Little Grassy Winter Songwriter Retreat & Festival 2024

  • February 29 - March 3, 2024
  • Touch of Nature Outdoor Recreation Center

    1206 Touch of Nature Road
    Makanda, Illinois 62958
Ticket Price $27.30-$263.66 This event is now over

Workshops, Song  Circles, & Feedback circles with talented songwriter faculty members; Yoga, Breathwork, Hiking opportunities, and access to the Content Creation Station to record your musical performance (additional fee). 

We'll fill our cup with songwriting & listening & learning, and then enjoy the Songwriter Festival Sat 3/2 - /Sun 3/3 as our faculty take the stage..

-  This ticket link is for DAY-OF Purchase - to register with advance prices up until Wednesday 2/28/24, please visit Touch of Nature's website at

Note: Day-of Lodging may be available, but depends on Touch of Nature staff discretion/availability. Email or call 618-453-1121 with questions or help booking in advance.



Thurs 6pm-10pm (?)*

Fri 8am-10pm(?)

Sat 8am- 5pm (?)

(*we don't care how late the song circles go as long as they're not disturbing anyone)


Sat 3/2 Doors 5pm, Music 5:30pm - 10pm

Sun 3/3 Doors 11am, Music 11:30am-4pm


Info, schedule, faculty & more:



Songwriter Retreat Weekend Pass - $250 

 - includes all access to retreat 2/29 - 3/2 and Songwriter Festival 3/2 - 3/3

Listener pass - Weekend - $200

 - a discount for tag-a-longs, includes access to Retreat 2/29 - 3/2 to observe workshops & song circles, and Festival 3/2 - 3/3 . Not eligible for feedback circles, content creation station, or solo lodging.


Retreat Day Passes

 -Thursday Day Pass (programming 6-10pm*)  - $60

 - Friday Day Pass (programming 8am-~10pm*) - $80

- Saturday Day Pass (programming 8am-4pm, + Festival 5:30-10pm) - $90


Songwriter Festival - Sat 3/2 - Sun 3/3

Weekend Festival Pass: $45

Day pass Sat OR Sun: $25 

Music Sat 5:30pm - 10pm, Sun 11:30am-4pm

Date & Time

Feb 29, 2024 5:00 PM - Mar 3, 2024 4:00 PM

Venue Details

Touch of Nature Outdoor Recreation Center

1206 Touch of Nature Road
Makanda, Illinois 62958 Touch of Nature Outdoor Recreation Center
Poss Music Works NFP

Poss Music Works is a 501c3 NFP with a mission to bring and foster music and culture to the Downstate Illinois area, with Effingham, IL as ground zero. We present music festivals and one-off music shows featuring national and regional original music touring acts. We present the Moccasin Creek Festival in June and the Summer Sundown Music Festival in September at The Stage at Lake Sara in Effingham IL.

Poss Music Works aims to instill an interest in, and love of, great Americana music in the regions youth. All of our festivals offer free admission to patrons 15 and under. We provide youth open mics around the region and we are attempting to partner with communities to present ‘youth music shows’ featuring young performers, for young patrons in a family friendly, alcohol free environment.

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