Writer’s Night (On Hiatus)

We are currently taking a break from Writer’s Night. Below is past information on the event.

Text WRITERS to 615.933.3823 to find out first about upcoming Writer’s Nights and enter to win a guaranteed performance slot!

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For 30 years, Lightning 100 has championed local musicians, dedicating over 30% of our airtime to local music! And while we love showing off local artists, we know that there are countless songwriters out there who still not getting the credit they deserve.

Writer’s Night is an opportunity for songwriters across the city to showcase their talent, mingle with other creatives, and get to know the Lightning 100 staff. Attendees will also get an exclusive peek inside HOME (Helping Our Music Evolve), Nashville’s 24/7 creative incubator for musicians, producers, and entrepreneurs. Become a member of HOME at Writers Night and you’ll receive the Lightning $100 booking credit!

Just interested in coming to listen or support a friend? No problem! HOME’s beautiful performance space is the perfect spot to spend your evening!


  • There will be 2 sets of 10 performances (20 total)
  • 14 writers will be chosen at random to perform the Lightning 100 stage*
  • Signups open at 6pm
  • Music starts at 7pm with the announcement of the first 10 performers
  • The remaining performers will be selected after the tenth act
  • If you aren’t selected to play the Lightning 100 stage, feel free to sign up for a spot in the Homies Open Mic Studio- open all night after 7:30pm
  • Each writer will be allotted two songs
  • No covers please, only original material

*interested in upping your odds at performing? 5 performers are reserved each night for HOME members! Become a Homie at Writers Night and receive the Lightning $100 Booking Credit! Additionally, one spot is reserved each week for a random member of our text-to-win Writer’s Group. To join, just text WRITERS to 615-933-3823!

Lightning 100’s Writer’s Night occurs monthly at HOME, usually on the second Wednesday of the month unless otherwise advertised.


Check out our livestream from Helping Our Music Evolve (H.O.M.E.). Past Writers’ Nights locations include The Family Wash, Jed’s Sports Bar and Grill, The Local, and Dee’s Country Cocktail Bar.