Dust off your records or pull out your iPod and crank up "Sitting On the Dock of the Bay," "Knock on Wood," and "In the Midnight Hour" - songs all co-written by headlining songwriter Steve Cropper.
2) Find Your Inner Soul Man
There's a reason John Belushi calls out Cropper by name, and it's not just because Cropper was the guitarist in the Blue Bros. Band. It's also because he has been named one of the best guitarists of all time by both Rolling Stone magazine and Mojo (the British equivalent of Rolling Stone).
3) Tune into "Nashville"
Key up episodes of the hit show "Nashville," which regularly features the band Sixwire ... and for good reason. Lead singer Andy Childs is not only easy on the eyes, but he is also an all-time favorite performer for Summer Songwriter's Night. When you see him play, you'll understand why.
4) Pack Your Bag & Gather Friends
Check off your list: cooler, beverages of choice, blanket and/or lawn chair, and of course your tickets. Put on your favorite summertime outfit; then pick up your friends and head to Peggy's Field.
How many chances in life do you get to meet some of the most famous musicians in the world? Well, this is your opportunity and you can do so at the "backstage" pre-show -- inside the historic Antrim mansion, no less. Just be sure to include that in your ticket order.