Songwriters Festival

This was the website for the Songwriters Festival from about 2006-2011. he content below is from the site's 2008 archived pages.This was a festival for all songwriters, hosted by songwriters, put together by songwriters!

How the Fest Works

Play Schedule

Above: The one and only Tommy Barnes

Original songs and music only.

Once you have  registered to come to the fest you will be sent your "all access" badge. If you are coming as a Performing writer you will be scheduled on a specific stages to play 3 songs on the different days you are attending the fest. (Plus play the unscheduled open sing rings.) If you are a Non Performing Songwriter you will be registered to submit your original music for consideration of  the Fest  CD Series<,  display your CD's at the Writer's Table, participate in the "Open House" and  other preferences....Plus if you change your mind and want to play, join in the Create-A-Rounds or maybe fill in some last minute slot openings. ~see Popcorn or stage manager at fest. 

 

 

Stage Mechanics: On stage, registered performing writers can play solo, duo or with other registered writers to get your message out.  Their will be 4 mics and 4 plug ins. The stages are designed to plug and play. Each stage will have a sound man.

Small band units are welcome. If you must have percussion, you have only one mic. Use bongos, brushes on a suit case, single snare, etc. (get quick and creative.)  No drum kits, special amps or effects, etc.  The fest is more about the song and the writer.

The play schedule will be posted at the end of May. There  are multiple stageslocated directly on Music Row.  Indoor and outdoor.

Performance Specifics:

 

Everybody has their own style and creative process.... So you may....personally perform solo playing an instrument or.... have a friend play for you while you sing or.....have someone else perform an original song, (that you wrote 0r....sing it acapella or....give a reading of your lyrics or.... sing to your own tracks.  The choice is yours.

The Fest is open to all forms of songwriting and genres of  music.

It's more about the song and the writer. We are not American Idol or Star Search. Come to be yourself, relax and get back to that first feeling of why you ever wanted to write.

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2008 Schedule of Events 

All events are contribution based. Performing and Non Performing songwriters set their own registration fee determined by each individuals ability to help and be a part of the Fest. Open to the musically minded public.

  Friday, June 20

Day 1

Pro Instructors Seminar Part I 9am - 5pm Attend all or part.
  Friday Afternoon, June 20

Day 1

Nashville Songwriter's Festival on Music Row

5:30pm Fest Kick Off at Curb Music Parking Lot Stage

5:30 pm-2am Writer Performances (Featured Guest & Regular Writers)

  Friday, June 20

Day 1-2

After Hours Open Sing Ring 2am-till. Sure Fire Music Parking Lot
  Saturday, June 21

Day 2

Pro Instructors Seminar Part II 10am-6pm Attend all or part.
  Saturday, June 21

Day 2

Open House 10am-6pm  Open door policy by participating music related businesses.
  Saturday, June 21

Day 2

Nashville Songwriter's Festival on Music Row Noon-2am  Writer Performances (Featured Guest & Regular Writers)
  Saturday, June 21

Day 2-3

After Hours Open Sing Ring 2am-till Sure Fire Music Parking Lot
  Sunday, June 22

Day 3

Special Contemporary/Gospel Christian Music Segment (Do your Christian music anytime at the fest but you can especially do it here with the congregation.) 9AM?-Noon Hosted by Gardner Music will be managing our Sunday AM Christian music segment at the fest. Email James with your Christian Music ideas and to participate in songs of worship.
  Sunday, June 22

Day 3

Pro Instructors Seminar Part III 10am-5pm Attend all or part.
  Sunday, June 22

Day 3

Open House 10am-6pm  Open door policy by participating music related businesses.
  Sunday, June 22

Day 3

Nashville Songwriter's Festival on Music Row Noon-till midnight Writer Performances (Featured Guest & Regular Writers)
  Sunday, June 22

Day 3

Songwriter Marriages  6PM Songwriter Marriages Any takers? 

Schedule may be adjusted to accommodate Pro Instructors, VIP's and Writer Performances.


Performing, Non Performing songwriters and General Admissions set their own registration fee determined by each individuals ability to help be part of the fest. Decide how you can help and register below How to determine your amount.

Registration

Nashville SongWriters Festival On Music Row June 20-22.

Here's all you need to do..........

Copy, Paste, Print out and Snail Mail in the form below.  Then...

Send us an email here so we have your email address to keep you posted on the fest and  make sure you are taken care of. Then...

Phone  in your reservation at 615-424-1491 or 931-296-4067 while we await your registration to talk to you and answer any questions.  :)  That's it. You're registered.

 

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