The Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival kicked off its 30th year on Tuesday night (March 29) in bars and listening rooms across Nashville. This year’s Tin Pan South includes nearly 400 songwriters in a variety of genres performing in over 90 rounds running through April 2.
ASCAP songwriters Josh Kear, Carly Pearce, Matt Stell and Chris Tompkins played some of their hits at 3rd & Lindsley. Big Machine Music took over The Lounge at City Winery for some music from Laci Kaye Booth, Callista Clark, Eric Paslay, Daniel Ross, Lauren Weintraub, and some special guests.
In a Universal Hits round at The Listening Room Cafe, audience members heard from Bexar, Caylee Hammack, Josh Melton, and Dan Smalley. At the Hard Rock Cafe, songwriters Shelby Darrall, Levi Hummon, Jake Mitchell, and Natalie Stovall entertained with some of their hits.
During the 9 p.m. show slot, 3rd & Lindsley was the hot ticket with award-winning Creative Nation songwriters Lori McKenna, Barry Dean, Luke Laird and more sharing their beloved tunes.
Kara DioGuardi, Ben Glover, and Kay Hanley played at The Lounge at City Winery in a round presented by The Mechanical Licensing Collective. Chase McGill, Shane Minor, Caitlyn Smith, and Brad Tursi took the late shift for a second Universal Hits round.
Elsewhere, Nicolle Galyon, Madison Kozak, Lauren Watkins, and Hailey Whitters played a Songs Of The Daughters round at The Bluebird Cafe. Marv Green, Emily Weisband, and Jimmy Yeary played a myriad of their hits at the Analog room at the Hutton Hotel.
Among the songwriters who will be featured at tonight’s rounds (March 30) are Hillary Lindsey, Cary Barlowe, Jimmy Robbins, Lee Thomas Miller, and many more. See the full schedule here.
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