The year 2002 marks the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s (NSAI’s) 10th presentation of Tin Pan South, the annual celebration of songs and songwriters. The music will resonate throughout Nashville April 1-6, with a variety of events from "in-the-round" shows to educational symposia designed to inspire and educate participants. BMI is a platinum sponsor of Tin Pan South.
This year’s event is bigger and better than ever, featuring the "World’s Largest Open Mic Nite" at MARS Music; a special taping of "Speaking Freely" with Charlie Daniels; The Legendary Songwriter’s Acoustic Concert at The Ryman Auditorium with special guest America; Music Row 2002 Songwriters Symposium; The Big Kidz Band Show featuring Skip Ewing; two Piano Nights and over 100 club shows in venues throughout Nashville.
Presented annually by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, Tin Pan South is named in tribute to Nashville's songwriting predecessor, New York's fabled Tin Pan Alley. The festival highlights Nashville as the world's center of song and draws attention to the wide variety of writers who live and work here today. Additionally, the event attracts and embraces the best songwriters from all over the world who gather in Nashville for this special week-long celebration of songs and songwriters.