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Buckeye Lake Country Music Songwriters Festival

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday October 5th, 5p – 11p, outside, rain or shine (tented if it rains)
5:15-7p – LEE GANTT & TBA
7p – 9p – Two up and coming Nashville artists/songwriters:  WYATT MCCUBBIN & MATT VRBA
9p – 11p Our three headlines:  BRICE LONG, PHILLIP WHITE & DYLAN ALTMAN

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This is an outdoor ticketed event not to be missed!! An intimate music experience with multiple Nashville singer-songwriters, similar to the Bluebird Cafe concert, but held on the beautiful shores of Buckeye Lake! Concert held lakeside and will be tented if inclement weather occurs, online advance ticket purchase of tables for six include dinner, single seats have option to add dinner to their ticket during online ticket purchase, general admission lawn tickets also available. IF YOU WANT TO SIT WITH FRIENDS YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TOGETHER.
Limited menu available that evening at walk up counter in our wine production room.
Multiple bars open in and around winery grounds all evening offering wine, beer and cocktails. No outside food or beverage permitted.

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A native of Hopkinsville, KY, Brice has enjoyed a successful 25-year music career. His songs have reached the top of the charts three times. Gary Allan’s “Nothing on but the Radio” reached #1 and won an ASCAP Award as one of the most performed country songs of 2005. He topped the charts again with Randy Houser’s “Like a Cowboy,” which was nominated for CMA Song of the Year and earned an RIAA Gold certification. He recently celebrated another #1 single with Jon Pardi’s “Heartache on the Dance Floor,” one of the most played country songs of 2017. 

Garth Brooks included Brice’s song “All-American Kid” on his comeback album Man Against Machine, which was capped with a memorable performance on the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. 

Brice’s other radio hits include Chris Stapleton’s recent “Scarecrow in the Garden”, Randy Houser’s “Anything Goes,” Gary Allan’s “Today”, Casey James’ “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night” and Jon Pardi’s “What I Can’t Put Down”. He has also had cuts with Garth Brooks, Hank Williams Jr, George Strait, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Chris Young, Gretchen Wilson and more. 



Phillip White is a Alabama native that has spent the last 20 plus years writing songs for some of the biggest artists in the businessGeorge Strait, Luke Bryan, Chris Ledoux, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker, Reba, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, and Jake Owen are some of the artists that have recorded Phillip’s work.

Among these include the 2003 ACM Song of the Year “I’m Movin’ On”, The Theme song for Reba’s self titled hit TV show “I’m A Survivor” and Blake Shelton’s “Nobody But Me.” Over the past couple decades he’s been published by some of music row’s most respected publishers including stops at Murrah Music, Disney, Universal, and Sea Gayle Music.  As a performer, White has played some of the most legendary venues in the nation, including the Ryman Auditorium,The Grand Ole Opry House, The Station Inn, The Louisiana Hayride, The Bluebird Cafe, The Disney Theater, and The Florida Theater just to name a few.



Originally from the great state of New Jersey, Dylan Altman has been writing songs and performing in Nashville since 1995.  Altman has had three #1 songs: Tim McGraw’s “Watch the Wind Blow By,” Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and most recently Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride.”  Other artists who have recorded Altman’s songs include Eric Paslay, Chase Bryant, Joe Nichols, Eli Young Band, Gloriana, Jennette McCurdy, Trace Adkins, Will Hoge, Gabe Dixon, John King, JT Hodges, The Almost, Ted Russell Kamp, Hayden Panettiere and Jonathan Jackson.  

Altman is an avid supporter and volunteer for Musicians on Call (an organization that provides live music for patients in area hospitals) and co-hosts an annual benefit for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) with good friend and frequent collaborator, EMI Records Nashville recording artist Eric Paslay.  His proudest accomplishment is his beautiful daughter Isabella, who serves as his greatest inspiration.  www.spiritmusicgroup.com/Clients/Library/Dylan-Altman




Wyatt McCubbin is a singer-songwriter from Selma, Ohio. Thinking back on his earliest memories of music he says, “As a kid I remember hearing everything from Merle Haggard and Alan Jackson to Bonnie Raitt and Joe Cocker through the speakers of my dad’s old cassette player. My mom and dad schooled me on all kinds of music, but it all had one thing in common, it all had soul.” Wyatt always loved music, but It wasn’t until he broke his arm playing middle school football that he decided to pick up a guitar for therapy and learn to play.
Since graduating high school in 2013, Wyatt makes regular trips from Ohio to Nashville writing with and gaining support from some of Nashville’s top songwriters as both a writer and a country artist.

Wyatt has had his songs recorded by artists such as Jake Worthington, Flatt Lonesome and Josh Ward among others. Wyatt’s loyal, homegrown fans won’t have to wait for his new music much longer either. He signed a publishing deal with SNG Music in Nashville in August of 2017 and has recently recorded a new album with hit making producer/writer Carson Chamberlain. As an artist, Wyatt has performed with or opened for artists such as Merle Haggard, George Jones, Charlie Daniels, Dwight Yoakum, Easton Corbin, The Kentucky Headhunters, Josh Tuner and more.



Perhaps the only working musician in the world who’s resume includes walking 3200 miles across America, Nashville based artist Matt Vrba has added yet another accomplishment onto his already impressive list, the release of his fifth commercial album, “Lessons Learned”. Since the release of his first album (Everywhere In Between) in 2004, Vrba has crisscrossed America and Europe dozens of times, logging over 2400 shows at venues ranging from a sold-out performance at Chicago’s House Of Blues, and LA’s famed Viper Room, to huge festivals such as The North Beach Festival in San Francisco, and The Bite of Seattle.

Song’s from Vrba’s albums have made their way to numerous national television programs, commercials, films, and radio stations around the world. In February of 2008, he auditioned (along with 35,000 others) for NBC’s reality-show Nashville Star. Vrba made it through round after round of call-backs in Portland, Austin, and Nashville, all the way to the semi-finals (a mere 30 artists) where he performed for Jewel, John Rich, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Jeff Steele, and he appeared on the first episode of the show which aired on NBC. More recently, Vrba spent some time writing and performing in the Caribbean with country superstars such as David Lee Murphy, James Otto, Chuck Wicks, Joe Nichols, Randy Rogers, Jessica Andrews, Ira Dean, Steel Magnolia, and Joanna Smith. Just this past summer Vrba logged an astonishing 20,000+ road miles performing with heavy hitters such as Josh Turner, Chris Young, & Hannah Bethel.



Born and raised in the heart of the mid west, Lee Gantt is a Nashville singer/songwriter from Columbus, Ohio. Growing up just 10 miles from one of the largest universities in the country, Lee cut his teeth playing in clubs while attending college at Ohio State University. The unique blend of old-style country lyrics and new-school country melodies are hallmarks of the Lee Gantt sound. Gritty, heartfelt lyrics with powerful driving melodies help to fortify the deep connection Lee has with his fans.

For the past 7 years, Lee has been touring across the country, performing in over 25 states and opening for some of the biggest names in country music, such as Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Thompson Square, Phil Vassar, Love & Theft, Neal McCoy, Colt Ford, Easton Corbin and many more.

Lee is also a regular member of the Nashville songwriting community and splits time between Columbus and Nashville.


October 5
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Buckeye Lake Winery
13750 Rosewood Rd
Thornville, OH 43076 United States
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