Rockland-Bergen Music Festival | Performers


Annika Bennett

Annika Bennett

Saturday, June 22
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Mr. Lou/Stefan's Turning Point Stage

New York born, ASCAP award winning singer-songwriter Annika Bennett wrote her first song at age 9 and hasn't stopped since. She left NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at 18 years old and moved to Nashville upon signing an artist development deal with Sony Records. After two years of label-booked co-writes, Annika realized that her best songs were spawned out of solitude, prompting her to terminate the deal and become an independent artist in the most literal sense.

Annika's profound insight into human emotions is complemented by her ability to capture and find meaning in moments that are often overlooked. This results in songs rich in boldness, honesty, reflection, and healing - with a sound that is an amalgamation of folk, pop and indie. At age 21, Annika has already written over four hundred songs - both for her own solo artist project, as well as with/for other artists.

Photo Credit: Jess Dimento