The CMA Songwriters Series returns for its 11th season and second decade kickoff with the announcement that the first shows of 2015 will be part of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café at the world famous Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 28th and 29th.
The CMA Songwriters Series has been presenting the very best of Country Music’s songwriters, whose hits are known worldwide, since 2005. CMA Songwriters Series shows are intimate presentations where songwriters can exhibit their craft and share many of the stories behind the songs they have penned. The January performances of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café’s CMA Songwriters Spotlight will feature special guests Jessi Alexander, Kyle Jacobs, Kelley Lovelace, and Neil Thrasher.
“We are honored that the CMA Songwriters Spotlight will return for the second year as a highlight of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café, an official part of the Sundance Film Festival calendar,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Nashville’s songwriters deserve to be showcased at the world’s premier stage for storytellers, Sundance.”
Through CMA’s partnership with ASCAP, some of Country Music’s premier storytelling talent will present two feature performances as part of the official Sundance Festival calendar at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café’s CMA Songwriters Spotlight. The shows will be on Jan. 28 (3:20 PM/MT) and 29 (4:00 PM/MT).
The 17th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café – running during the daytime Jan. 23-30 – will present a dynamic mix of both emerging and established songwriters and artists, specially curated by ASCAP. The Music Café will be located at Rich Haines Gallery (751 Main Street, Park City, UT) and will be open to all Festival credential holders (21 and older). Performances are scheduled to begin each day at 2:00 PM/MT.
Following the prestigious launch at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café, the CMA Songwriters Series will return to London in March as part of C2C Music Festival in the U.K. Additional shows in 2015 tentatively include Chicago, Nashville, and New York with talent and show dates to be announced at a later time. For more information on the CMA Songwriters Series, visit CMAsongwritersseries.com.