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W.O. Smith Music School to Benefit From Tin Pan South Show

Features Barry Dean, Luke Laird, Lori McKenna and Special Guests

Each year, the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival presented by Regions Bank donates receipts from the door of one show to a non-profit organization. This year’s beneficiary is the W.O. Smith Music School, which makes affordable, quality music instruction available to children from low-income families. Hit songwriters Barry Dean, Luke Laird, Lori McKenna and special guests will entertain at this special show at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 3rd & Lindsley.

”W.O. Smith Music School is such an integral part of the Nashville music industry and a partner to NSAI. They do invaluable work in the community, and we are proud to be able to highlight that and support them in even a small way through this Tin Pan South partnership,” said festival director Jennifer Turnbow.

“We are thrilled to be chosen as this year’s beneficiary by NSAI and honored by the generosity of Barry Dean, Luke Laird, and Lori McKenna,” added Jonah Rabinowitz, Executive Director of the W.O. Smith Music School. 

Produced by Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the 27th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank will take place March 26-30, 2019 at 10 of Nashville’s top music venues. The popular Fast Access passes are sold out, but cash admission for individual shows not already at the posted capacity will be an option at most shows. 

For up-to-date lineups, tickets, venues, schedules and other festival information, download the free Festival App or visit Updates can also be found on the Tin Pan South Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

About W.O. Smith Music School

W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School has provided music education to thousands of low-income children who otherwise would not have been able to afford such instruction since 1984. Named for the late music professor and noted jazz bassist, William Oscar Smith, the school makes quality music instruction available to children, ages 7 through 18, from low-income families for the cost of ¢50 per lesson. More than 200 volunteer teaching artists provide instruction to 600 children annually at the non-profit school. The school also makes instruments, music, and learning materials available to students at no additional expense. For more information, please visit

About Regions Financial Corporation

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $125 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at

About NSAI: The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 spans the United States and 10 foreign countries. For over 50 years, NSAI has been dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music. For more information, visit

Organizers of the 27th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival would like to thank the following Platinum and Gold Corporate Partners:

Regions Bank - Presenting PartnerNews Channel 5 - Official Broadcast PartnerSouthwest Airlines - Official Airline PartnerRonald Blue TrustWorkwell TechnologiesHanover Property CompanyThe Nashville Convention & Visitors CorpASCAPBMISESACJack Daniel'sOleFord Fund


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