Preview: NSAI’s 25th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival

The Nashville Songwriters Association International’s (NSAI) annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival will return for its 25th year on March 28 – April 1 with a record-breaking 100 shows. The five-day festival features more than 350 incredibly talented songwriters, performing at 10 of the top venues in Nashville—officially the largest all-songwriter festival in the world.

In past years, Tin Pan South impressed its audiences with performances from renowned country hit-makers like Brett James (“Jesus Take the Wheel), Jimmy Robbins (“We Were Us”), and Scott Stepakoff (“Square Pegs”), to name just a few. In true Music City fashion, festival-goers have also experienced special appearances by some of the town’s most beloved artist-songwriters; last year’s roster included Kelsea Ballerini, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Craig Campbell, Maren Morris, and many more. For those who enjoy spreading their wings beyond the country realm, performances from Sean Douglas (“Talk Dirty”), Kevin Kadish (“All About That Bass”), and Mitch Allen (“1985”), have given audiences a sweet taste of songwriting from the pop world.

While the sheer number of songwriters and shows can be overwhelming, this is a week you simply will not want to miss. For more information about the festival’s venues, lineups, Fast Access Passes, and more, visit In the meantime, take a look at our recap from last year for a small taste of whats to come.