Nashville SongWriters Festival on Music Row, Open House & Writers Retreat this June 14-18, 2006

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The 2006 Nashville SongWriters Festival will be held on historic Music Row in the heart of Music City, USA. this June 14th -18th. The festival is open to all forms of songwriting as tunesmiths from across the nation will gather to perform their songs on multiple stages. A "Best of the Fest" CD of writers who receive "Notable Mentions” will be produced from the event. The 4th annual SongWriters Festival also features an Open House on Music Row and a Writers Retreat.

There are scheduled and open play areas. This is a gathering of writers from all roots of music. Don‘t be shy.

The 2006 Nashville SongWriters Festival will be held on historic Music Row in the heart of Music City, USA. this June 14th -18th. The festival is open to all forms of songwriting as tunesmiths from across the nation will gather to perform their songs on multiple stages. A "Best of the Fest" CD of writers who receive "Notable Mentions" will be produced from the event. The 4th annual SongWritersFestival.com presentation also features an "Open House on Music Row" and a Writers Retreat.

“Last year Curb Music provided a stage area, American Songwriter Magazine lent a hand and the Nashville Music Guide helped sponsor the event. “It’s a grass roots effort.“ says fest manager Cornelius “Popcorn” Robertson. “Sure Fire Music, one of Nashville’s oldest original publishers on Music Row hosted the Campfire stage.” Their will also be booths with displays and information on music related products at the fest.

Songwriters from the novice to the pro will perform their original songs. “Everybody that comes to play will have the opportunity.” says stage manager “Toast” Toalston. “There are scheduled and open play areas. This is a gathering of writers from all roots of music. Don‘t be shy.”

A "Best of the Fest" CD of songs that receive "Notable Mentions" will be produced from writers attending the event this year. “It’s a way of promoting undiscovered songs and writers to help get them heard.“ says Dan Wunsch editor of the Nashville Music Guide. “You don’t have to pay to submit songs for the compilation.”

The fest also organizes an Open House on Music Row where publishers, recording studios, producers, record labels, publicist and other music industry businesses will have a two day open door policy. "Anyone at the fest can drop in to visit Open House participants and ask questions about what part they play in the music biz.“ Popcorn says. “We’re putting the songwriters right in music row’s face.”

There is also a three day Writers Retreat hosted by industry pros to help some writers get tweaked and tuned prior to the big weekend activities.”

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