The 2020 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival is going to be very different — but Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and Regions Bank aren’t letting the coronavirus pandemic stop the fun. This year, they’re going virtual (and it’s free!) from Oct. 20 through Oct. 24. It was postponed earlier this year after originally being scheduled for March.
This year’s fest will include a presentation of pre-recorded performances. The performances will feature different musical talent from different genres and regions.
“Although the team behind Tin Pan South will miss holding the festival in our beloved partner venues in Nashville this year, we are taking this opportunity to embrace and welcome songwriters from all around the nation — many of whom may not have had the ability to participate in the in-person event — and are taking on a regional approach in order to highlight songwriters from all across the country,” Jennifer Turnbow, the festival’s director, says.
According to a press release, “Several rounds of performances will premiere simultaneously every evening to provide a festival-feel, with each night highlighting a different region.” The week will include performances from songwriters that have written for: Keith Urban, Lizzo, Blake Shelton, Jason Mraz, Little Big Town, Lady A, 5 Seconds of Summer, Miranda Lambert and more!
If you’ve never been able to attend Tin Pan in the past, this is your year! It’s free for the first time ever (and trust us, it’s magical). Although it will be free for viewers, they’ll have a link where attendees can donate to NSAI to support their year-round efforts. You can donate here.
More information on this year’s festival will be available at Tin Pan’s official website.