NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville CARES is partnering with ASCAP and SESAC for a songwriters night benefiting the Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run. The two show event will take place Tuesday, September 16 at The Listening Room Cafe. ASCAP songwriters will perform the first show at 6 p.m. and SESAC songwriters will perform at 8:30 p.m. The evening will also feature a silent auction with music industry related items and experiences.

Tickets are $20 per show or $35 for both in advance. If available, tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 per show. Tickets can be purchased online at

All proceeds benefit the Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run, which is Saturday, October 4 at Public Square Park. Names of performing artists will be announced soon.

The Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is proudly presented by NPS Pharmacy.  Other sponsors include: Advocate Sponsor – Embassy Dental; Red Ribbon Sponsors – CMT One Country, Dollar General, Enterprise, Fridrich, Pinson & Rotherberg Insurance Agency, Tennessee Oncology and Walgreens; Additional Sponsors – 3 Crow Bar, 417 Union, Castrillo’s Pizza and What Do You Run For; Media Sponsors – I’m Still Josh, The Nashville Scene, Out & About Nashville and Unite.


About Nashville CARES: 

Nashville CARES offers services annually to more than 60,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including: HIV prevention education to over 44,000 youth and adults, 13,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and support services to 2,500 men, women and children living with the disease. For information about Nashville CARES, visit and “like” us on Facebook at


About ASCAP:

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 500,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, it also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP is the only US performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from our membership.

ASCAP protects the rights of ASCAP members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works.  Licensees encompass all who want to perform copyrighted music publicly. ASCAP makes giving and obtaining permission to perform music simple for both creators and music users.


About SESAC:

Established in 1930, SESAC is a service organization created to serve both the creators of music and music users through music licensing and timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. The second oldest and most progressive organization in the U.S., SESAC is the ONLY PRO to pay monthly radio royalties and was the FIRST among the PROs to pay for live performances to songwriters and publishers.  SESAC is known for its diversified repertory that includes genres ranging from Adult Contemporary, Urban, Jazz, Rock, Americana, Contemporary Christian, Latin, Country, Gospel, Dance and Classical. SESAC is the performing rights organization of choice among many of Hollywood's most sought-after film and television composers. SESAC’s corporate headquarters in the heart of Nashville’s Music Row houses all of the company’s divisions, from creative to licensing to administration. The company also has offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami.





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