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Club Show dates: Tuesday, April 5 – Saturday April 9 2005

Nashville, TN (March 16, 2005). - The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has released the schedule for the 13th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival held in Nashville Tennessee from Monday, April 4 – Saturday April 9 2005.

Club Show performances are the highlight of Tin Pan South with over 80 shows in venues all over Nashville throughout the week. "Tin Pan South presents a once-a-year opportunity to hear the best songwriters in the world performing the radio hits of the future," says Tin Pan South festival Director, Susan Stewart.

The Tin Pan South Club Show schedule is now posted on the Tin Pan South website, and features the performance times and venues of over 250 of the world’s top songwriters. This year, Tin Pan South performers include the likes of PETER FRAMPTON, RODNEY CROWELL, JEFFREY STEELE, DIERKS BENTLEY, CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON, JIMMY WAYNE, BRYAN WHITE, JEDD HUGHES, KEVIN WELCH, JASON SELLERS, CHUCK CANNON, SHAWN COLVIN, JONATHA BROOK, JIM REILLEY, LARI WHITE, and JASON WHITE, just to name a few. Look for the Official Tin Pan South Festival Program in the March 25th issue of the Nashville Scene available in locations throughout Nashville. (Note: schedule is subject to change)

Club Show cover charges range from $7 to $25 per show. If you plan to attend several Tin Pan South club shows, your best option is to pick up a Five-Day Club Pass for $45 (the same price as last year's four-day pass!) from the NSAI office at 1701 West End Avenue, Third Floor, Nashville, TN 37203. The NSAI office is open M-F from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. You may reserve a pass by phone with a credit card by calling NSAI at (615) 256-3354. Quantities are limited. Additionally, passes will be sold cash-only at the door of Tin Pan South venues during the first two nights of Club Shows, Tuesday, April 5th and Wednesday April 6th while supplies last

The Five-Day Club Pass admits the holder to all Tin Pan South Club Shows. This pass does not guarantee seating or admission. Please arrive early. Reservations are strongly recommended at The Bluebird Café. Lineups subject to change. Some venues may require a per-person food/beverage minimum purchase.

Named in honor of the famous Tin Pan Alley in New York City, NSAI's Tin Pan South is the nation's largest annual weeklong festival spotlighting the songwriter and the song.

In addition to the club show performances, Tin Pan South week will feature the NSAI Songwriter’s Symposium and the Tin Pan South Songwriters Golf Classic.

Tin Pan South 2005
An Official Awesome April Event
Week at a Glance

Monday, April 4th: GOLF TOURNAMENT
"Tin Pan South Songwriters Golf Classic Invitational"- Old Natchez Country Club in Franklin, TN:
Professional songwriters, recording artists, music industry executives, Nashville business leaders and Tin Pan South Sponsors competing for the coveted Tin Pan South skillet trophies. (Players by invitation only. Contact Rachel Luck at NSAI (615) 256-3354 ext. 37 for details.

Tuesday, April 5th - Saturday, April 9th: CLUB SHOWS
"Tin Pan South Club Shows" - Nashville Music Venues
Sponsored by Jack Daniel’s, Songwriters perform in such Nashville venues as The Bluebird Café, Douglas Corner, Mercy Lounge, 3rd and Lindsley, and others. Hear some of the best songwriters in the world performing "in the round" or with their bands. The Club Show Schedule is posted at, Five-day Tin Pan South Club Show passes are now available for $45.00, the same price as last year’s pass! Shows are open to the public and individual cover charges may be paid at venues in lieu of purchasing a Club Show Pass. Please call 615-256-3354 or visit or for more information.

Friday, April 8th - Saturday, April 9th: SONGWRITER’S SYMPOSIUM
Grammy-award winning Songwriter Craig Wiseman To Open 2005 Songwriter’s Symposium at The Millennium Maxwell House
Each year, over 300 aspiring songwriters participate in NSAI’s two-day educational conference, the Songwriter's Symposium. For the songwriters beginning the journey to become a professional working songwriter, NSAI’s Songwriter’s Symposium is a MUST, featuring everything writers need to know about the music industry in two days!

The "Single Song Showdown" songwriting competition is an exciting part of this year’s event. Symposium registrants are eligible to submit one song for review by a panel of music industry professionals and the winning song will be published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville.

Cost: NSAI Member: $370; Non-Member: $470

Lodging: The Millennium Maxwell House, located at 2025 MetroCenter Blvd. in Nashville. For reservations, call the Millennium Maxwell House at (615) 259-4343 and mention NSAI to get our special attendee rate!

Registration: Please visit or call NSAI at 1-800-321-6008.

Tin Pan South 2005 Venues

The Basement, Bluebird Café, Caffeine, Douglas Corner, Drink, Mercy Lounge, The Trap, 3rd and Lindsley and Radio Café

Tin Pan South 2005 Sponsors

American Airlines, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, Baldwin Piano, Gibson Guitar, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville Scene, NewsChannel 5, Bank of America, Jack Daniel's, Latocki Team Creative, 98 WSIX, Lightining 100 WRLT, Budweiser, Midtown Printing, Warner Chappell Music Publishing, Pancake Pantry, Wild Oats, Faver Webs, Graffiti Indoor Advertising, Green Hills Grille, Loeb & Loeb, LLP, Music Row magazine, Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tennessee Film, Entertainment & Music Commission, Americana Music Association, Tom Kats Catering and Get it ! Guru

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