVAL: FBISF is an 11-day music festival established in 1984 that takes place in multiple venues along the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast each November. The festival brings approximately 200 songwriters including Grammy award winners and the up and coming stars of the future out of the shadows and into the spotlight to share their music and the stories behind the songs. 

Lori Crace

SOURCE Flora-Bama