ASCAP, Academy of Country Music and Bluebird Cafe Kick Off Songwriters Series

(l-r): Daniel Miller, Fusion Music and ACM Board member; Jacob Davis; Kele Currier, ASCAP Senior Director, Strategic Services and ACM Board member; Carlton Anderson; JT Harding; Erick Long, ACM SVP, Events; Erika Wollam Nichols, GM, The Bluebird Café. Credit: Bluebird Cafe

For over 20 years, ASCAP has hosted a Music Café in the heart of the Sundance Film Festival, featuring intimate performances by songwriters and artists. Next month, ASCAP continues the tradition, and in collaboration with the Academy of Country Music and the famed Bluebird Cafe, will present some of Nashville’s rising stars and country legends at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café. Songwriters and artists from a variety of music genres will also perform at the Café during the Sundance Film Festival.

Carlton Anderson, Jacob Davis and JT Harding celebrated bringing together the Academy and The Bluebird Cafe by performing a sold-out show at the Bluebird in Nashville Thursday night (Dec. 6). In January, Anderson and Davis will be joined by some very special guests at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café as part of the ACM & Bluebird Cafe Songwriters Series during the Sundance Film Festival. The complete Sundance ASCAP Music Café lineup will be announced in early 2019.

ASCAP VP of Membership Michael Martin said,

“Music and film are undeniably intertwined, and the Sundance ASCAP Music Café is a truly unique opportunity to showcase Nashville’s best. We are thrilled to partner with two iconic Country music institutions, the ACM and The Bluebird Cafe, to bring our talented songwriters and artists to one of the world’s most renowned film festivals.“

“We’re excited to partner with two great organizations, both of whom recognize the significance of songwriters to the film industry,” said Erika Wollam Nichols, GM of The Bluebird Cafe. “It’s an honor to work with the ACM this year to feature some of the best of Nashville’s country artists and writers and we’re grateful to ASCAP for giving us the opportunity to be involved in such a high-profile event.”

“The Academy is delighted to be part of what ASCAP has built at Sundance, and we look forward to joining ASCAP and The Bluebird Cafe in highlighting some incredible songwriters and introducing them to the film industry with these events,” said Erick Long, ACM SVP, Events.

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