BMI’s Basement East Showcase Series To Highlight Indie Writers

BMI Eastside SoundsBMI will soon launch a free monthly showcase, “East Side Sounds,” at the newly opened Basement East (a.k.a. The Beast), a music venue located at 917 Woodland Street in East Nashville. The kick-off showcase will be held Wednesday, April 29, beginning at 6 p.m.

The series aims to highlight Nashville’s eclectic independent music scene, with the first show featuring alt-country artist Cody Brooks, pop singer Andrea Davidson, and Southern funk band Joel & The Gents.

“This is a great way to support our songwriters,” says Clay Bradley, BMI’s Associate Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations. “We’re dedicated to developing and highlighting our many talented acts, and we’re thrilled to be able to do this at The Beast.”

The Beast is the sister venue to the legendary Basement venue, home to BMI’s quarterly Buzz at the Basement up-and-coming songwriter series.

“It’s been growing for a while,” says BMI singer/songwriter Brooks. “It is a ground floor movement, not even that, it’s underground. Hell… it’s in a basement, and the roots of this city give us shelter. What a brave move incorporated (BMI) to feed the belly of the Beast.”

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