Nashville’s Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival to Be Rescheduled Over Tornadoes, Coronavirus Concerns

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The coronavirus threat has also forced Old Dominion to pull out of the C2C: Country To Country Festival in Europe later this month.

The 28th annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, initially set for March 24-28 in Nashville, has been forced to reschedule due to the devastating tornadoes that hit the city earlier this week, as well as the impending threat of coronavirus.

“After heavy consideration, in light of the tornado this week as well as growing health concerns over the Coronavirus, we have decided to reschedule Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival to later this year, in the summer,” said NSAI executive director Bart Herbison in a statement.

“We feel this is the responsible decision, and it is supported by Tin Pan venues and sponsors involved in the festival. We want to thank everyone who had planned to participate in or attend the festival, and appreciate the support in rescheduling it.”

Those who have purchased passes for Tin Pan South will be able to refund the passes or transfer them to the newly scheduled date. Those wanting refunds can email

In other coronavirus-related news, Old Dominion have announced that they will be pulling out of the upcoming C2C: Country To Country Festival in Europe later this month. The band was scheduled to perform in Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, London and Glasgow.

“We are so sorry to disappoint our fans overseas; however, with the growing uncertainty and unpredictable nature of the virus that is spreading throughout the world, the safety and security of our entire team is the top priority,” said the band in a statement posted to social media. “We are forever grateful for every opportunity we get to witness just how far our music is reaching, and we will be back across the world as soon as we can. Much love and thank you for your support.”

On Thursday, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Tennessee was announced. A man from Williamson County who recently traveled out-of-state is now being quarantined at his home, according to state health officials.