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2023 Tennessee Songwriters Week Qualifying Round at the Museum
Feb 04

2023 Tennessee Songwriters Week Qualifying Round at the Museum

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Bristol, TN

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Calling all songwriters! The Birthplace of Country Music is hosting a qualifying round for the 2023 Tennessee Songwriters Week!

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Tickets: $10 (For spectators only; songwriters enter below, no registration fee required)

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Aspiring singer-songwriters dream of the opportunity to perform at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, and for a few lucky artists, that opportunity will arrive during 2023 Tennessee Songwriters Week! A number of venues, including the Birthplace of Country Music in Downtown Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee, will host qualifying rounds for singer-songwriters to compete for a place in the spotlight at this historic proving ground for artists – and spectators are invited to watch the competition!

Four (4) songwriters will be chosen from the Bristol competition to move forward and compete during Tennessee Songwriters Week Showcase at The Down Home in Johnson City, Tennessee on Feb. 23. One songwriter will move forward from each Showcase event across the state of Tennessee to perform at Bluebird Cafe in March.

Up to 20 contestants will be considered for the Qualifying Round at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Saturday, February 4, 2023, but we will be accepting a waitlist after the first 20 spots are filled. There is no registration fee. Any legal resident of the Unites States, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are eligible.

The deadline to register for Bristol qualifying round is Friday, January 13, 2023. 

To enter, songwriters must submit their contact information, song lyrics for the song they plan to perform, and a YouTube link to a video of the song they will perform during the competition. Songwriters will be judged based on their overall performance, originality and connection to the audience. Songs deemed inappropriate or inflammatory will not be considered. Songwriters are only permitted to register with one venue during qualifying rounds. Internet access is required to enter, with no purchase necessary.

Please read Tennessee Songwriters Week Official Rules before registering.

SONGWRITERS REGISTER HERE

For more information on qualifying rounds across the state of Tennessee, click here.

For 2023 Tennessee Songwriters Week FAQs, click here.

Timeline of events for Tennessee Songwriters Week:

December 15: Songwriter registration opens

January 13: Deadline for Bristol qualifying round entry

January 29 – February 11: Qualifying Rounds statewide

February 19 – 25: Showcase Events statewide

March ?: Finale at The Bluebird Cafe

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2023 Tennessee Songwriters Week Qualifying Round at the Museum
2023 Tennessee Songwriters Week Qualifying Round at the Museum
2023 Tennessee Songwriters Week Qualifying Round at the Museum
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