The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development is set to celebrate Tennessee Songwriters Week in 2022. Join us in Jonesborough as we host a qualifying round at the International Storytelling Center on Friday, February 4 from 7 pm to 9 pm The picturesque setting of Tennessee’s oldest town, positioned in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, makes for a musical experience like no other.

Winners of the qualifying rounds will advance to showcase events at Lafayette’s Music Room in Memphis, Puckett’s Franklin, The Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, Songbirds Foundation in Chattanooga, Ole Red in Gatlinburg and The Down Home in Johnson City. In addition, the six showcase finalists will earn prizes, including performing at the historic Bluebird Cafe, a one-year-membership to Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and a branded commemorative guitar.

Songwriters will be judged based on their overall performance, originality and connection to the audience. A state statute is designated the last full week of February each year as Tennessee Songwriters Week, which is traditionally a slow month for travel. The mission of the initiative is to support music venues, generate awareness of songwriters’ contributions to Tennessee, pave the way for future artists, inspire travelers to experience the state’s music stories, history, attractions and venues, and drive revenue for music venues devasted by the pandemic.

For more information and ongoing updates regarding Tennessee Songwriters week visit tennesseesongwritersweek.com. Join the conversation on social using #madeinTN #NowPlayingTN

2022 Tennessee Songwriters Week