Celebrating music is one of the highlights of Nashville, Tennessee and the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival celebrates the artists and songwriters of hit songs. Several throughout Nashville are booked for the festival March 28 through April 1, 2017. There will be performances from Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen of the country band Old Dominion, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Jamie O'Neal, Lori McKenna, Charles Esten and Sam Palladio from CMT's series "Nashville" as well as Brothers Osborne and many others.
The festival takes over Nashville at venues like the legendary Bluebird Cafe, Blue Bar, The Country, Douglas Corner Cafe, Hard Rock Cafe, The Listening Room and more. Each show will highlight hit songs the artists wrote for themselves as well as songs they have written for other artists.
The first event was held in 1993 when a handful of songwriters got together to put together a show to celebrate the art of songwriting. Tin Pan South embodies the spirit of the songwriting community. This year the festival celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. Each show allows songwriters to share their stories of inspirations, situations and heartbreak behind the songs. The Nashville Songwriters Association President, Lee Thomas Miller wrote in a note on the website that "Every show will be different and every night will be memorable.' There are two shows nightly at each venue.