Tennessee Songwriters Week will take to the road with a stop in Memphis.
As part of the celebration of the week, The Bluebird Cafe, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, will host four open mic nights in Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Johnson City.
The Bluebird Cafe’s long-time open mic night host, songwriter Barbara Cloyd will host each event and a panel of local judges will select the top songwriter from each event.
Signups begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 31st. Registration is limited to the first 25 songwriters who sign up per venue. Songwriters will be contacted by phone. If songwriters register after the event is full, they will be added to the waitlist.
· Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 – 7 p.m. CT – Lafayette’s Music Room in Memphis
· Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 – 7 p.m. ET – The Camp House in Chattanooga
· Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 – 7 p.m. ET – WDVX in Knoxville
· Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 – 7 p.m. ET – The Down Home in Johnson City
Tickets for the open mic night roadshows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, February 8.
The four winners get the chance to perform at The Bluebird Cafe on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Each winner also earns an additional prize pack. Songs will be evaluated and scored on a numerical scale considering both the song and the performance. Judges will look at the originality of the song and the song’s ability to create an emotional connection with the listener.
For more information and to sign up, click here.