July 17-21, 2024

A gathering of great songwriters in one of the Pacific Northwest’s most beautiful natural settings at the historic Robin Hood Village Resort on the shores of the Hood Canal.

Charity partners include Harmony Hill Healing Retreat, Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, & Salmon for Soldiers

(Tickets for Operation Song are included with a festival pass)

Location & Lodging

The Peace Love & Union Festival takes place at the Robin Hood Village Resort just outside Union, WA on beautiful Hood Canal.

Robin Hood Village Resort boasts 16 one-of-a-kind cottages available exclusively for attendees to book and stay in for the entire weekend of the festival! Set in a forested oasis situated in the foothills of the majestic Olympic Mountains, Hood Canal offers breathtaking views and activities like hiking, kayaking, clamming, fishing, & many other classic PNW adventures to explore.

Lodging packages are paid at the time of reservation but remain fully refundable through May 31.

2024 Concert Lineup

Grammy winners Paul Overstreet and Kristian Bush top the list of great songwriters ranging from legendary to local in this five day celebration of songwriting delivered in the intimate and exceptionally magical venue of the historic Robin Hood Village Resort in beautiful Union, Washington, on the shores of the Hood Canal in the shadow of snow-capped Olympic Mountains.

The songwriters:

Kristian Bush

Kristian Bush, best known as half of the Sugarland duo, counts two Grammy awards on a mantle crowded with ACM and CMA awards earned while he and partner Jennifer Nettles racked up a dozen top ten singles, including five number ones. In more recent years, Kristian’s solo work has included the hit “Trailer Hitch”, and a collection of beach and summer-themed tunes that have attracted the attention and affection of Parrot Heads, the fans of one of Kristian’s musical idols, the late Jimmy Buffett. He’s also been busy in the studio with other artists, too, including as the producer the recent country phenom Megan Moroney, whose “Tennessee Orange” topped the Billboard Country charts last summer. Kristian will be accompanied by brother Brandon Bush, former keyboardist for Sugarland, John Mayer, and Train. 

Paul Overstreet

It would be almost impossible to live in the English speaking world in the last 40 years and not know Paul Overstreet’s music.  Named BMI Songwriter of the Year an unprecedented five times between 1987 and 1991, his songs helped make a country legend of singer Randy Travis with songs like “Forever and Ever Amen”, “On The Other Hand”, “Deeper Than the Holler”, and “Digging Up Bones”, the country/pop music standard “When You Say Nothing at All”, which was a huge hit for both Keith Whitley and Alison Kraus, and more recently Kenny Chesney’s “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” and Blake Shelton’s “Some Beach”, among many others. The accomplishments of this two-time Grammy Winner and member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame are rarely matched in music history.

The Wheeland Brothers

The Wheeland Brothers marare Northwest stop to share their infectious good-time energy and the unique blend of surf rock, roots reggae, hip hop and acoustic pop that has earned them a growing national fan base. Now mainstays on both Radio Margaritaville and No Shoes Radio, their “Song for the Sun” from their album Pacific Vibrations was the most played song on both stations in the summer of 2022, the same year they were personally picked by Kenny Chesney to play the Nashville kick off his summer tour. Get ready for a good time!


The Bermuda-born Mishka is an acoustic roots reggae artist who is among the most successful artists of the reggae genre in the 21st century, with five of his seven albums hitting number one on the Billboard reggae chart. Named Apple I-Tunes’ Best New Artist in the Singer-Songwriter category in 2009, he has gone on to collaborate on projects with musical icons Willie Nelson and Jimmy Buffett.

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Thom and Coley

Thom Shepherd & Coley McCabe, the Texas based duo that has been honored multiple times as the Duo of the Year by the Trop Rock Music Association, have been favorites in Parrot Head Nation for over a decade. But each half of the couple enjoyed succes as solo artists prior to their being married by Elvis in 2015, Coley as a Grand Ole Opry alumnus, platinum-selling songwriter, recording artist and actress, and Thom as a hit songwrtier with two Billboard number ones – David Ball’s “Riding with Private Malone” and the Craig Morgan hit “Red Neck Yacht Club”. He’s also had several songs top the Texas charts, including “Beer Season” and “My Texas”. His songs have been recorded by more than 100 artists. Coley hosts the Wednesday night kickoff Girls Just Wanna Have Rum women’s songwriter celebration at the Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club.

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Caitlin Cannon

Caitlin Cannon is a name you will soon know and remember. She’s won or placed in a few recent prestigious songwriting competitions, though not for merely excelling at what other artists are doing. According to Saving Country Music, Cannon is “not a songwriter for the winners; she’s a songwriter for the broken, the downtrodden, the losers, the motherf–ers. She sings about real shit that most other songwriters don’t have the guts to broach. A crack pool player and a hilarious person on stage who could have a second career as a comedian, Caitlin Cannon is one of those country artists that slides criminally under the radar. She is outwriting most current artists.” Her new EP “Beggar” is due out this spring.

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Eric Erdman

With smart lyrics, gorgeous melodies, soulful ballads, Eric Erdman’s range transcends genre. As a guitarist, Eric’s mastery and versatility have had him touring with world class acts like the Buddy Rich Band, and Coral Reefer Nadirah Shakoor. A three-time Trop Rock Music Association Songwriter of the Year, his weekly radio/video program “Fresh Song Friday” has been introducing a new original song every week without exception for five years. And while he has toured all over the country and the world, he’s loved no where more than in his home town of Mobile, Alabama, where the local population has voted him their favorite solo performer more than a dozen years running. 

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Stephanie Anne Johnson

Stephanie Anne Johnson is a Tacoma based artist, a Season 5 contestant on “The Voice” who has opened for artists like Macy Gray, Mavis Staples, and Robert Cray. Stephanie (who uses they/them pronouns) released their most recent album Jewels in April 2023, in which they made a msuical turn toward a rich Americana sound, as compared to earlier work that leaned more toward roots and blues/jazz. Their music, rooted in all that’s American, expresses the pain of the past, the roots of the down home and the hope that hard work will lead to proper reward.

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Kitty Mae

Kitty Mae is a local singer-songwriter with a powerful country voice. She was recently honored by the Northwest Country Music Association as the Northwest’s Most Promising New Artist for 2023.

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Honey Babe

Honey Babe is a Union-based duo (sometimes trio) fronted by extraordinary vocalist and songwriter Cailley Robinson. The singer delivers insightful lyrics in a Folk-Americana package with an opera-trained voice reminiscent of Linda Ronstadt. Her original songs can be heard on the group’s debut album What I Sow. 

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David Ashby

David Ashby is a lifelong Union resident and a popular singer-songwriter whose original songs include “Lay Your Weapons Down.” a song that has become a local anthem and usually gives rise to a spontaneous choir. 

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Stoney Gabel

Texas-based Stoney Gabel has built himself a following in his small town of Lyttoon Springs, but his mostly spoofy original tunes have caught on enough to earn him a larger, deeply disturbed following nationwide. Consequently this grilled cheese afficionado has been able to take his three chords and slightly out-of-tune guitar to house concerts and festivals all over the country, though his Peace, Love & Union appearance will be his first in Washington.

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John Patti

Percussionist John Patti is one of the nation’s leading practitioners of the art of the steel pan. Voted Musician of the Year on multiple occasions by the Trop Rock Music Association members, he is a fixture at tropical musical festivals throughout North America and has played with every member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. John will be performing in support of headliner Paul Overstreet and other performers at the festival.

Brittany Kingery

Brittany Kingery is a Grays Harbor grown singer-songwriter whose sophomore recording “Dream in Blue” made her the darling of not only Parrot Heads and Trop rock fans but of American and Canadian ex-pats and travelers in The Mexican states of Jalisco and Nayarit, where her themed concerts played to audiences in Puerto Vallarta and other cities for three years. Brittany stepped away from music performance in 2019, but the Peace Love & Union festival lands on the tenth anniversary of the release of the  “Dream in Blue” album, and Brittany was persuaded to mark the occasion with her first performance in more than five years.


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Three days of music at the main venue are bookended by events up the hill at the Alderbrook Golf Club. Wednesday evening at the Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club, starting with Girls Just Wanna Have Rum. 

It’s a celebration of women singer-songwriters that has been performed for years in Key West, FL and more recently Gulf Shores, AL. 

Host/emcee Coley McCabe presents the first ever Northwest edition of the showcase, sponsored by the AGYC, where the stage will be set up at The Point, aside one of the Pacific Northwest’s most gorgeous vistas, overlooking the fjord and the mountains. 

The finale brunch, also hosted by AGYC on Sunday morning, features a partnership with Operation Song, an organization that pairs combat veterans with songwriters, turning their stories into songs. The participating veterans are being selected by Salmon for Soldiers, a noprofit organization benefiting veterans, who are holding their annual fundraising golf tournament at Alderbrook that week. 

Portion of profits donated to benefit Harmony Hill Healing Retreat, Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, & Salmon for Soldiers

Harmony Hill’s mission is to transform the lives of those affected by cancer and to inspire healthy living for all, whether seeking a retreat from daily life or wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes.

The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group strives to deepen the connection between land, people, and salmon through restoration, education, and research. Their mission is to ensure that wild salmon are once again abundant in the Pacific Northwest.

Salmon for Soldiers is a Non-Profit that provides free fishing events for our US Veterans and Active Duty Military Members. The mission of Salmon for Soldiers is to offer a sense of normalcy and relaxation to our nation’s Veterans through fishing.

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