Keeli's Co Writers Corner Open Mic & After Hours Sing Ring
Co-Writers Corner Collaboration StageLooking for someone to co-write with? Need help with a few words or melodies? Come to the Co-Writers Corner. We will try to help you find that person who would be a good Fest Head match for your writing needs. Go here for more info.....
Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 Boomer Castleman
True friend of the fest, songwriters and music creators everywhere. Just one of the gang. Thanks you Boomer! Award presented Saturday, June 1, 2013 8pm Music Row Best Western. Read about his storied past here...
Fest Kick Off Party Open To Public Thursday May 29th, 2014
Get together jam at the Music Row Best Western just to start waking up the Row to begin 3 1/2 days of partying. 5pm - Midnight.. Open Mic. BYOB Indoor Stage 1407 Division St 37203 Located in the Music Row Best Western Lounge area. (Across from BMI) Street Parking Only. :)
Equipment & Other Bones Thrown To The Fest...
The fest is a is a collection of music community from novice to pros pulling together and making things happen. With out the help of volunteers and other community assets we could not do it. Some of this years help with equipment are listed below... Thanks guys! To mention just a few...
Tall Timber, Dale Allen, Will Butler (Nashville Musicians Club), to name a few...
12 SongWriter Tips and Secrets to Making Love Songs
Rendezvous with us at the 12th Nashville SongWriters Fest on Music Row in the month of love, this May 29-June 1, 2014! Hear romantic songs by the writers who felt them from the past, present and future. All genres are invited to come swoon others on many different stages across from BMI and ASCAP at the top of Music Row.
1. Find love at the fest! "Oh listen!?! They're playing our song..." Bring your original heart felt music and chirp like a bird on stage or off.
2. Declare you love on air, video or web cast for all the world to hear as you bare your soul.
3. Fool around the clock anytime! Whip it out and start jamming. Find or bring that special some one and start a sing ring. Carouse around the Co Writers Corner or profess your love all night at the After Hours Sing Ring.
4. The key to finding love is meeting many like minded others who have a tune to share. Come as you are and become intertwined. Network with partners who dedicated their musical lives to each other.
5. Flirt with others who have written love songs and get their telephone numbers and contact info. Hook up and finally meet in person your Facebook sweeties in the real music world.
Stages added: Aloft and The Row Kitchen & Pub. More added as need dictates....
Mentors Added. Stephen Foster of Global Radio Promotions. Come ask the Questions you want about what you want, when you want. Music Row Best Western Lounge Area Friday thru Sunday May 31 - June 2, Noon till 6pm.
Keeli's Co-Writers Corner Open Mic and till dawn Open Sing Ring... Friday & Saturday. Sunday? Talk to Keeli. :)
Mentor Stephen Foster of Global Radio Promotions
• One platinum record "Mighty Field of Vision Anthem"; • Top-40 AMA Charted Album "Howl At The Blues"; • 4 Charted singles: "Mad As Hell", "Cathead Blues", "Mama's Goin' Dancin'", "Wearin A Hole In The Blues"; • 2011 CMA Nominated "Song Of The Year" for "She's Gone"; • 2011 CMA Nominated "Album Of The Year" for "Howl At The Moon"; • 2007 AMA Nominated "Emerging Artist of The Year"; • 2007 Muscle Shoals Music Awards Nominated "Blues Album of The Year; • 2,600+ radio stations playing Stephen Foster & Howler music as of 1/5/13
The festival Grand Master will appear Friday nite 8PM and be presented the keys to Music Row. Allen will then bestow his special blessing and protections upon the festival and to all the songwriters in SongWriter Land.
About Allen: From touring over-seas to The Grand Ole Opry, and opening for artists such as Skeeter Davis, Jeanne Sheppard, Hawkshaw Hawkens, Eddy Arnold, Wanda Jackson and the inimitable Patsy Cline. Dubbed "The Good Guy in the Black Hat" Country recording artist Allen Karl Is not your typical "singing cowboy". Allen was proclaimed an honorary member of the Cherokee nation in recognition of his unwavering support of the Cherokee people, followed by his induction into the Native American Hall of Fame by chief Black Eagle. Allen took a break from writing and touring, returning in 2001 with a new lease on life. Full steam ahead, Allen's career was bigger than ever and in August of 2008, Allen was inducted into the Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame. Today Allen is recording new music in Nashville, and shows no signs of slowing down.
Nothing like feeling a good vibe on a Sunday. Kathy has volunteerd her time and energy to put together this Positive Music Message Shouw just for the fest. Sunday 11am - 2pm on the 2nd of June. She is bringing many heavy weight writer/artist with her to help inspire YOU! If you'd like to be schedule to play Sunday from 2PM on at Kathy's stage with your "Positive Message" song email your request here...
Renowned Treasure Isle Recorders Open House Saturday May 31st 10AM to Noon
Fred Vail and Treasure Isle Recorders will have an Open Door Policy from 10 am - Noon Saturday May 31 at their top rated million dollar studio. Home of 11 # 1 hits!
Street: 2808 Azalea Pl (Berry Hill)
Also listen to Fred speak about the biz and take your questions as a mentor at the fest.
Protest at the Song Fest!
"Bring or burn your protest songs" Come Play!
Bring your song, Pro or Con, For or Against and protest at the fest! Like or Hate something and ya wrote about it? Journey to the top of Music Row for the 12th Nashville SongWriters Festival May 29 - June 1, 2014 and express yerself.
We have all been moved to words by events in our lives that somehow turned into song. Some writers, draw from life's more controversial experiences and s peak their mind. You could be feeling ornery about politics, the environment, nuclear power, economy, war, legalization of marijuana, right to life, death penalty, chemtrails.... the list goes on. How's that make ya feel? Attack of the Drones - USAhttp://youtu.be/msHJLwYWX30
Whiting Publicity "Publicizing The Festival's Dream!"
Being a good songwriter doesn't make you a good business person. You need a team of pros working behind the scenes to take care of the minute details that can help you "make or break it". Great promotions and publicity are crucial to getting efficient, effective messages out in the real world. You have to have an edge that is also cost effective and gets the most bang for your buck. Chuck Whiting cares about the music industry and artist efforts to be seen and heard.
Chuck Whiting is an award-winning publicist, educator, songwriter/composer and author. A former newspaper reporter, he founded Whiting Publicity & Promotions in 1993. His customers include visual artists, songwriters, musical performers, authors, art galleries, hotels, non-profit organizations, and businesses of all kinds.
Chuck also serves as editor of Music City Arts Update, a free, non-profit newsletter that provides much-needed exposure for emerging artists of all kinds. The newsletter is posted weekly at www.MusicCityArtsUpdate.com . (Note from Popcorn~ The Music City Arts Update is THE BEST compilation I have ever seen that includes EVERYTHING going on in the Nashville region. You can really see the interrelation of how the music fits in the entire picture of all happenings at once. A music person's must to subscribe to. It's free!)
He has developed the "Publicizing Your Dream" seminar to show emerging artists, entrepreneurs and non-profits how to handle public relations, including the writing and distribution of press releases. The seminar has been held in Tennessee and Virginia and aired internationally on the Internet. Chuck also has spoken to groups such as SongU, Indie Connect, Nashville Songwriters Association International, the Songwriters Guild of America, and the Positive Music Association. For more information about the seminar, visit www.PublicizingYourDream.com.
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