Nashville Rising Song Series 2 Starts May 7, 2018

(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) — Nashville Rising Song is excited to announce Series 2 of their popular songwriter open mic contest, NASHVILLE RISING SONG. Formerly known as NASHVILLE RISING STAR, Series 2 of NASHVILLE RISING SONG will be held at Tin Roof Demonbruen located on Demonbruen St. near history Music Row.

Open to all songwriters of any genre, NASHVILLE RISING SONG is Music City’s premier songwriter open mic contest. Created and facilitated by Keith Mohr (, NASHVILLE RISING SONG has a reputation as a top discovery vehicle for aspiring songwriters, music industry personnel and music fans.

The contest starts Monday, May 7, 2018 at 8:00PM, and will be held subsequent Mondays for a total of 12 weeks. Each of the ten preliminary rounds feature up to 21 songwriters who each perform one original song. At each preliminary round, the audience (at the venue and online) votes for their favorite songwriter/song, and a panel of music industry judges also select their favorite songwriter/song.

The semi-final round will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 8:00PM, featuring 20 preliminary round winners. The audience (at the venue and online) selects one writer, and the music industry panel selects three additional writers to move on to the final round. At the final round, to be held on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 8:00PM, the four finalists will perform four songs each. The grand prize winner, who will be selected by a combination of audience (at the venue and online) and music industry votes, will receive cash and other career advancing prizes provided by event prize partners.

The event is FREE to perform (unless a songwriter opts to purchase a limited guaranteed performance slot) and FREE to vote online, courtesy of event sponsor, Tin Roof and other event partners.

NASHVILLE RISING SONG creator Keith Mohr states, “We’re excited to have Tin Roof Midtown host our second series of Nashville Rising Song. Our first series rocked at this famous venue and we’re thrilled to be back! It is located right in the heart of the music community, near historic Music Row! NASHVILLE RISING SONG is a great way to discover up and coming talent way before anyone else! This event is all about the song!”

This songwriter open mic contest is open to anyone who writes original songs! There are no auditions, simply register online or at the venue and share your song in front of people who want to hear your song. Win cash and prizes, make industry connections, forge songwriter friendships, and create new fans. Our audience is attentive because they vote for their favorite song! Our music industry leaders also listen closely and vote for their favorite song and provide feedback at the end of the event (if you want it).

Previous contestants have seen great success, including Colton Dixon, who signed with EMI and tours internationally. Brandon Calynn, who signed with Warner Music Group, and Dani Elliott toured with Miley Cyrus as a background vocalist on her BANGERZ Tour as a result of our direct connection. So why sit at home wishing that you could get discovered, when you have the opportunity to be discovered at NASHVILLE RISING SONG? It all starts with you coming out and sharing your song!

Be a part of the event! The audience at the venue and watching live online votes for their favorite song via an online poll, and gets to hear the hits before they hit! Make it a weekly fun night out listening to talented songwriters, and partake of the fantastic food and drink and vibe at Tin Roof!

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Contact: Keith Mohr