Singer/songwriter Tim Nichols performs in front of an intimate crowd at last year’s 97 South Song Sessions in Penticton, B.C. (97 South Song Sessions - Facebook)

Hit songwriters to perform at Penticton’s second 97 South Song Sessions

Tim Nichols, Jeff Trot, Gary O’, Jessica Mitchell and others to play intimate summer concert series.

This summer, 97 South Song Sessions returns to Penticton for its second year, giving fans an insider’s perspective on the creative process behind hit songs.

The second edition of the annual summer concert series, hosted by Paul McGuire, takes place on July 24 and 25.

This year will see the festival grow to sixteen shows across four venues with two 90-minute performances at each venue, each night.

The performances take place at Bench 1775 Winery, The Dream Café, Poplar Grove Winery and Tempest Theatre.

The shows feature top international singer/songwriters sharing the stage in front of intimate crowds as they play some of their greatest hits and share the creative journey that inspired them.

The 2020 line-up of songwriting talent spans the worlds of pop, rock and country.

Confirmed acts include writers who have crafted some of the most popular songs of the modern era, including Grammy award winner Tim Nichols, Jeff Trott, Gary O’, rising star Jessica Mitchell, Grammy nominee Deric Ruttan and Liz Rodrigues.

Robert Ott, 97 South Song Sessions organizer, is also a long-time homeowner in the Okanagan and is thrilled the festival is returning. “Our audiences have found this event to be an unparalleled music experience. We’re all familiar with our favourite artists but not necessarily so with how our most loved songs came to be,” said Ott.

“It’s a powerful performance and one of the most purely creative, intimate music happenings you’ll ever be part of.”

Popular U.S. country singer/songwriter Tim Nichols said he has been looking forward to returning to the Okanagan since last years’ event. “By the time I got home to Nashville, I was already looking forward to coming back this year,” said Nichols.

Additional performer announcements are expected in the coming weeks.

Festival passes are on sale now. Each pass includes access to two shows Friday night and two shows Saturday night.

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