In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year, the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) transformed its annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival presented by Regions Bank into a stunning five-day virtual event. With the assistance of several incredible industry partners, sponsors, and songwriters, the festival, which took place October 20-24, 2020, featured more than 20 streamed performances and included nearly 75 songwriters! Going virtual provided the unique opportunity for viewers to tune in from all over the world and even watch a round the next day they may have missed during the live premiere resulting in nearly 25,000 streams of Tin Pan South content throughout the week!
“Supporting the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival is a proud tradition of Regions Bank,” said Lee Blank, market executive for Regions Bank in Nashville. “There have been so many events we’ve all missed in 2020. Tin Pan South’s innovative approach to hosting the event virtually reminds us that celebrating great music is never canceled. Music always finds a way to bring us joy, to bring us together – even when we can’t be together. We congratulate the Tin Pan South team and thank the songwriters and artists for bringing music to life for so many.”
Embracing the opportunity to connect far and wide, each night of the festival focused on a different geographical region to showcase that songwriters hail from all around the world! Multiple rounds premiered simultaneously each evening to mimic the authentic feel of the in-person festival, during which there are typically up to 10 rounds happening simultaneously in clubs around Nashville.
Tuesday,October 20 – NORTH Region brought to us by Mid-South Ford Dealers
Kelly Archer, Victoria Banks, Eric Bazilian, J.T. Harding, Uncle Kracker, Jim Peterik, Deric Ruttan, Kristal Tytewriter
Wednesday, October 21 – SOUTH Region brought to us by Tennessee Entertainment Commission
Rob Aldridge, Aaron Barker, Wade Bowen, Jim Collins, Desmond Child, Wyatt Durrette, Erika Ender, Dylan LeBlanc, James LeBlanc, David Lee, Levi Lowrey, Mignon, Justin Osborne, Lee Roy Parnell, Patrice Pike, Victoria Shaw, Mel Washington, John Paul White
Thursday, October 22 – EAST Region brought to us by American Songwriter
Chris Barron, Jeff Cohen, Kris Delmhorst, Dr. Danny, Mark Erelli, Gem and Eye, Coyle Girelli, Toby Lightman, Lori McKenna, SHAED
Friday, October 23 – WEST Region brought to us by ALOOMPA
Jenna Andrews, Sammy Brue, Courtney Cole, Nat Dunn, Harloe, Meghan Kabir, Brandon Stansell, Troubador 77 (Monty Powell & Anna Wilson), Rita Wilson
Evening also featured a special live Happy Hour segment hosted by Jack Daniel’s featuring Lainey Wilson.
Saturday, October 24 – NASHVILLE Region brought to us by Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.
Jimmie Allen, Phil Barton, Robyn Collins, Ashland Craft, Allison Veltz Cruz, Chris DeStefano, Seth Ennis, Ryan Griffin, Rob Hatch, Josh London, Josh Mirenda, Jake Mitchell, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Summer Overstreet, Carly Pearce, Matthew Ramsey, Liz Rose, Trevor Rosen, Riley Roth, Emily Shackelton, Rob Snyder, Southerland, Caroline Watkins, Emily Weisband, Channing Wilson
Evening also featured a special live Happy Hour segment hosted by Jack Daniel’s featuring Ernest.
Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival is the largest fundraising event each year for NSAI, and although this year’s festival was free to access, donations can be made to the organization via PayPal (paypal.me/nsaiofficial) to help support NSAI’s year-round efforts on behalf of songwriters.
For years, the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival has served as a way for audiences to discover up-and-coming songwriters and watch legends at work. Since its first year in 1993, Tin Pan South has served as a platform for NSAI to celebrate the songwriting community in Nashville and beyond. Past festivals have seen performances by Lori McKenna, Thomas Rhett, RaeLynn, Josh Osborne, and many more. This year marks the 13th year Regions Bank has served as presenting sponsor for the festival.
For additional information and upcoming announcements about performers, check out tinpansouth.com.
Organizers of the 28th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival would like to thank the following Platinum and Gold Corporate Partners:
– Regions Bank – Presenting Partner
– NewsChannel 5 – Official Broadcast Partner
– Southwest Airlines – Official Airlines Partner
– Ronald Blue Trust
– Anthem Entertainment
– Ford Motor Company
– The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation
– Mid-South Ford Dealers
– Tennessee Entertainment Commission
– American Songwriter
Established in 1967, the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization and has a membership of more than 5,000 spanning the United States and several foreign countries. Consisting of a body of creative minds, including songwriters from all genres of music, professional and aspiring, for over 52 years, NSAI has been committed to protecting the rights and future of the profession of songwriting, as well as carrying a commitment to educate, elevate and celebrate the songwriter, acting as a unifying force within the music community and the community at large. For more information, visit nashvillesongwriters.com .
About Regions Financial Corporation:
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $144 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,400 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.
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