Kingsport, Tenn. – (Jan. 11, 2022) Songwriters can now sign up for the 2022 Tennessee Songwriters Week Kingsport Qualifying Round. The event, hosted by Visit Kingsport at Model City Tap House in Downtown Kingsport, will be held on Tuesday, February 1 at 6 p.m. A limited number of spots are available for songwriters with registrations closing at 10 p.m. on Friday, January 14.
The event, one of many qualifying rounds across the state, will be ticketed with a limited number of seats available. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 18 at 10 a.m. at www.visitkingsport.com/songwritersweek.
Winners of the qualifying rounds will advance to showcase events in Memphis, Franklin, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Gatlinburg and 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 by a panel based on their overall performance, originality and connection to the audience. A state statute designated the last full week of February each year as Tennessee Songwriters Week, which is traditionally a slow month for tourism and 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 that have been devastated by the pandemic.
Timeline of Events
• Jan. 30-Feb. 12 – Qualifying Rounds Across the State
• Feb. 20-26, 2022 – Showcase Events
• Feb. 20-26, 2022 – Special Events Across the State, including Songwriter Nights & In-
• Mar. 20, 2022 – Finale at The Bluebird Cafe
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ABOUT TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TOURIST DEVELOPMENT
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