The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has decided to reschedule the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, which was slated for March 23–28 in Nashville.
In light of the tornado damage Nashville suffered on March 3, as well as the coronavirus outbreak, the NSAI plans to postpone the festival until the summer.
“After heavy consideration, in light of the tornado this week as well as growing health concerns over the coronavirus, we have decided to reschedule Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival to later this year, in the summer,” said NSAI executive director Bart Herbison. “We feel this is the responsible decision, and it is supported by Tin Pan venues and sponsors involved in the festival. We want to thank everyone who had planned to participate in or attend the festival, and appreciate the support in rescheduling it.”
More than 400 artists were scheduled to descend upon Nashville for the 28th annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. During the six-day festival, 10 Nashville venues were to host 100 shows, featuring some of the industry’s best singer/songwriters, including Hayes Carll, Jamey Johnson, Allison Moorer, Mindy Smith and more.
The NSAI noted that it is possible that several of the venues will move forward with the previously scheduled events, which will be decided between the venues and participants, and it is possible that several events will now be modified to benefit tornado relief efforts. Venues scheduled to take part in this year’s festival include Analog at Hutton Hotel, The Bluebird Cafe, Cross-Eyed Critters Watering Hole, Douglas Corner Cafe, Fat Kat Slims, The Listening Room, The Lounge at City Winery, NashHouse Southern Spoon & Saloon, 3rd & Lindsley and True Music Room & Bar.
For those who purchased Tin Pan South Fast Access Passes to the festival and/or registered for the Tin Pan South Songwriting Seminar, the option to receive a refund or to transfer the passes or registration to the newly scheduled date will be available.
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