Tin Pan South 2018: Night 3

Freedom Rider Rip Patton listens as Keb’ Mo’ performs at the Bluebird Cafe Thursday night. Photo: Cooper Smith

The third night of the 26th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank saw sellouts all across the city including the much-anticipated Hitmen of Music Row show at 3rd & Lindsley, Jerrod Niemann and friends at SOUTH and Liz Rose, Emily Shackelton, Alyssa Micaela and Femke at Douglas Corner Cafe.

Bob DiPiero, Tony Mullins, Jeffrey Steele and Craig Wiseman gathered as The Hitmen of Music Row for the first time in 10 years at the 3rd & Lindsley late show. They picked up right where they left off with the kind of chemistry that can only come from close friendships and musical bonds.

At 3rd & Lindsley’s Tuesday late show, BMI’s Rhett Akins & Friends, Akins (r.) was joined by Bob DiPiero and The Warren Brothers with his son, Thomas Rhett (l.) making a surprise appearance. Photo: Cooper Smith

Matraca Berg brought husband and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder Jeff Hanna on stage more than once during her set with Robert Earl Keen, Waylon Payne and Adam Wright. The SESAC show at the Listening Room Cafe stage sponsored by Nashville Music City saw special guests Justin Wilson, Jimmie Allen and Jason Sever join NSAI board president Steve Bogard, Rob Hatch and Restless Road.

The ole music round at Whiskey Rhythm featured Jacob Powell, Austin Jenckes, Josh Dorr and several special guests. Al Anderson joined Who Is Fancy, Marc Beeson, Andy Albert, Kendall Marvel and Sara Haze at The Local stage sponsored by the Tennessee Entertainment Commission. Billy Dean brought up America’s Got Talent season eight contestant Chloe Channell at the Hard Rock Cafe stage sponsored by Mid-South Ford late show with Eddy Raven, Aaron Barker and Frank Myers.

Produced by Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the 26th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank runs through tomorrow, April 7, 2018 at 10 of Nashville’s top music venues. Cash admission ranging from $10 to $25 for individual shows not already at the posted capacity will be an option at most venues.

Pictured (L-R): Melissa Barber, Sr. Client Services Mgr., ole; Gilles Godard, VP, Corporate Affairs and Development, ole; Jacob Powell, ole songwriter; Ben Strain, Sr. Dir., ole; John Ozier, VP, Creative, ole; Josh Dorr, ole songwriter; Randall Foster, Sr. Dir., Creative Licensing, ole; Mike Whelan, Sr. Dir., Creative, ole; Austin Jenckes, ole songwriter; Meghan Patrick, ole songwriter. [Click to enlarge]

Brent Anderson performs at SOUTH with Sarahbeth Taite, Baylor Wilson and Jerrod Niemann. Photo: Cooper Smith

Regions Bank’s Tonya Ginnetti and Lisa Harless hang with (l. to r.) Billy Dean, Frank Myers, Aaron Barker and Eddy Raven prior to their show on The Hard Rock Cafe stage sponsored by Mid-Tenn Ford. Photo: Regions Bank

Robert Earl Keen, Matraca Berg, Waylon Payne and Adam Wright perform at 3rd & Lindsley Thursday night. Photo: Libby Oellerich

Jontavious Willis performs at The Bluebird Cafe Thursday night. Photo: Cooper Smith

Pictured (L-R): Dustin Lynch, Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley and Lee Thomas Miller perform at 3rd & Lindsley Wednesday night. Photo: Cooper Smith


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