Tennessee Songwriters week
Planning is now underway for the third annual Tennessee Songwriters Week, which will take place Feb. 21-27, 2021 with showcase events across the state. In 2021, venues will have the option to host in-person or virtual qualifying rounds from Jan. 31-Feb. 14, 2021. Songwriters can find a list of resources at the bottom of the page. Join the conversation on social media using #tnsongwritersweek. For more details, see our FAQs and Rules.
In 2020, The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDTD), in partnership with The Bluebird Cafe and Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI), held six showcases in Franklin, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Gatlinburg and Johnson City. More than 1,000 songwriters performed in 39 qualifying rounds, six showcase events and special events on stages from Memphis to Mountain City.
In 2019, a state statute passed designating the last full week of February each year as Tennessee Songwriters Week, to celebrate the foundation of the craft, recognize legendary songwriters and pave the way for future artists. TDTD, The Bluebird Cafe and NSAI are committed to make sure songwriters can share their original works on stage with other songwriters.
Resources for Songwriters
Bluebird at Adventure Science Center
Bluebird Documentary Soundtrack
Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival
How To Play The Bluebird Cafe
Nashville Coffee Break (Podcast)
NSAI Knoxville, Tennessee Chapter
NSAI Website & NSAI Video Library
Tin Pan South Virtual Songwriters Festival
Watch The Bluebird Cafe Documentary
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