Untapped Homebrew FestPresented by the WYO Theater and Bighorn Homebrew Club
Saturday July 9, noon to 4pm - $25 per person
On Brundage Street – between Main & Brooks
Sunny Sweeney - The mastery of holes in the wall, major label stint, and serious songwriting chops make Sunny Sweeney something of a rarity: an artist with barroom cred, mainstream validation, and songs meaty enough for listening rooms. Or, as Rolling Stone put it: “Sweeney is one of the rare entertainers who can hold her own at CMA Fest as well as AmericanaFest.”
Just as comfortable commanding a stadium stage on tour with Bob Seger as she is pouring her heart out from a listening-room stool, she is an outlier: A humble East Texas kid with super-star chops, singing her own songs made up of equal parts wit, soul, and hard truth. Five albums into a career that has earned praise from Rolling Stone, NPR, American Songwriter, and more, Sunny has drawn a loyal following, experienced the major label deal, and ultimately, embraced her independence––and smart country music that likes to have its rock and honky tonk too is that much better for it.
Sweeney will release a new studio album in fall of 2022 produced by Paul Cauthen and Beau Bedford.
The Forever West Songwriter Festival is a unique celebration of music and western heritage featuring legendary songwriters Anthony Smith, Wynn Varble, Brice Long, Wyatt McCubbin, Cameron Wrinkle, David Lee, Jeesee Lee, and special guest Cory Leone Johnson. These artists have written hits for the likes of Brad Paisley, Lonestar, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Chris Young, Hank Williams Jr, Reba McEntire, and Chris Stapleton.
This year, in addition to the evening performance featuring award-winning hit-makers, we have added a special afternoon songwriter's workshop that will allow guests to interact with songwriters in an intimate forum in the WYO Theater's Mars Black Box. Tickets for the evening performance include admission to the songwriter's workshop.
General Admission - Adult $30 | Senior & Military $25 | Student $20 | Under 12 $10
Enjoy libations from Luminous Brewery, tasty bites from Stoked Wood Fired Oven and Catering by Bino’s.
All net proceeds from this event go to support Project Schoolhouse’s school and water system building projects in rural Nicaraguan communities.
Musical talents of Instagators, Doug Andrews, Craft Bros, Dugan Irby, Rick Geissler & the Band of Outlaws, Marc & Eliana Paninos, and more!
Forever West Songwriter Icons Andrew Smith, Wynn Varble, Brice Long, Wyatt McCubbin, Cameron Wrinkle, David Lee, Jessie Lee and Cory Leone Johnson!