TIN PAN SOUTH 2015 WEDNESDAY WRAP
Single Show Tickets Available
(Nashville, Tennessee...) -- Night two of the 23rd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank saw more music, story telling and laughter, as more than 70 songwriters entertained across Nashville. Surprises and special guests were a constant delight, and they weren't all of the two-legged variety.
Hit songwriter Jim Collins brought an adorable golden retriever named Buddy into the Bluebird Café and then sang "Two Old Dogs," a song he wrote for the Humane Society. The crowd loved the moment, and Buddy exited immediately following the song. Josh Thompson sat in with Jessi Alexander, Jonathan Singleton and Tony Lane at The Listening Room Café early show. Kip Moore was a surprise guest on the Listening Room Café late show and sang "Crazy One More Time" and his new single "I'm To Blame."
Third Day lead singer Mac Powell was part of an ensemble that played acoustic versions of some of Christian Music's biggest hits at BB King's Blues Bar. Hit ABC show "Nashville" star Chip Esten dropped in on that round, after he finished live-tweeting last night's episode. Pat Alger kicked off the Hard Rock Café late show with "True Love," which became a hit for Don Williams, and laughter abounded at The Station Inn late show with Brian Callihan, Don Poythress, Adam Sanders and the proverbially funny Wynn Varble.
Tonight's highlights include new artist Adam Craig, Tonic lead singer Emerson Hart, Joey Hyde and Jon Nite at The Sutler Saloon late show. The Vince Gill, Leslie Satcher, Bobby Tomberlin and Bill Anderson round at the Station Inn late show is sure to be another sell-out, and new hit maker Kelsea Ballerini will join Josh Kerr and Josh Okeefe at the Commodore Grille early show.
Ten of Nashville's top music venues are hosting more than 350 songwriters performing 92 shows at the 23rd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank through Saturday, March 28, 2015. Shows at each venue begin at 6:00pm and 9:00pm tonight. Friday and Saturday show times are 6:30pm and 9:30pm.
Fast Access Passes sold out in record time and may be picked up at the NSAI office, 1710 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, TN 37203, today and Friday, March 27 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Individual tickets ranging from $10 to $25 will be available at the door for most shows on a first-come, first-served basis.
Produced by Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), Tin Pan South reigns as the world's largest all-songwriter festival. Thousands of music fans attend the event annually to hear songwriters tell stories behind hit songs they have written and perform the songs as they were originally composed.
Regions Bank returns for the eighth year as the presenting sponsor of the event.
For up-to-date lineups, tickets, venues, schedules and other festival information, visit tinpansouth.com. Updates can also be found on the Tin Pan South Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.
Hi res photos available.
Photo Credit (unless otherwise noted): Moments by Moser
About NSAI: The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 spans the United States and 10 foreign countries. For more than 40 years, NSAI has been dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music. For more information, visit nashvillesongwriters.com.
About Regions Financial Corporation: Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $120 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, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,650 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.
Organizers of the 23rd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival would like to thank the following Platinum and Gold sponsors:
Regions Bank - Presenting Sponsor
News Channel 5 - Official Broadcast Sponsor
Southwest Airlines - Official Airline Sponsor
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.