The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has revealed the line-up of songwriters participating in this year’s virtual edition of the annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival presented by Regions Bank. Taking place October 20-24, 2020, the event will feature more than 20 performances by nearly 75 songwriters including Josh Osborne, Lori McKenna, Shane McAnally, Carly Pearce, Dylan LeBlanc, Liz Rose, Jimmie Allen, John Paul White, Trevor Rosen, Matthew Ramsey and many more.
”This has certainly been a challenging year for live events,” said festival director Jennifer Turnbow. “However, with the help of some of our amazing publisher and organizational partners, we have managed to pull together a virtual lineup that will go down in Tin Pan South history. We owe these partners and our sponsors an extreme debt of gratitude for helping us carry on the legacy of this 28-year-old festival even in such strange times.”
Each night will focus on a different geographical region to showcase songwriters hailing from around the world. Every day, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Central, multiple rounds will premiere simultaneously to mimic the feel of the in-person festival; however, this year Tin Pan fans will have the unique chance to go back and experience the additional rounds, as they will remain available to watch until the next day.
In addition to the evening rounds on Friday and Saturday, Tin Pan South, in collaboration with festival partner Jack Daniel’s, will host a Facebook LIVE “Happy Hour” at 6 p.m. featuring a Jack Daniel’s Master Distilller and a special songwriting guest to kick-off those nights.
Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival is the largest fundraising event each year for NSAI, and although this year’s festival is free to access, donations can be made to the organization via PayPal (paypal.me/nsaiofficial) to help support NSAI’s year-round efforts on behalf of songwriters.
The full festival line-up and schedule is available at tinpansouth.com and on the official Tin Pan South app.