The second annual Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters Festival will be held on Sept. 24 and 25. Staged at the Mansion House in Vineyard Haven and Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs, the festival will combine pop and country musicians in exclusive live music lineups and intimate settings.

Advance tickets for each show are $25; admission for both nights of performances is also available in advance for $40. To purchase tickets, visit

This year’s lineup features the incomparable Keith Stegall, who as a producer and songwriter has over 45 number one hits to his credit, including Alan Jackson’s Dallas, and Don’t Rock the Jukebox. There will be appearances by Tom Douglas, who has written three number one hits in the past year alone (Lady Antebellum’s I Run to You, Tim McGraw’s Southern Voice, and Miranda Lambert’s The House that Built Me); Thom Schuyler, whose 30-plus year repertoire includes Love Will Turn You Around by Kenny Rogers; Even Stevens, who had an impressive run of hits with country icon Eddie Rabbitt including Step by Step; and country newcomer Shane Stevens, cowriter of Lady Antebellum’s mega-hit American Honey. Also slated to perform are Australian singer/songwriter Kylie Sackley, artist Tony Roberts, Nashville indie favorite Courtney Jaye, and unique rhythm and blues songstress Mayeani. Jeff Cohen, vocalist Phil daRosa, soulful Arama Brown, and Laura Warshauer, recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s first-ever Holly Prize, round out the festival.

A kickoff party will be held on Friday, Sept. 24 at the Mansion House from 5 to 7 p.m.