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Tennessee Songwriters Qualifying Round

 Friday, February 10th, 2023  Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Bonnie Kate Theater

The Bonnie Kate is excited to partner with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development to be a venue for qualifying rounds leading up to the 4th annual Tennessee Songwriters Week. Feb. 20-25, 2023

Bonnie Kate Theater along with other venues across the state of Tennessee, will sign up local talent to compete. Top songwriters from the official qualifying rounds will perform during one of the six Tennessee Songwriters Week showcases. Finalists from the showcases get the opportunity to share their original songs on the historic stage at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.

Instructions for qualifying submissions

Songwriters are asked to complete full registration form below which includes submitting lyrics and YouTube video link to one song. The song submission must be  written and performed by the artist registered for the contest.

Songs will be evaluated and scored on a numerical scale considering both the song and the performance. Judges look at originality, vocal
and/or instrumental talent and the ability to create an emotional connection with the audience.

Twenty (20) finalists will be chosen to perform their song live for the judges during qualifying rounds at Bonnie Kate Theater on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. where 4 contestants will be chosen to move to the next round.