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BMI Announces Excellent Austin City Limits Festival Lineup

Punch BrothersNashville, TN -- At this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival—October 12-14 in Austin, Texas—the work that leading performing right organization BMI does on behalf of songwriters will be represented with 15 musically diverse performances by an eclectic collection of artists. From 11:00 to 7:30 each day of the festival, in a shady corner of Zilker Park, ACL attendees will be able to beat the heat and experience a lineup of bands from across the United States and England, spanning rock and roll, honky tonk, country, indie rock, Americana and acoustic singer-songwriters.

The BMI stage will feature familiar artists Steve Earle, Umphrey's McGee, Punch Brothers, and Trampled by Tutles. Nikki Lane, Colorfeels, Space Capone, and the KennyVaughan Trio, all from Nashville; Lera Lynn, Patterson Hood, and Megan McCormick from Georgia; Noah Gundersen from Seattle; Native Run and KishiBashi from Virginia; Royal Teeth from New Orleans; Justin Jones from Washington; Willis Earl Beal from Chicago; Gardens & Villa from Santa Barbara and The Dunwells from Leeds.

Free to join, with an open-door policy for all songwriters since its founding in 1939, BMI is dedicated to supporting the rights, livelihoods and careers of all songwriters. The BMI stage at ACL Festival is an example of not only the types of inspired, gifted artists that BMI champions, but also the kind of opportunities BMI strives to offer them.

fostering auspicious new talent. BMI’s layered approach to songwriter development comprises educational, creative and promotional opportunities, including the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre, Jason Blume Songwriters’ and Jazz Composers Workshops; 8 off 8th, Pick of the Month and Acoustic Lounge showcase series; and stages at premier festivals including Lollapalooza, South By Southwest, the Key West Songwriters Festival and the Austin City Limits Music Festival; and the annual Road to Bonnaroo competition.

The Austin City Limits Festival is slated for October 12-14, 2012 in Austin’s Zilker Park. The complete festival lineup will be released May 22. For the schedule, tickets, announcements, and more information, please visit www.aclfestival.com

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