The 3rd Annual Patrick Davis Songwriters Festival was held in Hope Town during February 17 – 22 and was organized by Firefly Sunset Resort. The Songwriters that performed this year were Mark Bryan, Kylie Sackley, Johnny Bulsord, James Otto, Cory Crowder, J.T. Hodges, Randy Montana, Janell Wheeler, Tyler Reeve, Django Walker, Bryson Jennings, Jesse Rice, and Patrick Davis.
Firefly Sunset Resort kicked off the Songwriter Festival on Tuesday night with a Meet & Greet of the artists along with another intense cold front bringing temperatures into the 50’s. The Songwriters last year were enjoying their time in Hope Town paddle boarding and beaching, however, this year brought on a more “chill” case of events for the festival.
The show carried on the rest of the week at Sea Spray Resort & Marina on Wednesday evening and Hope Town Inn & Marina on Thursday evening where all the listeners came out bundled up to brace the weather and enjoy the raw talent of the artists.
On Friday, the venues were Lubbers Landing and Cracker P’s for a fun filled day of singing and keeping warm under the sun. The songwriter Jesse Rice performed one of his more popular songs “Cruise” also known as “Florida Georgia Line.”
That evening the festival venue was at Harbour’s Edge where everyone gathered on the deck and watched the artists perform their hits, concert style. Many sat at the tables, stood along the sides and even gathered in front of the small stage for a closer seat. The crowd enjoyed hearing and singing along with the artists.
The following night on Saturday the concert was held at Firefly Sunset Resort for the final evening of the festival where everyone sang and danced the night away in celebration of the festival. Sunday, the final day of the songwriters festival held at the Abaco Inn was truly a beautiful day to sing Country under the sun after a long week of being in the cold.
During the first festival Patrick Davis, Jesse Rice, Django Walker, Mark Bryan & Phillip Lammonds wrote the song “Hope Town” on the porch of one of the villas at Firefly Sunset Resort. The song “Hope Town” definitely represents the feel of the Cay. You can find the original song on their personal site PDandFirefly.com .
The Patrick Davis Songwriters Festival will take place again next year so be sure to keep a look out.