Round Submissions Have Closed for 32nd annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival!

   - The round submission period ended January 12 -

Stay tuned for information on next year. Please read below on standard requirements:


The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is excited to start preparing for the 32nd

Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival! 

 Show dates: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 – Saturday, April 6, 2024. 

If you would like to submit a show for consideration: 
*Read  about the festival's purpose and performer guidelines. 
*Assemble  a group of 3-4 songwriters. 
*Confirm  that everyone is available to play on the same dates and at the same times. 
*Access the application through the button below and submit! 



Since Tin Pan South is a fundraiser that supports the efforts of NSAI, the Selection Committee is looking for competitive submissions which consist of strong, acoustic rounds that are able to fill our intimate, local venues. We are using up to ten venues each night for nearly 100 shows throughout the week, so bring us your BEST lineup! 


The festival is getting a bit of a refresh this year! Instead of the traditional week-long passes and cash at the door admission model that has been in place for years, we are transitioning to a ticket pre-sale concept.  Every show will be advertised and ticketed 3 weeks in advance of show-date via Ticketweb.  This will give us greater marketing advantages on a show-by-show basis, will eliminate weather issues that sometimes result in poor turn-out, and provide our patrons with assurances that they will be able to attend the shows they want if they have purchased their tickets.   

For performers, we will, as in the past, have up to 4 tickets (1 is complimentary) to your show available for your purchase until a certain date, after which we will release to the public any unclaimed performer tickets. 

We truly believe this update to our admission strategy will allow us to be better partners to our venues, ensure greater attendance at all shows and serve our partners, performers, and patrons to the highest degree.