Songwriters Week

A state-wide celebration of the craft that put Tennessee on the map.

Tennessee Songwriters week is back

The 2nd annual Tennessee Songwriters Week will be February 23-29, 2020.

In celebration of the craft of songwriting, we’re recognizing past and present songwriters and paving the way for future artists by holding live performances throughout the state. Songwriters can perform in the official qualifying rounds by registering with one of the venues listed below. Registration begins December 9, 2019.

Top songwriters of each qualifying round will perform at one of six Tennessee Songwriters Week Showcase events

For more details, see our FAQs and Rules.

2020 Qualifying Round

Songwriters should contact each venue directly for information on how to sign up.

West Tennessee
Buchanan, TN - Blues Landing

205 Sparks Road, Hornsby, TN 38044

Brownsville, TN - West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center

121 Sunny Hill Cove, Brownsville, TN 38012

Hornsby, TN - Big Buck Resort

205 Sparks Road, Hornsby, TN 38044

Jackson, TN - Southern Legends of Music at the Carnegie

 305 E College Street, Jackson, TN 38301

Jackson, TN - Tennessee Delta Music Room

Casey Jones Lane, Jackson, TN 38305

Martin, TN - AB Cheatham's Downtown Tavern

230 S Lindell Street, Martin, TN 38237

McKenzie, TN - Historic Park Theatre

2312 Ceder Street, McKenzie, TN 38201

Memphis, TN - Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

191 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103

Memphis, TN - Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38126

Selmer, TN - The LATTA Theatre

205 West Court Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375

Middle Tennessee
Arrington, TN - Arrington Vineyards

926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38126

Columbia, TN - Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

16 Public Square, Columbia, TN 38401

Cookeville, TN - Red Silo Brewing

118 W 1st Street, Cookeville, TN 38501

Crossville, TN - Grinder House Coffee Shop

73 N Main Street, Crossville, TN 38555

Gallatin, TN - The Palace Theater

146 N. Water Avenue, Gallatin, TN 37066

Goodlettsville, TN - Sand Trap at 12 Stones

1201 Twelve Stone Crossings, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Granville, TN - T.B. Sutton General Store

167 Clover Street, Granville, TN 38564

Linden, TN - Commodore Hotel & Cafe

120 E Main Street, Linden, TN 37096

Murfreesboro, TN - Hop Springs Beer Park

6790 John Bragg Hwy, Murfreesboro , TN 37130

Red Boiling Springs, TN - Step Back in Time/Vision 2020 Inc.

252 Main Street, Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150

East Tennessee
Bristol, TN - Birthplace of Country Music Museum

101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24203

Chattanooga, TN - Barking Legs Theater

1307 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Chattanooga, TN - The Camp House Chattanooga

149 E. ML King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37411

Chattanooga, TN - WanderLinger Brewing Company

1208 King Street, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Cleveland, TN - Museum Center at 5ive Points

200 Inman Street E. Cleveland, TN 37311

Dayton, TN - The Trinity Chapel

240 First Avenue, Dayton, TN 37321

Elizabethton, TN - Bonnie Kate Theater

115 S Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643

Gatlinburg, TN - Ober Gatlinburg

1001 Parkway Ste 2, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Gatlinburg, TN - The Local Attraction Gastropub

170 Glades Rd Suite 33, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Johnson City, TN - The Willowtree Coffeehouse and Music Room

216 E Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37604

Jonesborough, TN - International Storytelling Center

100 West Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659

Knoxville, TN - Open Chord

8502 Kingston Pike, 208, Knoxville, TN 37917

Maryville, TN - Vienna Coffee House

212 College Street, Maryville, TN 37804

Monteagle, TN - Jim Oliver's Smoke House

 850 West Main Street, Monteagle, TN 37356

Pigeon Forge, TN - Old Forge Distillery

170 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868

South Pittsburg, TN - Princess Theatre

215 S. Cedar Ave., South Pittsburg , TN 37380

Wartburg, TN - American Legion Post 149

202 S. Kingston Street, Wartburg, TN 37887

2020 Showcase Events

Winning songwriters from each of the qualifying rounds will perform at one of the Tennessee Songwriters Week Showcase events, happening in the following cities:

Puckett’s in Franklin
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

Lafayette’s Music Room in Memphis
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

The Bijou in Knoxville
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

Songbirds Guitar Museum in Chattanooga
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020

Ole Red in Gatlinburg
Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

The Down Home in Johnson City
Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

Six total winners (1 from each showcase event) will then perform during the finale at The Bluebird Cafe Sunday, March 29, 2020.

2019 Tennessee Songwriters Week winners

More than 100 songwriters performed across the state at the first-ever Songwriters Week in 2019. The winners, seen below, were chosen to perform at The Bluebird Cafe by a panel of local judges and music industry professionals.

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Made in Tennessee
2019 Tennessee Songwriters Week
Bluebird Finale Event on March 31, 2019 with Governor Lee.