Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival is an annual singer / songwriter event with more than one hundred local and international artists will perform in thirty concerts and showcases.

This year’s line-up features, among others; Paul Brady, Nashville’s Grammy nominated Darrell Scott and Mac McAnally. USA Americana star Kimmie Rhodes will also perform solo and ‘In the Round’ with Gareth Dunlop and Brian Houston. Headlining local artists include Belfast blues artist Kaz Hawkins, Peter McVeigh and young rising stars Ryan McMullan and Triona.

Running alongside the thirty concerts is the Panarts Song Writing Convention where many of the main artists will share their song writing skills with emerging local talent. Music industry organisations such as PRS and IMRO will be on hand to answer questions about collecting royalties, copyright, recording and income streams. The Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival is a Panarts event.

Tickets can be purchased and more information is available at: www.belfastnashville.com

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