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Advanced Workshop July 23 – 25 Alumni of past workshops can apply to present songs at this special Play for Publishers event where 3 publishers each day will hear three of your songs and weigh in on your overall readiness for a staff writing deal. Writers who have not...Read More
A few years ago at a PLAY FOR PUBLISHERS workshop you could have met Jon Nite who has had 3 #1’s so far. Other past participants include Dustin Lynch, Brian Henningsen, Jon Nite, Seth Alley, Adam James, Kelleigh Bannen, Joe Leathers, Skip Black, Olivia Rudeen, Jameson...Read More
Get the songwriting newsletter and notices about workshops, Bluebird auditions and Barbara’s shows:
6:30 pm Every Tuesday
at Blue Bar (1911 Broadway)
Writers rounds featuring some of Nashville’s most talented songwriters
Open mic at 10:15 – be there by 9 pm to sign up – everyone plays
TUES JUNE 23
6:30 Donna Brooks, Kari Hilbert and friend
7:45 Allen Shervelle, Kelly Shervelle, Keith Dozier & Bonnie Lee Panda
9:00 Brit Willson, Bailee Rainwater, Mignon Grabois & Lauren Riley
TUES JUNE 30
6:30 Mary Bragg, Sarah Aili, Kyshona Armstrong
7:45 E Marlowe, Ladd Smith & Rob Wolfe
9:00 Tawny River, Paul Phillips & Sean Conerton
Beginning in June, the Bluebird Cafe will sign up writers by phone for the Monday Open Mic. Sign-up will start at 11 am each Monday for the show that night. There are 25 spots and the list will fill up quickly.
The number to call is 615-943-8168. You will not be able to leave a message; you need to keep trying ’til you get through to someone who will put you on the list.
All writers who play that night will have a reserved seat and can reserve one additional seat if needed.
Writers who are on the list must be at the club and have checked in with the host by 5:15 pm on that Monday evening in order to perform.
The Bluebird will continue to honor any “Play next time” stamps that have been given out, but starting in June no new stamps will be given out.
The following guidelines remain in place: Each participating writer will get the chance to play 1-2 original songs, solo or accompanied by no more than two others on stage. Drums and backing tracks are not allowed. We do have a house Kawai digital piano that is available to use (88-weighted keys).
PLEASE NOTE: Even with the advanced sign-ups, we cannot give priority to out-of-town/out-of-state songwriters.