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Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival

A Celebration of Song
On Friday and Saturday, May 23 and 24, six of Nashville's leading songwriters will gather on the campus of Virginia Highlands Community College, joined by up-and-coming talents from our region, for a day-long celebration of song. Their names may not be familiar, but their chart topping hits which have been recorded by country music greats like Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Faith Hill, and Randy Travis will certainly have you tapping your toe and singing along.
Honoring Richard Leigh
The festival honors the work of Richard Leigh, a 1973 graduate of Virginia Highlands Community College who earned a Grammy Award for Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Blue,a No. 1 hit recorded by country superstar Crystal Gayle.
He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994 and was named to the Outstanding Alumni Hall of Fame by the American Association of Community Colleges in 2011.
Supporting Foster Care Students
Richard enthusiastically agreed to return to the VHCC campus, rally his friends from the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and lend his name to the upcoming festival that will celebrate the art of songwriting and benefit VHCC's Great Expectations Program for foster care students. Because Richard lost his parents at a young age and was later adopted, the cause is one close to his heart.

Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival tickets are available for purchase online, at select ticket venues, by calling [masked] and emailing [masked]. Tickets will be sold the day of the event at the on-site ticket counter.
General Admission
• Option A: All Weekend Friday and Saturday: $25
• Option B: Friday Evening Only 6-10 p.m.: $15
• Option C: Saturday Day 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.: $15
• Option D: Saturday Evening 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.: $25
Student Tickets (All weekend for ages 6-24): $20

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