Announcing the Songwriter Sessions for 2023

Black Deer Festival’s critically-acclaimed The Songwriter Sessions return to the deer park for 2023.

A unique opportunity for festival-goers to experience the stories behind the songs of some of their favourite artists, The Songwriter Sessions offer a Nashville-style songwriters’ pull with tunes and tales in an intimate environment.

“Black Deer Festival has storytelling at our heart,” says festival co-founder Deb Shilling. “The Songwriter Sessions offer our community the opportunity to listen to a carefully-curated group of artists play songs that mean so much to them. You might never see the same artists on the same stage together again.”

The Songwriter Sessions will take place daily from Noon at Haley’s Bar (Friday) and in The Ridge (Saturday, Sunday) and include acoustic performances from Damian Lewis, Allison Russell, Brandy Clark and many more.

Don’t miss them!


Jaime Wyatt
Melissa Carper
Brennan Leigh
Damian Lewis
Stephen Wilson Jr


Allison Russell
Amythyst Kiah
Angeline Morrison
Simeon Hammond Dallas
Tami Neilson


Drake White
Brandy Clark
Elles Bailey
Liam Cromby
Bella White