Whether you live in Nashville or are visiting, the options of listening to live original music are endless. Music City has a unique way of bringing original music to your ears any day of the week with songwriter rounds, showcases, and open mic nights. You never know who you’ll see playing in Nashville. Every event on our list is free!

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Song Suffragettes

[ Listening Room Cafe ] [ Mondays ] [ 6p to 7:30p ]

This all female showcase brings some of the best songwriters to the infamous Listening Room Cafe. The “listening room” setting helps you hear the amazing talent these ladies have. You will want to attend every week.

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Whiskey Jam

[ Winner’s Bar and Grill ] [ Mondays and Thursdays ] [ 8p ]

Whiskey Jam has been a staple in Nashville’s music community for more than 6 years. It started with a group of friends and a bar tab, quickly becoming the go-to show every Monday. Today, tons of artists have played the WJ stage including Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, and Chris Young (see the full list here).

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The Ice Man Show

The Iceman Show Live

[ Alley Taps ] [ Thursdays ] [ 7p to Midnight ]

Nashville based radio personality, The Iceman, hosts a weekly showcase in Printer’s Alley featuring rising Country artists.

Jammin In Jammies

jammin in jammies

[ South ] [ Wednesdays ] [ 7p to 10p ]

Songwriters Mary Kutter and Megan Barker host this weekly unique round, full of pajama wearing performers and fans. This round features emerging artists and hit songwriters, while providing a casual atmosphere for networking.

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Music Makers on Music Row

[ Bobby’s Idle Hour ] [ Last Tuesday Every Month ] [ 5:30p to 8:30p ]

Bobby’s Idle Hour and Michelle Pereira present this monthly round at the only bar on Music Row.

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Music Row Freakshow

Music Row Freakshow

[ Winner’s Bar and Grill ] [ Wednesdays ] [ 7p to 10p ]

Calling themselves the “family of weirdo songwriters” in Nashville, Music Row Freakshow has a mix of great talent to tickle your musical tastebuds.

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Nashville Gunslingers

nashville gunslingers

[ Dawghouse Saloon ] [ Thursdays ] [ 7p to 11p ]

The Song Mill hosts this weekly songwriter night with great drink specials and event better music. Specials include 2-4-1 beers and $3 Shiner Bock Lt all night!

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Revival 615

[ Tin Roof Demonbreun ] [ Tuesdays ] [ 8p ]

Revival 615 hosts a weekly songwriter night on Demonbreun for all those who love traditional country music. If you’re not a fan of pop country and the modern sound, check this out! The lineup is always on point.

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Slider’s Writers

[ The Slider House ] [ Tuesdays ] [ 7p to 10p ]

This songwriter night features two songwriters per round, perfectly paired with local brew and delicious munchies. You’ll enjoy the laid back vibe at Slider’s Writers.


Song Suffragettes

Song Suffragettes

[ Listening Room Cafe ] [ Mondays ] [ 6p to 7:30p ]

This all female showcase brings some of the best songwriters to the infamous Listening Room Cafe. The “listening room” setting helps you hear the amazing talent these ladies have. You will want to attend every week.

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SongBrew Social

songbrew social

[ South ] [ Tuesdays ] [ 7p to 10p ]

Presented by Pickers Vodka, SongBrew Social brings hit songwriters, artists, and the music industry together weekly.

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SongNest LIVE

[ The Crying Wolf ] [ Tuesdays ] [ 8p to 9:30p ]

“It’s a place where great writers and an attentive audience can come together in a vibey unfiltered setting that promotes those rare magical musical moments we all live for. Their moto: Some say it all begins with a song, we say it all begins with the Songwriter!”

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Songwriter Sunday

Songwriter Sundays

[ Belcourt Taps ] [ Sundays ] [ 7p to 9p ]

Charmed presents Songwriter Sunday at Belcourt Taps with two rounds of original music to fuel your Sunday funday. It’s a fun night with drink specials and a crowd who wants to listen.

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Spotlight 615

Spotlight 615

[ Various Locations ] [ 8p ]

Ashlevans Entertainment puts on this frequent showcase to raise money for non profit organizations. With a suggested donation at the door, you have access to full live bands, a couple drink tickets, and the good feeling of supporting a great charity.

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The Stewart’s Songwriter Showcase

stewarts songwriter showcase

[ Commodore Grille ] [ Fridays & Saturdays ] [ 7p to 11p ]

Holiday Inn at Vanderbilt University houses this round every weekend to offer a place for original music, which is hard to find on Friday and Saturday nights. Host Rick Stewart brings in talent of all backgrounds.

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The Overall Attraction

Overall Attraction

[ Dawghouse Saloon ] [ Wednesdays ] [ 8p ]

Bigg Vinny, reality tv show star and band mate in Trailor Choir, hosts this exciting night each week on Demonbreun. This songwriter night quickly became one of the most exciting weekly events on Wednesdays.

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Whiskey Jam

[ Winner’s Bar and Grill ] [ Mondays and Thursdays ] [ 8p ]

Whiskey Jam has been a staple in Nashville’s music community for more than 6 years. It started with a group of friends and a bar tab, quickly becoming the go-to show every Monday. Today, tons of artists have played the WJ stage including Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, and Chris Young (see the full list here).

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[ Whiskey Jam Merch ] [ Whiskey Jam Whiskey ]

Written Rhythm Live

Written Rhythm Live

[ Whiskey Rhythm Saloon ] [ 1st Monday Each Month ] [ 7p to 10p ]

Songwriter Justine Blazer started hosting Written Rhythm Live in Midtown to create a songwriter round meets artist showcase event. Enjoy great happy hour specials and the live music every 1st Monday of each month.

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YNot Wednesdays

YNOT Wednesdays

[ Whiskey Rhythm Saloon ] [ Last Wednesday Each Month ] [ 7:30p ]

YNOT Wednesdays Songwriter Spotlight brings some of the best writers to Midtown every last Wednesday of each month. The high energy atmosphere and drink specials will give you the perfect place to be for original music.

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