Tin Pan South 2018 kicks off today in Nashville and there is a lot to look forward to! Looking at the lineup can get overwhelming so we’ve narrowed the festival down to a few can’t-miss performances.
Tin Pan South runs April 3 through April 7 at music venues around Music City. The Bluebird Cafe, Commodore Grille, The Listening Room Cafe and The Local are just a few of them. There’s one big thing to note about the various shows: fast access pass holders get admission first. This line is still first-come, first-serve and getting there early will really help ensure your admittance. For most shows, admission begins 30 minutes before the show. For shows at The Bluebird Cafe and 3rd and Lindsley, admission begins an hour before.
There are several shows each day at various times and it’s impossible to make every one of them. In an effort to help you narrow down your choices, we’ve selected a few can’t-miss performances. Just remember, regardless of what you see, you’re bound to have a great time and see some unforgettable talent.
Tuesday, April 3
Aaron Eshuis, Matt McGinn, Ryan Beaver and Josh Jenkins at Hard Rock Cafe Nashville. 6 PM
Dallas Davidson, Justin Wilson, Trea Landon, Houston Phillips and Taylor Acorn at The Local. 6 PM
CMA Songwriter Series: Larry Gatlin, Terry McBride, Charlie Worsham and Aaron Tippin at Station Inn. 6 PM
Ashley Gorley, Chris DeStefano and Secret Guest Artists at 3rd and Lindsley. 6 PM
Soul of Music City: Fred Wilhelm, Ryan Kinder, Sarah Darling and Luke Sheets at The Bluebird Cafe. 9 PM
NASH 103.3 Presents: Josh Osborne, Trevor Rosen and Special Guests at The Listening Room Cafe. 9 PM
BMI Presents Rhett Akins and Friends: Rhett Akins, Bob DiPiero, The Warren Brothers and Special Guests. 9 PM
Wednesday, April 4
Steve Moakler, Kassi Ashton, Alec Bailey and Special Guest at The Listening Room Cafe. 6 PM
ASCAP Presents: Caylee Hammack, Gordie Sampson, Cling Lagerberg and Eric Paslay at Station Inn. 6 PM
Natalie Stovall, Mickey Guyton, Ruthie Collins and Kylie Morgan at Commodore Grille. 9 PM
Luke Laird, Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Lori McKenna and Tyler Johnson at The Listening Room Cafe. 9 PM
Wynn Varble, Carly Pearce, Bobby Hamrick, Radney Foster and Special Guest at The Local. 9 PM
Thursday, April 5
Billy Montana, Randy Montana, Marcus Hummon, Levi Hummon and Special Guest at The Bluebird Cafe. 9 PM
Surprise Show at 3rd and Lindsley. 9:30 PM (*Stay tuned to the Tin Pan South app for information on this secret show.)
Friday, April 6
Jonathan Singleton, Josh Thompson, Josh Phillips and Matt Dragstrem at The Listening Room Cafe. 6:30 PM
Musicians Corner Presents: Kris Allen, Leigh Nash, Emily West and Tony Lucca at The Local. 6:30 PM
Acoustic Radio — A Night of Hits in the Round: Brian White, Danny Wells, Trent Tomlinson and Bruce Wallace at Douglas Corner. 9:30 PM
Clawson Family and Friends: Nicolle Galyon, Rodney Clawson and Special Guests at The Listening Room Cafe. 9:30 PM
Lightning 100 Presents: Sean McConnell, Ashley Ray, Dan Tyminski and Lucie Silvas at The Local. 9:30 PM
The Happy Hour: Benjy Davis, Joey Hyde, Mike Walker and Sarah Turner at South. 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 7
How I Met My Co-Writer: Julie Delgado, Andrew Wills, Andrew Leahey and Jamie Kent at The Bluebird Cafe. 6:30 PM
David Hodges, Tom Douglas, Sarah Buxton and Special Guest at The Listening Room Cafe. 9:30 PM
Jason Duke, Ryan Griffin, Keesy Timmer, Jason Massey and Special Guests at South. 9:30 PM
Any questions on Tin Pan South? Head to their official website and be sure to let Nashville Noise what shows you attend this year.