Industry Events: ASCAP, Ordinary Hero, Who Knew, YEP

ASCAP To Host New Writers Showcase

Pictured (L-R): Tim Kelly, Peachy Pyron, Robert Counts, Blake Bollinger, Drew Green.

Pictured (L-R): Tim Kelly, Peachy Pyron, Robert Counts, Blake Bollinger, Drew Green.

ASCAP will host a writers showcase as part of its We Create Music series at The Basement on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. The 21+ event will feature Drew Green, Blake Bollinger, Robert Counts, Peachy Pyron and Tim Kelly. The event is free to attend.


Hit Songwriters Benefit for Ordinary Hero


Tom Douglas, James Slater, Brice Long and Derek George will join for a benefit on Thursday, Feb. 11, at The Listening Room Cafe for the organization Ordinary Hero.

Tickets are $12 online and $14 at the door. Event begins at 6 p.m.

Founded by Kelly Putty, Ordinary Hero is an advocacy organization that partners with impoverished communities, advocates for the vulnerable, and empowers ordinary people to change the life of a child.


Who Knew Event To Feature Women Who Rock


CMT’s Leslie Fram, Rounder Records’ Tracy Gershon, Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy’s Julie Boos, WrenSong Music Publishing’s Ree Guyer Buchanan, Adams and Reese’s Linda Edell Howard, FLO.CO’s Sloane Scott, Accelerator Program’s Heather McBee, and MAC Presents’ Marcie Allen will appear among a panel during the Who Knew event on March 10 at 3rd & Lindsley.

Beth Raebeck Hall and The Usual Suspects will kick off the after party, followed by Jill and Kate and a special appearance by Dori. Tickets are $10 and available now.


YEP To Host 80s Night

YEPYoung Entertainment Professionals (YEP) social networking group will host a night of 80s music, billed as Back To The 80s at the Basement East on February 16. Featuring Derek Wells and friends, confirmed performers include Dan & Shay, Kree Harrison, Joey Hyde, Dean Alexander, Emily West, Jessi Alexander, Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby and Abe Stoklasa, among others. The event begins at 9 p.m. Cover is $7 and will benefit Music Health Alliance.



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