Songwriting with Soldiers: A Live PBS Taping

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August 1, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION: War Memorial Auditorium


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Firearm Policy: This venue has a strict no firearms policy. No Firearms will be allowed into the venue.

Live Taping: This event is a live television taping.  Please be aware that by attending the taping you are granting permission to be filmed, taped and or otherwise have a video reproduction of yourself made for television, radio, and other electronic media.

Accessible Seating: All Accessible seating is located on the floor at War Memorial Auditorium. ADA Entrance to the Venue is located on the Union St. side of War Memorial.


SongwritingWith:Soldiers presents a live concert PBS television taping in a star-packed evening with some of America's greatest songwriters. The songs for this prime time PBS Arts special are curated from the SongwritingWith:Soldiers program, a non-profit organization pairing professional songwriters with returning veterans. Their song collaborations present galvanized truths with undeniable beauty, harboring healing words for wounds seen and unseen. 

Taped before a live audience in the historic War Memorial Auditorium, join the journey of these songwriters as they honor these stories of America’s veterans and their families. Featured GRAMMY-honored, hit songwriters will include Bonnie Bishop, Gary Burr, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Radney Foster, Mary Gauthier, James House, Georgia Middleman, Maia Sharp, and Darden Smith supported by Will Kimbrough and a backing band pulled from the cream of Nashville’s musical community.  

This program is produced and presented by SongwritingWith:Soldiers PBS, WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS, and Todd Jarrell Productions with major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The 1-hour prime time special “Songwriting With Soldiers” will air nationally as part of the PBS Arts Festival on October, 25, 2019.