B.C.’s 2nd Annual 97 South Song Sessions Announce Next Round of Songwriters
Neil Osborne, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Bryan Potvin, Gavin Slate, and More Join Line-up


Toronto, ON – 97 South Song Sessions is pleased to announce exciting additions to this years’ line-up. The festival is returning to Penticton, British Columbia on July 24 and 25, 2020. Featuring top songwriters from the U.S., Canada and beyond, the festival brings an impressive slate of song-writing talent from the pop, rock, and country genres.

Platinum-selling artist Neil Osborne (54-40), multiple CCMA and JUNO Award winner Carolyn Dawn Johnson, JUNO nominee Bryan Potvin (The Northern Pikes), JUNO award-winner Gavin Slate (The Reklaws, James Barker Band, Jade Eagleson), X Factor UK finalist Deanna Mussington and rising star Maddison Krebs join the already impressive lineup of accomplished songwriters. Music enthusiasts will get an inside look into their favourite hits, as the performers tell the stories behind each song. Media personality Paul McGuire returns to host at select venues.

2020 sees the festival grow to sixteen shows across four venues with two 90 minutes performances at each venue, each night. Nestled in the picturesque Okanagan Valley, the festival creates the ultimate wine destination experience in partnership with this burgeoning local growing region that features some 200 wineries. The festival takes place in local venues, Bench 1775 Winery, The Dream Café, Poplar Grove Winery and Tempest Theatre and Maxogram and MNP join key sponsors Stingray and eOne.

Previously announced performers include Grammy Award winner and Hall of Famer, Tim Nichols (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson), Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow), Gary O’ (.38 Special, Kim Carnes, Molly Hatchett), rising star Jessica Mitchell (Celine Dion, Trisha Yearwood), Grammy Nominee and multi-award winning artist, Deric Ruttan (Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Blake Shelton), and Liz Rodrigues (Celine Dion, Pink, Eminem).

Festival passes are on sale now. Each pass includes access to 2 shows Friday night and 2 shows Saturday night. Pass holders will see a unique, multi-genre songwriter lineup at each of the aforementioned venues. Passes can be purchased here: 97southsongsessions.com/tickets.