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5th Annual ACL Fest Finds Success in Diversity

Posted in News on October 18, 2006
130 bands, thousands of sweaty fans and a few adversarial thunderstorms created a grab-bag of memorable moments from the 2006 Austin City Limits Music Festival held in Austin, Texas, Sept. 15-17. Produced by Capital Sports & Entertainment and Charles Attal Presents, the ACL Festival evolved from the PBS award-winning televised concert series Austin City Limits and celebrated its 5th birthday this year.

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BMI sponsored one of eight stages at the event, showcasing 15 artists whose sounds reflected the stylistic hodgepodge so responsible for much of the festival's international acclaim. From introspective singer-songwriters to jam band theatrics and a rousing throw-back to vaudeville, the BMI stage boasted a charged cross-section of the country's musical landscape. Whether kicking off the day or serenading fans just before sundown, artists Claire Small, The Greyhounds, Joy Davis, Daniella Cotton, Trish Murphy, Melissa Reaves, Troy Campbell, Eli Young Band, Elvis Perkins, South Austin Jug Band, Peter Dawson, Robin Ludwick, Rodney Hayden, the White Ghost Shivers and New Monsoon made the BMI stage a must-see.