BMI Announces SXSW 2017 Line-Up Including a Headlining Performance From Ryan Adams

Posted in News on March 2, 2017
Pictured: Ryan Adams
Pictured: Ryan Adams

Continuing a more than 30-year presence at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, BMI is proud to announce a series of showcases highlighting songwriting’s best throughout the week, capped with a headlining performance by GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter Ryan Adams at ACL Live at the Moody Theater on Friday, March 17. 

The BMI & SAG-AFTRA event will also feature Portland-based rock band Summer Cannibals, Los Angeles indie trio Cherry Glazerr, Austin singer-songwriter Emily Wolfe and Nashville garage-rocker Ron Gallo before Adams takes the stage for a two-hour set in support of his new album, Prisoner, which recently debuted at a career high #3 on the U.S. albums chart. Doors are at 6:45 p.m. with opening performances beginning at 7:45 p.m.

See below for BMI’s complete SXSW line-up and for more information, go to

Tuesday, March 14 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
BMI’s Howdy Texas Party- The 17th annual party, held at STUBB’S, will be presented by Deep Eddy with AT&T and Breckenridge Bourbon as supporting sponsors and will feature performances by Ron Pope, Langhorne Slim and Valerie June.  (Invite only)

Wednesday, March 15 - 2:00-6:00 p.m.
YETI/BMI Day Party-  Some of BMI’s most buzzed-about Americana and indie songwriters including Dan Luke and The Raid, Colony House, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Jonny P, Brent Cobb and Paul Cauthen will perform at YETI’s Flagship Store in Austin. (Invite only)

Thursday, March 16 - 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
BMI PRESENTS: SONIDOS ALTERNOS- Nea Agostini, Gustavo Galindo, Victoria La Mala, Madame Récamier, PJ Sin Suela and 2017 GRAMMY Award-winner, iLe will be showcasing Latin music from around the globe at The Townsend. (SXSW badge required)

Friday, March 17- 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
BMI/AT&T Fiber Acoustic Brunch presented by SunTrust Bank-  An eclectic line-up of some of BMI’s most-promising songwriters including Vera Blue, Michael Blume, Brayton Bowman, Devin Dawson, morgxn and Caitlyn Smith will perform on the back lawn of the Four Seasons.  AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Deep Eddy Vodka, and YETI are supporting sponsors. (Invite only)