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BMI Hits ‘The Rock Slope’ With Sister Hazel, Bo Bice and Others

Posted in News on March 8, 2006
BMI will sponsor "The Rock Slope III" fan ski event March 29 to April 2 in Steamboat Springs, Colo. This fun-filled musical adventure, being held at the Steamboat Grand Hotel, will be hosted by BMI rock group Sister Hazel, with special guests Bo Bice, Cowboy Mouth, Edwin McCain, The Clarks, dada, Zac Brown and more.

Sister Hazel and partner Sixthman Management developed "The Rock Slope" as a supplement to the highly successful "Rock Boat" - an annual floating music festival that will hold its seventh cruise in January 2007. Both events are fan-oriented, where attendees get treated to live music day and night, and get to interact with the groups in a relaxed setting. BMI has been a supporter of both events since their inception.

"We started 'The Rock Boat' because Sister Hazel fans wanted a convention, which we had done informally over a holiday weekend in Charleston, SC," recalls Andy Levine of Sixthman. "After developing the cruise, we felt that the next step was to replicate it in the winter at a ski resort. Since we introduced 'The Rock Slope,' it's been a huge success, helping bands interact and connect with their fans and vice versa."

Over 1000 people are expected to attend the five-day ski event, which will feature an intimate acoustic set from BMI songwriter Bo Bice on Friday, March 31. Sister Hazel will perform on April 1 at an all-star jam closing the event.

"This is a great event to be involved with," said BMI's Lynn Oliver, Associate Director of Writer/Publisher Relations in Atlanta. "The artists get a real connection with loyal music fans and it's a great place to work out new material in front of an appreciative crowd."