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 ticketsMV.com.



Have you ever wondered what is the story behind a favorite pop music tune? Every song has a writer, and they aren’t often in the foreground. The stories behind the songs can be far more interesting if told by the writer — and that is the idea behind the first ever Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters’ Festival this weekend.

The two-night event will showcase the writer-performers. The festival opens tonight at the Katharine Cornell Theatre, and there will be a second show tomorrow night at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs.