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Tin Pan South

America's largest music festival dedicated to songs and songwriters, started and sponsored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, is held in Nashville each year, highlighting all that is lyrical and legendary in the cultural heritage of Tennessee. Tin Pan South is named for New York's fabled Tin Pan Alley, and features more than 70 shows at various city venues over a week, the world's best songwriters performing close up and personal in small intimate clubs. The festival gives songwriters who are often left in the background a chance to perform their songs and enjoy a little limelight. In the past the festival has featured the likes of Art Garfunkel, Loretta Lynn and Carole King to name but a few. Besides the club shows, the week includes a songwriter's symposium.

Venue: Various clubs: 12th & Porter, Caffeine, Lobby Bar at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, The Basement, The Trap, Bluebird Cafe, Douglas Corner Cafe, Mercy Lounge and Five Spot

Date: March 2015 TBA

Website: www.tinpansouth.com