Sips & Stanzas

Increasingly Nashville is attracting diverse professionals from different parts of the country who are seeking to formally network – and informally learn about opportunities and trends in the music industry. Sips & Stanzas is a unique experience where diverse, professionals meet, listen, and have interactive conversations with outstanding music leaders representing business, performance, media and other industry aspects all part of Nashville’s music scene.

As Nashville continues to grow and diversify its Music City brand, Sips & Stanzas is the event for professionals to socialize, engage and impact the growing awareness of Nashville, as well as learn about the latest NMAAM updates. Our objective is to integrate music/artists and provide an outlet for discussions about topics that impact the mission of NMAAM.

Join us each month for either a discussion regarding music and its impact on American culture, or a fan experience event where attendees have an opportunity to interact with a visiting artist.

These events are open to the public. 

Each event is scheduled in a different location and provides a new offering to learn about the music, musicians and the industry that has been shaped and influenced by truly remarkable people.

Upcoming Sips & Stanzas:


September 15, 2016
Sips & Stanzas presents…
What’s Going On? A Convo with the NMAAM CEO
6-8:30pm. Location: City Winery


August 11, 2016
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Soul Stars (A Special Edition of Sips)
6-8:30pm. Location: Main Street Gallery


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July 21, 2016
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Beats and Rhymes: The Innovation of Lyrics and Spoken Word
6-8:30pm. Location: Main Street Gallery



June 16, 2016
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Purple Reign – The Influence of Prince on American Music
6-8:30pm. Location: The Basement East


April 21, 2016
Sips & Stanzas presents…
The Rebirth of Jazz
6-8:30pm, Location: Agenda Nashville





March 17, 2016
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Ladies First: Changing the Face of the Face of the Music Industry
6-8:30pm. Location Renaissance Hotel 3rd Floor

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February 18, 2016
Sips & Stanzas presents…
#TBT 20 Years of Hip-Hop & R&B
5:30-6:30pm. Location Basement East

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January 21, 2016
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Music of the Movement
6-8pm. Location Renaissance Hotel 3rd Floor

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December 17, 2015
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Music That Made An Impact
6-8pm. Location: Renaissance Hotel Bridge Bar

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November 19, 2015
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Magic Behind the Music
6-8pm. Location: RCA Studio B

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October 15, 2015
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Waiting in the Wings

6-8pm. Location: Renaissance Hotel Nashville


September 17, 2015
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Mixing it Up: The Rise of the DJ
6-8pm. Location: Renaissance Hotel Nashville


August 14, 2015
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Dangerous Minds: Does Hip-Hop Breed Violence?



July 9, 2015
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Lead Belly: An American Folk Legend
6-8pm. Location: L Gallery


June 25, 2015
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Remembering Michael: Honoring His Contributions to the Music Industry
6-8pm. Location: Renaissance Hotel Bridge Bar


May 21, 2015
Sips & Stanzas Presents…
Money, Power, Respect: Music & Politics
6-8pm. Location: Renaissance Hotel Lobby


April 23, 2015
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Jazz in Music City
6-8pm. Location: Renaissance Hotel Bridge Bar


March 16, 2015
Sips & Stanzas presents…
STEAM: Where Science & Technology Meet the Arts
6-8pm. Location: Renaissance Hotel

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December 15, 2015
Sips & Stanzas presents…
From Jefferson Street to Music Row: A Shared History to Celebrate
6-8pm. Location: Renaissance Hotel

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November 25, 2015
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Jason Eskridge (Unplugged)
6-8pm. Location: The Sutler

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October 30, 2014
Sips & Stanzas presents…
Remembering Jimi Hendrix: His Friends and Followers in Nashville Reflect

6-8pm. Locations: Rumors

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August 20, 2014
Sips & Stanzas presents…
The Sunroom w/ Avery Sunshine

6-8pm. Location: Cinema Nashville




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