Live the song, love the music,lead the cause.

Intimate gathering of the 2022 Songwriters Show
Live the song • Love the music • Lead the cause
John Jarrard and Bruce Burch
How it Started

The History of John Jarrard and Bruce Burch

Songwriting legends John Jarrard and Bruce Burch cast a lasting legacy – both through their work and their outlooks on life. The lifelong friends produced more than 25 hits between them, recorded by some of country music’s biggest names – including Alabama, George Strait, Reba McEntire, George Jones, and Loretta Lynn. Just as important to them was the support they provided to nonprofits and charitable ventures. The Jarrard Burch Foundation exists to foster their amazing contributions to art and humanity. We organize live concerts to support songwriters and benefit charities in north Georgia that were closest to both John’s and Bruce’s hearts.

Founded in 2001 in memory of Jarrard, a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, our non-profit organization keeps the love of song and songwriting at the forefront of our communities. And by combining the talents of many, the Jarrard Burch Foundation benefits so many more.

23rd Annual Songwriters Show

6:00 p.m.

Sept. 7, 2024

The Lawn at Midland Social (The Chair Factory)

Join us on the lawn at the Chair Factory as we host the 23rd Annual Songwriters Show, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.

Who We Support

Spreading The Love

Proceeds from our efforts and events go to the John Jarrard Fund, administered by the North Georgia Community Foundation, to benefit deserving causes in our community. Beneficiaries include:

Good News at Noon
Good News Clinics Logo
Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier Logo
Georgia Mountain Food Bank Logo
The Bruce Burch Experiential Learning Fund
SISU Integrated Learning
Share In Our Mission • Share In Our Mission

Share in Our Mission

John Jarrard and Bruce Burch believed that music and lyrics could change a life for good – and we strive to make that a reality by supporting worthy charities in north Georgia. By donating to the Jarrard Burch Foundation or becoming a sponsor of our concert series, you too can help change lives for good.


Helping The Community Through The Love of Song

Learn more about the Jarrard Burch Foundation and see how you can live the song, love the music, and help lead the cause.


We are always looking for new volunteers to help us in many ways anything from setting up and breaking down tables to selling raffle tickets or t-shirts.

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Learn more about our upcoming and past events, and the artists and songwriters featured at our shows!

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Donor Information

The Jarrard Burch Foundation is not possible without your help. Learn more about ways you can donate!

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