Tin Pan South kicked off the 31st annual songwriters festival on Tuesday night (March 28) in bars and listening rooms across Nashville. This year’s festival includes over 400 songwriters in a variety of genres performing in nearly 100 rounds running through April 1.
SESAC songwriters started the first night with a showcase at Live Oak featuring Allison Veltz Cruz, Megan Moroney, Jon Nite and Dave Pittenger. Over at The Listening Room, attendees were treated with music from ASCAP songwriters Everette, Makayla Lynn and Dylan Scott.
At The Vinyl Lounge, Ash Bowers, Johnny Dailey, Jeffrey East, Natalie Madigan and Paul Sikes played the 6 p.m. show. Matt Dragstrem, Ft. Worth Ferguson, Maddie & Tae and Jordan Minton took the stage at the Analog room at the Hutton Hotel, while Kassi Ashton, Barry Dean, Luke Laird and Lori McKenna played at 3rd & Lindsley.
During the 9 p.m. slot, Rodney Clawson, Matt McGinn, Jimmy Robbins and Chris Tompkins took over the stage at 3rd & Lindsley. The Bluebird Cafe featured performances from Kelly Archer, Dylan Guthro, Adam Hambrick and Jenn Schott.
BMI songwriters Nicolle Galyon, Jo Dee Messina, Lauren Watkins and Anne Wilson took over The Listening Room for the 9 p.m. show. Ray Fulcher, Neil Medley, Drew Parker and Austin Snell performed at the Hard Rock Cafe, while Trent Harmon, Rob Hatch, Rebecca Lynn Howard and Shane Stevens took over Live Oak.
Among the songwriters who will be featured at tonight’s rounds (March 29) are Ashley Gorley, Laura Veltz, Will Weatherly, Hunter Phelps, Will Weatherly, Ingrid Andress, Tenille Townes, Ben Johnson and many more. See the full schedule here.
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