The Bluebird Cafe is one of the country’s most historic and iconic music venues. Since opening its doors in 1982, Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe has been a venue where up-and-coming songwriters and artists rise to fame and build their careers. From the novice to the star, all levels of songwriters are welcomed and supported—sounds a little like our very own airline!
Musicians and Songwriters such as Kathy Mattea, Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, Faith Hill and numerous others have had career-defining moments in the intimate, 90-seat listening room, and chart-topping songs are heard side-by-side with soon-to-be hits.
The Bluebird Cafe is owned by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 active and professional members spans the United States and foreign countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music.
Southwest supports local passion points of the communities we serve. Since 2015, we’ve been the Official Airline of the Nashville Songwriters Association International and The Bluebird Cafe, as a way of supporting artists, songwriters and fans, furthering the connection of our world-famous hospitality with the world-famous music community that is so fostered in Nashville.