NASHVILLE, tennessee. it’s the city that every little cowgirl dreams of. every year, thousands flock to the music city to spend the summer drinking jack and dancing to country music. the nashville summer music showcase is the most important competition in a young country artist’s career, inviting budding singers aged 18-24 to play on the same stages that their honky tonk idols once did. but not everything’s sweet in the south, and when there’s fame on the line, these cowgirls aren’t going to play nice.
♫ the nashville summer music showcase nashville's favourite festival is run annually, and allows young country stars to perform regularly at small venues around the city, take part in songwriting workshops, train their vocal and instrument abilities, be mentored by their idols, and take part in the showcase’s final big performance. the competition includes both girls and guys, and offers three recording contracts and cash prizes (though you could be offered contracts by smaller labels at any time during the showcase). the showcase takes place in different locations across the city, and at least one contestant will be playing on any given night. ______________________________________________________
things you should know - participation: one set a week is pretty standard, but we encourage more, because there’s a lot of things these girls will be doing in a week. - competition: you’ll be competing for the best venues, mentoring and in the end, the best prizes. it's pretty simple: the more you participate, the better shows you get. the better your shows, the more you have a chance at winning a major prize. - boys: make your own bios, but don’t make them cliché. don't make ‘the bad cowboy who sleeps around but changes when he meets this one girl’. everyone's seen that before. - stick to the characters as written. they're (mostly) small town southern girls, keep this in mind in your clothing choice and writing. ______________________________________________________
. trinity sweeney, the delinquent disciple . bailey sedgwick, the comeback queen . ida claire baker, the ballad belter . sadie price, the young bride . marianne kinney, the kooky hippie . annalyn chambers, the modern belle . lora belle walsh, the obnoxious offspring . willa powell, the unpredictable tomboy . delilah carpenter, the precocious princess . alva bates, the pigeonholed bombshell
open characters: (http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=32995723)
. harvey dawson, the uncontrollable alcoholic . codie sergeant, the city dweller . stella laroche, the old school diva . magnolia moore, the delusional beauty . chardonnay simpkins, the ridiculed redneck . louisa tennant, the single mother . joanie trescott, the eternal victim . jolene warner, the mother hen
♫ accommodation - all girls are staying at the comfort inn, downtown nashville. everyone has their own room, but contestants under the age of 18 must have a chaperone.
small – don’t be fooled by their shoebox size, these places are often the best stages to play on. the audiences are nice, the atmosphere’s intense, and you won’t get lost in the crowd. french corner, mizz tee’s honky tonk, wild beaver saloon, whiskey kitchen, edgehill studios cafe
big - all-ages bars and restaurants that have multiple performances every night, you’ll have competition when you play here douglas corner, billy block, broken spoke saloon, the rutledge, buck wild saloon
famous – the ones you know and love, or the ones you’d kill to play at. b.b. king’s is music royalty, bluebird is the best for songwriters, and coyote ugly... well. you have to be over 21 to play here. coyote ugly, b.b. king’s blues club, bluebird cafe
tennessee performing arts centre everyone performs at the arts centre, but you shouldn’t look down on it. during the summer showcase, a lot of locals and tourists alike pass through here, so exposure is really high.
ryman auditorium known at ‘the mother church of country music’, playing at ryman is a /big/ deal. the weekends are reserved for country stars, but they allow showcase singers to perform here during the week, though there are always a few on the same night (or the occasional day performances). ryman is the hub of the showcase, and there’s always something going on here.
belcourt theatre because ryman is booked up for the idols on the weekend, the showcase moves to belcourt on a saturday and sunday. the highest honour of the week is being chosen to play here for a weekend show, and performers will be chosen based on their popularity with audiences and talent.
centennial park band shell centennial park is the city’s biggest and most detailed park, and the band shell is the best place to perform, with area for hundreds – maybe even thousands – to watch, sing and dance. playing here is an honour reserved for the biggest country stars.
centennial park art shelter a smaller stage in centennial park, the one that you’re more likely to be playing on. there's still room for a sizeable crowd and plenty of exposure.
love circle love circle may be small, but it’s a cute, intimate outdoor area that musicians love playing at.
riverfront park the most popular outdoor venue for showcase competitors, there’s always a show going on at riverfront park. as the name suggests, it faces the river, and the atmosphere – especially at night – is amazing.
buffalo billiards & havana lounge buffalo billiards has 24 regulation sized pool tables, 4 foosball tables, 6 dart boards, a wide variety of single malt scotches & microbrew beers and havana lounge, located upstairs, is a swanky martini cigar bar that offers the style of an old havana nightclub.
graham central station graham central station is multi-level dance club and entertainment complex, located on 2nd ave north, featuring seven different club & music formats. this is one of nashville’s hottest clubs.
lonnie's western room lonnies western room in printers alley has been the heart and soul of nashville nightlife. caked with memorabilia and photographs of famous country artists, the walls and ceiling of lonnie's western room can be viewed as a living scrapbook of country music
wildhorse saloon the wildhorse saloon turned a three-level historic warehouse into a 66,000 square foot live music and dance destination. the wildhorse is simultaneously a restaurant, bar, concert site, dance venue and TV studio.
reserved models (pm to reserve someone):
aly: tobias sorensen, ryan kennedy cori: ryan reynolds, alexander ludwig laina: cory monteith teacupsspinning: adam levine danielle: julian schratter, lucas till delaney: jamie dornan vikkierose: garrett hedlund angie: taylor kitsch, chris hemsworth