It's Tennessee Songwriters Week, and you're invited to make history. As home to seven genres of music, Tennessee's culture and heritage is intertwined with the tuning of a guitar and the sharing of a song. Music and songwriting is our lifeblood, and this week is dedicated to the craft that put Tennessee on the map. Come out to hear songwriters play in the round and watch hit-makers of tomorrow share their sound for the first time.
Songwriters Week Open Mic Nights
The Bluebird Cafe, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, has hit the road to host four open mic nights in Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Johnson City during Tennessee Songwriters Week. The Bluebird Cafe’s long-time open mic night host, songwriter Barbara Cloyd, is hosting each event and a panel of local judges is selecting the top songwriter from each event to perform in Nashville at The Bluebird Cafe on March 31, 2019.
Memphis: Lafayette's Music Room - Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
Chattanooga: The Camp House - Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
Knoxville: WDVX at Visit Knoxville - Friday, Feb. 22, 2019
Johnson City: The Down Home - Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019
Bring your songwriting to life with our partners at Songwriting University.
To learn more go to: Songwritingu.com.
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This legendary spot in Memphis helped launch the careers of artists like Billy Joel and Kiss. Tickets are on sale now. All songwriter sign-ups for open mic performance positions are full.
Right in the middle of the Innovation District, this coffee-shop-turned-restaurant is Chattanooga’s gathering place. Tickets are on sale now. All songwriter sign-ups for open mic performance positions are full.
Inspired by the songs that came from generations of people swapping tunes on the porch, WDXV at Visit Knoxville is Knoxville’s independent radio station with a mission to spread the music of Tennessee. Tickets are available at the door. All songwriter sign-ups for open mic performance positions are full.
One of the region’s longest-running music venues, this Johnson City club has seen the likes of Robin and Linda Williams, Townes Van Zandt and Willie Dixon. Tickets are available at the door. All songwriter sign-ups for open mic performance positions are full.