97 South Song Sessions Announces 4th Annual Festival for July 2022
Grammy Winner Tim Nichols, Canadian Hitmaker Marc Jordan & Sheryl Crow collaborator, Jeff Trott join lineup

For Immediate Release
November 24, 2021

(November 24, 2021 - Penticton, British Columbia) – In time for holiday gift giving, 97 South Song Sessions is pleased to announce that passes for the fourth annual songwriter performing festival will be available for purchase starting today. This year’s festival runs July 21 to 23, 2022 and will be held at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre (273 Power Street) in Penticton, BC.

The 4th annual 97 South Song Sessions festival is an acoustic music performance and storytelling event where award-winning, multi-genre songwriters and recording artists share the stage, in-the-round, entertaining the audience with tales of the creative journey that inspired their hit songs. The result is an intimate show that is variously touching and certainly unforgettable. Featuring Canadian and US songwriters from the country, pop and rock genres, 97 South Song Sessions is a destination, cultural tourism experience for travelers seeking a bespoke music event. www.97southsongsessions.com

A weekend festival pass, general seating at 2 shows, is $180.00 CAD per person. VIP passes, including VIP seating, an exclusive VIP Dinner and a VIP After party, are available for $375 CAD per person, plus applicable taxes/fees. Tickets can be purchased at 97southsongsessions/tickets or in person at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, BC. https://www.soec.ca

Passholders will enjoy two 90-minute shows on back-to-back nights featuring unique, multi-genre lineups of songwriters playing their hits and telling the stories behind them, acoustically, in the round, at each performance. The weekend series of shows will once again be hosted by media personality Paul McGuire and features hit Pop, Rock and Country songwriters from the United States and Canada. Early lineup confirmations include Grammy winner and Hall of Famer, Tim Nichols (Live Like You Were Dying/Tim McGraw) who returns to the show in 2022, iconic Canadian songsmith and recording artist Marc Jordan (Rhythm of My Heart/Rod Stewart) and longtime Sheryl Crow collaborator, Jeff Trott (Every Day Is A Winding Road, Soak Up The Sun).

“We’re excited to bring such a special lineup of world-class songwriters to our beloved Okanagan Valley and to introduce a national audience to this beautiful and fast-growing wine region”, says Robert Ott, Director, 97 South Song Sessions and former music industry CEO. “Our past audiences have found this event to be an unparalleled music and storytelling experience. It’s a powerful performance and one of the most purely creative, intimate music happenings you’ll ever be part of.”

More of the 97 South Song Sessions 2022 lineup will be announced over the coming weeks and promises an impressive slate of hit songwriting talent as seen in previous years such as Neil Osborne (54 40), Gary O’ (.38 Special, Kim Carnes, Molly Hatchett), rising star Jessica Mitchell (Celine Dion, Trisha Yearwood), Grammy Nominee, Deric Ruttan (Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Blake Shelton), and Liz Rodrigues (Celine Dion, Pink, Eminem).

"After being a part of the first 97 South Song Sessions, by the time I got home to Nashville, I was already looking forward to going back for 2022," said Tim Nichols." The event founders had a vision to combine the gorgeous setting of the Okanagan Valley with amazing wineries, and some of the most talented singer-songwriters in Canada and the U.S."

For more information, visit 97 South’s website and follow @97southsongs on Insta & Facebook.

Angela Mussio, General Manager