It’s that time of year again and this year, Tin Pan South has a better lineup than ever! Produced by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) each spring, Tin Pan South is the world’s largest all songwriter festival. Created in 1992, the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival was designed to bring attention to those who create the hits, often hidden behind the limelight of the stars who perform the songs. Throughout the past 20 years, some of the world’s most significant songs have been performed at the weeklong event and tunesmiths from all over the world come to be a part of the event. Over 350 songwriters will perform 90 shows at ten venues throughout Nashville: Belcourt Taps and Tapas, The Bluebird Café, The Commodore Grille (Holiday Inn Vanderbilt), Douglas Corner Café , eat Restaurant (Loew’s Vanderbilt Plaza), Hard Rock Café, The Listening Room Café, The Rutledge, Station Inn and 3rd & Lindsley.
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film graphic design student Holly Carden created the art for this year’s Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival with Region’s Bank returning for the sixth consecutive year as the presenting sponsor.
Each year Tin Pan South donates the proceeds from one show to a specific charity, and this year the Faith Family Medical Clinic will be the beneficiary of the show starring Pat Alger, Wayland Holyfield, Jon Vezner and Paul Williams at The Bluebird Cafe on Thursday, March 29 at 6:00 pm.
Festival early shows begin at 6:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday and 6:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Late shows begin at 9:00 pm Tuesday through
Thursday and 9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Attendees will be admitted 30 minutes prior to showtime. All clubs will be cleared between shows. For more info and the complete schedule, go to TinPanSouth.com.