Amelia Island, Florida will host the Amelia Island Songwriter Festival August 27th to the 31st, 2008. Songwriters can gain exposure, network, meet industry professionals and attend seminars and workshops. Prizes are awarded for Song of the Year and Songwriter of the year. On the 27th at 5:00 PM the festival kicks off with a local songwriter jam, hosted by the Florida House Inn. The event is open to duos, groups or individuals whether they have been discovered yet or not. A number of venues in Fernandina Beach, including the Palace Saloon, Sandy Bottoms and Wicked Davey‚Äôs will host different aspects of the festival. For more information, visit www.songwriterfestival.org.