In addition to the scores of top tunesmiths on the schedule, Tin Pan is always full of surprise guests. Clint Black made an unannounced appearance at The Rutledge Tuesday night. Keith Anderson showed up at the Listening Room and former American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox surprised guests at the Hard Rock.
Among other highlights: Tom T. Hall anchored the “Storytelling” show at The Bluebird Café, and Michael Martin Murphey, Gary Nicholson and Lee Roy Parnell performed at the “Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame” show at the Hard Rock Café. Hit songwriter and NSAI President Steve Bogard was joined by Love & Theft and others at The Listening Room. The Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee received proceeds from the show at the Hard Rock Cafe starring Dave Berg, Eric Paslay, Sarah Buxton and Jedd Hughes.
As for tonight’s (3/31) shows, “Whisperin’” Bill Anderson hosts the early show at Douglas Corner, and longtime Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald will lead Puckett’s Downtown. The BMI sponsored show starring Steve Cropper and Jeffrey Steele will be at 9 PM at the Hard Rock.
Details at TinPanSouth.com.
(L-R) back: Lee Blank, Regions Bank Private Banking Exec.; Jim Schmitz, Regions Bank Middle TN Pres.; Lisa Harless, Regions Bank Sr. VP Ent. and Sports Division; and Erika Wollam Nichols, Tin Pan South Festival Co-Director. Front: Steve Bogard, songwriter and Pres. NSAI; songwriters Marty Dodson, Sandra McCracken, Marshall Chapman and Steve Wariner. Photo: Bev Moser
• March 11, 2011Songwriters, media, music industry, fans and more packed the Tin Pan South Preview Party at The Rutledge in Nashville this week to hear some wonderful music and learn more about this year’s Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival presented by Regions Bank. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean kicked things off before Marshall Chapman, Marty Dodson, Sandra McCracken and Steve Wariner—all of whom will be performing at the Festival—each performed a song.
“Nashville is literally off the charts in terms of being a creative city in North America, and it’s all owed to songwriters, musicians…it’s awe-inspiring, and it is what makes our city so unique and so special,” said Mayor Dean.
The 19th annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival will host over 350 songwriters performing over 80 shows at nine Nashville venues from March 29 – April 2. Each year, Tin Pan South donates proceeds from one show to a specific charity, and this year the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee will be the beneficiary of the early show starring Dave Berg, Sarah Buxton, Jedd Hughes and Eric Paslay at the Hard Rock Cafe on March 29 at 6:00 p.m. The festival schedule with a complete list of venues, addresses, performers and ticket prices is available at TinPanSouth.com.