Nashville Songwriters Festival

‘Nashville Songwriters Festival’ to Celebrate Past, Present and Future of Music

Event to Feature Songwriter Showcases, Exhibits and Mentoring from May 31-June 2




           NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 2013) — Emerging and professional
songwriters from around the world will visit Nashville from May 31-June 2
(Friday-Sunday) for the “Nashville Songwriters Festival On Music Row“.

            More than 400 songwriters in all genres will take the stage
along Demonbreun and Division streets from noon-midnight Friday-Sunday
at venues such as Aloft, Best Western Music Row, Citizens Bank Patio,
Keeli’s Co-Writers Corner, Otters, Soulshine Pizza Factory, the Studio
33 Tent, and The Row Kitchen & Pub.

            The Best Western Music Row will host music industry booths
and mentoring sessions from noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Attendees can
receive hands-on advice, critiques and training on topics such as the
craft of songwriting, recording techniques, publishing, song plugging,
contracts, product development, audio podcast development, video
production, management, and publicity.

            “The 11th annual ‘Nashville Songwriters Festival’ is a
wonderful way for performing songwriters to share their talents with
fans, peers and the Nashville music industry,” said Cornelius “Popcorn”
Robertson, founder and coordinator of the event. “The festival will
spotlight music creators from all genres and levels of the music
industry — from novice to pro. All of the shows are open to the general
public.”

            Festival registration is $150 for three days, $110 for two
days, and $60 for one day. The general public can enjoy three days of
live music for $20. To register or for more information about
attending the “Nashville Songwriters Festival on Music Row”, visit
www.songwritersfestival.org, send an email inquiry to
popcorn@songwritersfestival.org, or call (615) 424-1491.

            Music industry trainers, exhibitors and sponsors include
Blue Collar Productions, Global Radio Promotions, Radio Free Nashville
107.1 LPFM, Rayla Ray Music, Songtek Productions, Studio 33, Treasure
Isle Recording, and Whiting Publicity & Promotions.

            Highlights of the “Nashville Songwriters Festival on Music Row” are

            *  Music specialty areas for training on all aspects of the music industry from noon-6 p.m. daily
at the Best Western Music Row.

            *  Featured and regular performances from noon-midnight daily at noted venues along Demonbreun and Division.

            *  A “Co-Writers Corner” in a special tent on Music Row.

            *  An “After-Hours Sing Ring” on Music Row.

            *  A “Lifetime Achievement Award” presentation honoring Boomer Castleman at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Studio 33 Tent.

            * A “Blessing of the Songwriters” ceremony and presentation of the “Keys to Music Row” to 2013 Grand Master Allen Karl at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Studio 33 Tent.

            * A festival Kick-off Party with live music from 5 p.m.-midnight Thursday (May 30) at the Best Western Music Row. The event will include a special “Tunesmithing” 10th anniversary show from 7-10 p.m. featuring hit songwriter Casey Kelley (“The Cowboy Rides Away”/George Strait).

            * Kathy Louvin’s “Positive Message Show” from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at a tent across from the Best Western Music Row.

            * Live streaming on the Internet by Mind Coup Productions.

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