The North Carolina Songwriter’s Festival will be a destination event for Fayetteville / Cumberland County while providing a platform for singer/songwriters in the local area to network with nationally-known songwriters and artists. The Festival will feature simultaneous performances at various venues on and around Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville. The Thursday + Friday + Saturday event is timed to coincide with the Memorial Day holiday. BMI, the Performing Rights Organization for songwriters and composers, has already agreed to sponsor this festival and will be curating the nationally-known songwriters who will be invited to attend. Based on similar events, attendance of 10,000+ is expected.