SOCAN is pleased to provide access to free accommodations in Nashville, exclusively for SOCAN members who are visiting the city to further their songwriting career/craft. Nashville House is a private home that has made two rooms available to our visiting members. If you want to book a stay at Nashville House but aren't a member yet, it's easy to become one. To find out more about Nashville House and how to book a room, please select from the links below.
If Nashville House is booked during the time that you wish to visit, there are several inexpensive alternative room-for-rent opportunities, as well as a wide range of hotels to choose from.
SOCAN’s Annual Nashville Member Reception
SOCAN hosts an annual reception for our members who live in Nashville, and for any members who may be visiting Nashville at the time. Many key music industry representatives in the Nashville music scene attend each year, so our members get the opportunity to network with them, as well as with one another. Annual attendance at the reception has reached well over 100 people, and the next one is scheduled for the fall of 2010.
If you're a SOCAN member who's living in Nashville, moving there, or just visiting to play a showcase or work on some co-writes, feel free to contact veteran professional songwriter Eddie Schwartz, our man in "Music City, USA." You can reach Eddie here.
Other Useful Information
Where to play, where to dine, who to meet, what to see and do during your visit to "Music City, USA."
There are two rooms available, each with unique features.
Room A includes:
Room B includes:
If you have any additional questions about booking that are not answered by the calendar or elsewhere in the Nashville House section on this website, you may contact your host, Lee Ann Burgess, at email@example.com. (Please put “SOCAN writer Nashville” in the subject line of your e-mail.) Or you may call Lee Ann on her cell phone, at (615) 586-5847, or fax her at (615) 261-3250.
Directions from the Airport:
For street address and directions to enter the house you must be booked for a visit. Once you have booked a visit, your host Lee Ann Burgess will e-mail you the address and final directions. If so, view a closer view map of Tara and Mountainview Drives.
Q: What is SOCAN’s Nashville House?
A: It’s a place for SOCAN members to stay during songwriting trips to Nashville – a private home with two rooms that can be booked by SOCAN members.
Q: Does “Nashville House” have a recording studio in it?
Q. Can I hold songwriting meetings at “Nashville House”?
A: Yes. The rooms have seating for six people
Q: How do I book a stay at SOCAN’s “Nashville House”?
A: First, you must complete and submit the application form and waiver form All requests for booking will be verified to ensure that the booker is a SOCAN member.
If you're a music creator who hasn't joined SOCAN yet, and you want to book a stay at Nashville House, it's easy to become a member.
Q: How much does it cost to stay at SOCAN’s “Nashville House”?
A: Staying at the house is free. However, a $500 (USD) deposit, secured by a credit card, is required, as at a hotel. You will not be billed; the deposit reserves the money until we release it at the end of your stay, as long as the room is in order and the key returned.
Q: What do I do if I need to cancel my booking?
A: If you must cancel, we appreciate as much notice as possible so that we can offer the room to other interested members. Notification received less than 48 hours prior to the start of your booking may result in a $100 (USD) charge to your credit card. To cancel your booking, please contact Lee Ann Burgess at (615) 586-5847 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. What are the check-in and check-out times?
A. Check-in is anytime on Monday and check-out is anytime on Sunday.
Q: Can I stay longer than a week?
A: The room can be booked by the week (Monday through Sunday) for an initial period of up to two weeks. If your initial booking is for one week, and on the last Thursday of your booked visit, the room is available for the next week, you can request an extension for another week. You may not make a new separate booking again during a calendar year until you have completed your stay.
Q. Can I make several bookings at one time?
A. No. To ensure that the house is available to as many people as possible, you may make only one booking at a time.
Q. Must I book the entire week?
A. Yes. For ease of all of the people involved we have decided to book the room in seven day blocks with check-in being any time Monday and check-out being anytime Sunday. If you can only be in Nashville for a two- or three-night stay, please inform us of how long you plan on staying, your arrival and departure days, and book the whole week that encompasses those days, from Monday to Sunday.
Q; Will I receive confirmation of my booking?
A: Once you have booked your stay at Nashville House, a formal confirmation will be issued via e-mail, or in the absence of an e-mail address, via fax machine.
Q: Can I bring a guest?
A: Yes. Your guest must be a spouse, manager, or peer. If your guest is a peer, they must be a member of a performing rights organization.
Q: What amenities are included with the room?
A: Each room is equipped with a bed, table with two chairs, a CD / cassette player, clock radio, microwave, and coffeemaker.
We supply sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, utensils, plates, cups, and drinking glasses. The room has a telephone for local calls only. Your phone card must be used for long-distance calls. Each room has maid service on the Monday of each week. However, the rooms are not cleaned on the second Monday of a two-week stay. Guests are provided with more towels for a two-week stay.
Q: What should I plan to bring with me?
A: Plan to bring personal items like shampoo, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, and other toiletries.
Q: Does my room have its own washroom?
Q: Is there a kitchen I can use?
Q: Does the house have laundry facilities?
A:No laundry facilities are available. There is a Laundromat in nearby Hillsboro Village.
Q. Is there a computer I can use / Internet access?
A. There’s no computer in either room, but there’s wireless Internet access.
Q. Is the house wheelchair accessible?
A: While wheelchairs can access the main living area of both rooms, the plumbing in both bathrooms requires stepping up, which renders them wheelchair-challenged.
Q: How far is Nashville House from Music Row?
A: The house is located south of the city centre in an area called Green Hills (or Forest Hills). It is about 15 minutes by car from Music Row. During rush hour, that may increase to 30 minutes. The house is five minutes by car to the Bluebird Café, which is located in Green Hills.
Q: What is Nashville’s public transportation system like?
A: The best way to get around Nashville is by car. Public transportation and cab service are very limited.
Q: Is there a parking spot at the house that I can use?