Four of ASCAP’s most renowned Nashville music creators will be on hand to share music and stories from their experiences at the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO on February 13 in a special evening at the Bluebird Café in Nashville. The inaugural ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO In The Round concert will include EXPO “alumni” six-time ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year Ashley Gorley, chart-topping country artistCassadee Pope, multi-time #1 songwriter Matt Jenkins (Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, Blake Shelton) and upcoming 2019 ASCAP EXPO panelist and CMA/ACM award-winner Jon Nite.
Gorley, Pope and Jenkins have all been featured guests at ASCAP’s “I Create Music” EXPO in the past, and will share their transformative experiences from the event in conversation with ASCAP Membership host Mike Sistad. Later in the evening, as the audience hears Ashley Gorley sharing secrets behind his 38 #1 hits, or Cassadee Pope pulling back the curtain on her first album in five years, ‘Stages,’ it will serve as a thrilling sample of the full ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO experience to come in Los Angeles this May.
Ashley Gorley said, “I’ve always loved to mentor and coach songwriters — to actually be there and offer feedback, to offer advice that may help them cut the time it takes to succeed. That opportunity is what I look forward to most about coming back to the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO year after year, and I couldn’t be more excited to share those experiences with my hometown music community in Nashville.”
This year’s ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO takes place May 2 – 4, 2019 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Previous keynote speakers and panelists have included Stevie Wonder, Meghan Trainor, Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Tom Petty. Attendees of the Bluebird event will receive an exclusive 48-hour registration discount.
Entering its 14th year, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is the largest conference of its kind in North America, attracting over 3,000 music creators for three days of panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes and one-on-one sessions with the industry’s top hitmakers. It is the only music conference completely dedicated to music creation and what it takes to be a professional music creator today. ASCAP EXPO panelists participate because they want to give back to the next generation, and the feeling of community and giving back is authentic, infectious and inspirational. Many who come to the EXPO walk away saying that it is a life-changing experience.
For tickets and more information about the 14th annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO visit: https://www.ascap.com/expo
For tickets and more information about the Bluebird in-the-round event visit: https://www.bluebirdcafe.com/calendar. Ticket sales start on February 6 at 8:00 AM CT. The Bluebird is located at 4104 Hillsboro Pike in Nashville, TN.