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Get To Know The Writers Rounds And Full Band Showcases Around Nashville

One thing you hear about when someone talks about Nashville is live music and how it is everywhere you look... literally. On Broadway, coffee shops, restaurants, stores, hotels - you name it, usually there is someone propped up on a barstool singing your favorite tunes by Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen and more. The only thing cooler than watching these talented individuals play covers is watching them showcase their original music during a writers round or songwriters night.


This article is mostly for the artists and songwriters in town to find some new places to play and to highlight these amazing rounds and showcases. It can also be a cool informational piece for those not involved in the music industry to learn a little more about life in Music City and what a lot of independent artists do to showcase their own music and to network, whether it's someone who just moved to town or someone who's been grinding it out the last 10 years in Nashville. As far as I know, writers rounds are unique to Nashville and aren't done on a consistent basis anywhere else around the country. I reached out to as many rounds and showcases as possible to feature in this article. Take a look at these 21 writers rounds/ full band showcases across Nashville! Go show them some love. And if you are an artist or songwriter in town, reach out and connect with them!


Buscall

Founder/ Host of show: Justin Bralts & Jonathan Sepulveda


Day(s) of the week show is on: Wednesday


Location(s): Tinroof Demonbreun


Description of show: Buscall is a full band showcase based in Nashville, TN. Since 2018, Buscall has been dedicated to the growing music scene and providing a stage for established and up and coming acts to share their original music in a live venue environment. Working with hundreds of artists, tons of labels/publishing groups and having the opportunity to help raise money for multiple charities, Buscall has quickly become a staple In the Nashville Community. You can catch a show every Wednesday night at Tinroof on Demonbreun St.


Contact information: To submit, send some music and a live video to: Instagram: @buscallnashville email: Buscallnashville@gmail.com


In the Round Songwriter's Night

Founder/ Host of show: Matt Burrill


Day(s) of the week show is on: Every Other Tuesday


Location(s): Live Oak


Description of show: A good time with some damn good music. Spotlighting new talent while also showing love to heavy hitters and OG’s in the scene! Official round of the In The Round Podcast


Contact information: Come to the round and say hey or hit us up at intheroundpodcast@gmail.com !


Rowdy on the Row

Founder: Nick Tressler


Day(s) of the week show is on: Sundays, about twice a month


Location(s): Live Oak


Description of show: $3 Busch lights and the best in writers and artists. It’s a place that is a fun crowd but that an artist can shut the room up with their song. We have been lucky enough to some amazing takeover partners in the first year and a half of having the event. We aim to be the Premier partner for artists, publishing companies, management companies and record labels who want to share their teams’ songs, as well as a place writers and artists are proud to play.


Contact information:Raisedrowdy.com


Grindhouse Nashville

Founder: Mark Addison Chandler


Day(s) of the week show is on: Every Thursday


Location(s): Live Oak


Description of show: Acoustic

Songwriter Showcase (Occasional Full Band)


Uncut Experience: Stage Write

Founder/Host of show: Chase Irwin


Day(s) of the week show is on: Wednesday


Location(s): Assorted locations


Description of show: Said to be the MOST EXCITING WRITERS ROUND IN THE CITY get a exclusive up close experience with your favorite stars like you've never seen them before. It's fun, it's real, it's the Uncut Experience! Featuring the biggest stars in the industry to the biggest up and comers. We have had the likes of Morgan Wallen, Ernest, Michell Tenpenny, Jimmie Allen, Gavin Degraw, Kane Brown, Randy Houser and more pop up and surprise the crowd so it’s safe to say YOU NEVER KNOW what or who to expect! And don’t miss the live DJ after parties where you can mingle with the artists


Contact information: Instagram - @uncutexperience


Roundabout Rounds

Founder: Rachel Buchanan, Host: Rodney Smith


Day(s) of the week show is on: Monday


Location(s): Live Oak


Description of show: Roundabout Rounds features live music with many of Nashville’s up-and-coming artists and songwriters. It is hosted by Rodney Smith, a radio and podcast host, who has worked with some of Nashville’s biggest names. The lineup changes each month. Follow along on Roundabout’s socials to see who will play the next round.


Contact information: roundaboutrounds@gmail.com


The Nash News Writer’s Round

Founder/Host of show: The Nash News


Day(s) of the week show is on: Thursday’s


Location(s): Assembly Food Hall


Description of show: Each week The Nash News brings a new lineup of rising artists and songwriters to Assembly Food Hall, located at Fifth + Broadway in Downtown, Nashville. This is a unique round where tourists actually stop to listen to the song!


Contact information: Email The Nash News team at hello@thenashnews.com for consideration to be played!


Nashville Tour Stop

Founder/Host of show: Aaron Schilb


Day(s) of the week show is on: Monday


Location(s): Sonny's Patio Pub (Wednesday)


Description of show: Nashville Tour Stop hosts miriad show styles across venues in Nashville; from writers rounds, acoustic band showcases, and full band ticketed events on different days of the week. We're community-based and love getting both those new to town and those who've been around the block! We add new venues all of the time and do pop-up shows as well, so keep an eye out for a show at your favorite places. You never know where our Tour might stop.



Porchlight Pickers

Founder/Host of show: Dan Hutson


Day(s) of the week show is on: Tuesday & Thursday


Location(s): The Local


Description of show: Writer's Round & full band showcases


Contact information: Porchlightpickersbooking@gmail.com or Instagram: @porchlightpickers




Prime Time 615

Founder/Host of show: Erika Primdahl


Day(s) of the week show is on: Wednesday


Location(s): Live Oak/Big Machine Downtown


Description of show: Prime Time 615 is a genre-blending showcase of singer/songwriters sharing the stage with their songs and the stories behind them. We celebrate the diverse landscape that is Nashville music and the community of artists and music-lovers that fuel Music City. Our goal is to provide artists, independent and signed, with an opportunity to play for intimate, engaged audiences, while making live music accessible and enjoyable to locals and visitors alike.


Contact information: Contact Erika on Instagram: @itsprimetime615, or e-mail PT615music@gmail.com


The Six String Sessions

Founder/Host of show: New Kid Entertainment LLC,


Day(s) of the week show is on: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month


Location(s): Tin Roof Broadway, Second Floor Stage


Description of show: New Kid Entertainment's first round - The Six String Sessions - has now been running two years strong, and has no plans on stopping any time soon. The round was created by songwriters, for songwriters, and hopes to lead by example in treating its performers well. Whether it's free drinks, validated parking, release shoutouts, etc, The Six String Sessions hopes to strengthen the songwriting community from the ground floor. Come by Tin Roof Broadway's second floor stage every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month to catch our show and meet the team!



Magic Monday

Founder/Host of show: Tracie Moore


Day(s) of the week show is on: Monday


Location(s): Live Oak


Description of show: Songwriter Night


Contact information: magichillsartists@gmail.com


Country Connected Showcase

Founder/Host of show: Elliot Hollander


Day(s) of the week show is on: Monday Nights @ 7pm


Location(s): Dawghouse Saloon


Description of show: The Country Connected Showcase is somewhere to let loose and enjoy yourself. With the amount of stress and competitiveness surrounding Nashville, we know it's the place to be on Monday Nights. Whether you're a songwriter in town, a local looking for consistent music every single week, an old woman looking for a burger, or just visiting. We welcome you and look forward to seeing you! CC Showcase is a small branch of what encompasses Country Connected, a company that stands behind songs you can relate to, no matter where you're from. If you can't make it to one of our local Nashville shows, be sure to check out our website, www.countryconnected.com for our ticketed events throughout Texas - and soon to expand throughout the surrounding states.


Contact information: If you're looking to apply you can contact Elliot via instagram @eholl96 , @countryconnected, or @countryconnectedshowcase . We also respond via email Elliot@countryconnected.com


Bolos & Booze

Founder/Host of show: Studio Rats


Day(s) of the week show is on: Sunday


Location(s): The Dogwood


Description of show: All genres writers round! We want to uplift and connect all walks of the music industry together one great night at a time!


Contact information: (Instagram): @studio.rats.music




The Stockyard

Founder/Host of show: Amanda Duke & Sammy Nepsa


Day(s) of the week show is on: Wednesday


Location(s): Live Oak


Description of show: Our show is hosted once a month from 7-11pm


Contact information:Please reach out via Instagram DMs - @thestockyardnash




The Gold Lasso Show


Founder/Host of show: New Kid Entertainment LLC


Day(s) of the week show is on: One Tuesday a month


Location(s): Live Oak


Description of show: The Gold Lasso Show is the newest edition to both New Kid and Live Oak's roster. This bi-monthly spectacle boasts incredible lineups with both well known and undiscovered acts. With its first two shows reaching venue capacity, The Gold Lasso Show may be New Kid Entertainment's most successful round.



Pindrop Songwriter Series

Founders: Stevie Rae Stephens & Kiernan McMullan


Day(s) of the week show is on: Sunday (Monday @ Basement every 6 weeks)


Location(s): Cabana Taps (Basement every 6 wks)


Description of show: Listening Room environment focused on community and songwriting


Contact information: Instagram - @pindropsongwriterseries (apply by attending a Sunday night show at Cabana Taps and submitting to the Pindrop IG)


Writer's, Ink.

Founder: Sarah Faith


Day(s) of the week show is on: Monday (once a month)


Location(s): Live Oak


Description of show: Our tagline is "a place for songwriters" and everyone is welcome!


Contact information: via the link in the WritersInkNashville IG bio is best!!! or send us a DM!! - @writersinknashville



Sam's Jams

Founder/Host of show: Sami Jo


Day(s) of the week show is on: Every Tuesday


Location(s): The Virgin Hotel


Description of show: Writer's round with a different theme each week, featuring some of Nashville’s greatest songwriters and artists. I also make homemade jam and have tastings at the round.


Contact information:Show up to meet me on a Tuesday and message on Instagram @samsjamsnashville


Lucky Money Writer's Round

Founder: Lucky Money Promotions LLC, Host: Sarah Morey


Day(s) of the week show is on: Every Monday night


Location(s): The Virgin Hotel


Description of show: The official Lucky Money Writer's Round is a Nashville-based, cutting edge writer's round located at the Virgin Hotels Nashville Commons Club on Music Row. Presented by Lucky Money Promotions LLC in collaboration with Virgin Hotels, the weekly event features Nashville's most promising rising songwriters and artists as well as hit writers. Each week, the artists, friends, and family of Lucky Money gather to display their seasoned songwriting skills with fans and patrons of the Virgin Hotels over the cocktails and a palate-pleasing culinary menu featured only at the Virgin Hotels Nashville Commons Club. Find out more here: https://www.luckymoneypromo.com/writers-round


Contact information:luckymoneyround@gmail.com


Nailin' Notes

Founder/Host of show: Sean Flannery


Day(s) of the week show is on: Tuesday Nights


Location(s): The Rusty Nail (4054 Andrew Jackson Way)


Description of show: Nailin’ Notes is a laid- back local Songwriters showcase that was designed to connect songwriters. This showcase offers music industry networking opportunities, while it provides a platform for artists/writers to perform their songs live.


Contact information:Direct Message @nailinnotes on Instagram


The Writer's Block

Founder/Host of show: Henri Gates


Day(s) of the week show is on: Mondays 8-10p, Every other Wednesday 8-10p


Location(s): Cabana Taps, The Whiskey Shot


Description of show: A place for songwriters to showcase new originals, grow as performers and network.


Contact information: Instagram: @writersblocknashville


The Rounds

Founder/Host of show: Jarrett Messick


Day(s) of the week show is on: Wednesday


Location(s): The Pond - Franklin, TN


Description of show: Good songs, good music, and good people. Authentic and laid-back writer’s round featuring a wide variety of sounds.


Contact information:Instagram DM’s @theroundsnash for all booking submissions.

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