Nashville SongWriters Festival on Music Row
Registration is Open for the 12th Annual Song Fest May 29-June 1, 2014
Mark your calendar for the 11th Annual Nashville SongWriters Festival to be held May 29, 30, 31 & June 1, 2014 at the top of Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, 37203.
All festival badge holders are automatically registered to participate in the various parties, Speat To A Pro and all other happenings at the Fest. Go to one or all at your own pace!
Gain Brains! May 30-June 1, 2014
"Get the info you want, when ya want, about what you want. You control the learning."
Speak To A Pro Informational and Learning areas will be set up at the Music Row Best Western in the lounge area at 1407 Division Street 37203. Bring your questions and particular concerns and talk about what you want.
During the course of the weekend Educational Dignitaries from various aspects of the Music Industry will be available at various times for your questions. VIP/Mentors will be on hand throughout the 3 day weekend to find answers to your questions and concerns. Check out topics listed below...
Our "Real Life" knowledge approach to learning the biz utilizes a real time environment.
1.Select the categories you need help in below.
2. Go when you want. Noon - 6PM Friday thru Sunday
3.Learn just about what specific items you ask for help in.
Speal To A Pro areas cover.... Career Critique, Products Critique, Recording, Publishing, Plugging, Legal, Records, Duplication, Distribution, Radio, Video, Broadcasting, Shop, Management, Promotions, Productions... No more listening an hour to boring classes just to get 5 minutes of what you really wanted to know! Available to ALL festival badge holders and their guest. More details...
Let's Hear Ya Song!
Come to share your music and have fun playing the songs that you have written. While at the fest we hope you get inspired, reinvigorated, find co writers, network and write some new tunes.
Another historical gathering begins to shape up as we throw down at this years congregation to celebrate the spirit of the songwriter. Many special guest and surprises await but as always, the real featured writer is you! Sign up by Postal Mail In or Online.
Parking Is Free At The Fest!
There is plenty of Free Parking about and near the fest.
You'll find maps and other parking tidbits under the Travel, Park, Eat & Sleep section of the menu.
Crash At The Fest
There are many travel, park sleep and eat places to visit while at the fest. Here are just a few possibilities...
Become a Volunteer
Without the help of dedicated "Fest Heads" we would not make it. The Nashville Songwriter's Festival is an underground effort. That's what makes us different. We have FEEL.
All of the Festival's personnel are a result of the music community pulling together and giving their expertise. We're just a bunch of music people doing what we all do best.
If you want to pitch in and help us help others visit us here.
Multiple Stages Come Play! May 30-June 1, 2014
2013 Stages ~ 2014 TBA
Music Row Best Western Lounge Area 1407 Division
Studio 33 Tent Stage 22 Music Circle East
Aloft 1719 West End Avenue
Citizens Bank Patio 1534 Demonbreun
Soulshine Pizza Factory 1907 Division St
The Row Kitchen & Pub 110 Lyle Ave
Otters 1528 Demonbreun
Bobby's Idle Hour 1026 16th Ave. South
Keeli's Co-Writers Corner (Open Mic) 20 Music Cnircle East
After Hours Open Sing Ring (Unplugged Open) 20 Music Circle East
Imagine You're At The Fest: A Day By Day Account
A hypothetical day by day narrative of fest activies in words and pics for those of us who hate looking at schedule charts. Imagine you're Alice and you're in Music Wonder Land here...
Seclect from a whole bunch of functions and "Pick Your Activities" to customize your experiences.
Fest Videos On YouTube!
Video by New Media Edge http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Fest Summary by Fractured Lens http://youtu.be/QqIgUr1PSnA
Melekai Joe Petrila Trip down memory lane... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWX7NM1lE8
Gibson Guitar Bus with Festival Grand Master Joey Welz (2011) and Jerry Foster Life Time Achievement Award recipient (2009) by Fractured Lens Part 1 http://youtu.be/oGjWYCKHLsI
Interviews on the Gibson Guitar Bus with Tommy Barnes & Brian White by Fractured Lense Part 2 http://youtu.be/Sxj7dSEvaWw
A few other videos by Red Starr
and more.... Do a search on YouTube Nashville Songwriters Festival
What is the Fest? Come Play!
The Nashville SongWriters Festival on Music Row is several music happenings in one! Find your place in the mix.
It's 4 days of live original music from all genres on multiple stages, education, parties, networking and gathering of friends representing the past, present and future of songwriting at the top of Music Row in Nashville, TN. May 30 - June 1, 2014.
The live performances, Music Specialty Help Areas, Networking and Open Mic are concurrently running events. Attendees can take in all or parts and "Play it by ear!"
Songwriters of all genres share their music on multiple stages and open sing rings. The fest is open to all forms of songwriting, from the novice to the professional. There are no pre qualifications to play or attend. Everyone is encouraged to come as they are. All attendees will have the opportunity to share their words or music and find their place in the mix.
While at the fest, writers can also attend the Specialty Music Areas on over 18 Industry Topics, Q & A sessions and gather other personal tid bits, all about the craft and business of songwriting.
For registered and non performing writers there will be a "Writer's Area" provided by the Fest near the Info Booth. At the display table attendees can deposit their CD'S and the fest staff will take inquiries or make sales for participants. Also drop off a copy of your songs in the Fest Drop Box where your materials can be checked out by the fest or forwarded to others.
Performing and Non performing songwriters, music related business, volunteers and the public wishing to participate in the May 30 - 1, 2014 activities can register here or Email us your questions or call 615-424-1491