In search of the river from whence Nashville music flows? Want to connect with the people who fashion tunes out of their tears and triumphs? Then you’re going to want to be in the Music City this week.
Today, March 27, marks the kickoff of the Nashville Songwriters International’s 20th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. Gathered will be hundreds of writers. They’ll be there to talk, to learn, and—most of all—to play at venues scattered across town.
Among the places they’ll be picking and singing:
Hard Rock Café is the site Wednesday March 28 for the ASCAP Show. Listen to the likes of Eric Paslay, Rivers Rutherford and Striking Matches. The show starts at 9:00 p.m.
The Listening Room Café is where you can hear Songs to Sing in the Shower. The show’s Friday March 30 at 9:30 p.m. Marc Beeson and Joel Bretlinger, among others, will be there.
The Bluebird Café Saturday March 31 is where you can hear Kevin Kadish, Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Phil Madiera at 6:30 p.m.
When NASI conceived of Tin Pan South lo those two decades ago, the idea was for a venue where songwriters would perform their own works, and do it in clubs around town – the places so many of them had started off in he first place. That idea has morphed into one of Nashville’s signature destination events. There’s more to the city’s music scene than the rightfully-revered Grand Ole Opry, and it’s distilled in the kind of talent you’ll hear at Tin Pan South.
Story by Jerry ChandlerJerry Chandler