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BMI is Back for 2022 Austin City Limits Festival

Posted in News on September 9, 2022

BMI is thrilled to be back at Zilker Park for the 2022 Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 7-9 & 14-16, 2022. For the 18th year, BMI brings its curated, musically diverse lineup to ACL for two consecutive weekends of exciting music discovery.

The festival kicks off on Friday, October 7th with Elijah Wolf, followed by the energetic and expressive Lilyisthatyou, and Austin-based indie-rock band Sarah and the Sundays, along with several others. Additional Weekend One performers include sibling duo Aly & AJ, Craigslist-based songbirds Darkbird, and the haunting Isaac Dunbar.

Weekend Two will find more exceptional talent on the BMI stage, including the trailblazing country writer Lily Rose, psych-rock and indie-folk band The Brummies, and post-punk rockers Urban Heat. Other acts include R&B songwriter Siena Liggins and avid storytellers Sloppy Jane.

“BMI is always excited to return to Zilker Park for Austin City Limits, and this year is no exception,” says Mason Hunter, AVP Creative, Nashville. “We love working with C3 and are thrilled to be partnering with them for another four years, so that we can continue to invest in the Austin community and highlight our best and brightest talent on the BMI stage.”

For well over a decade, the BMI stage at ACL has had a hand in launching some of music’s biggest stars, including memorable performances from Miranda Lambert (‘03), Alessia Cara (‘15), Luke Combs (‘16), City and Colour (‘08), Gary Clark, Jr. (‘11), Shakey Graves (‘13), Jon Pardi (‘11, ‘14), Catfish and the Bottlemen (‘14), lovelytheband (‘18), and Maren Morris (‘16), who went on to win a GRAMMY within a year of appearing on the BMI ACL stage.

Each year, the BMI Lounge provides shade, rest, food, and drink for our performers and guests. This year’s lounge is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Waterloo Sparkling Water, and Liquid Death Mountain Water.

The full BMI stage lineup is below.

Listen to BMI’s 2022 ACL Playlist on Spotify

Below is the full schedule for the BMI-sponsored stage:

Weekend One Schedule

Friday, Oct. 7
1:45pm - 2:30pm – Elijah Wolf
3:15pm - 4:00pm – Lilyisthatyou
5:00pm - 6:00pm – Sarah & The Sundays

Saturday, Oct. 8
12:00pm - 12:45pm – Katzù Oso
1:30pm - 2:15pm – JESSIA
3:15pm - 4:15pm – Charlotte Sands
5:15pm - 6:15pm – Aly & AJ

Sunday, Oct. 9
11:45am - 12:30pm – Chicocurlyhead
1:15pm - 2:00pm – Darkbird
3:00pm - 4:00pm – Isaac Dunbar
5:00pm - 6:00pm – Eric Tessmer

Weekend Two Schedule

Friday, Oct. 14
1:45pm - 2:30pm – Early James
3:15pm - 4:00pm – Dro Kenji
5:00pm - 6:00pm – Lily Rose

Saturday, Oct. 15
12:00pm - 12:45pm – Izzy Heltai
1:30pm - 2:15pm – Ben Reilly
3:15pm - 4:15pm – Sloppy Jane
5:15pm - 6:15pm – The Brummies

Sunday, Oct. 16
11:45am - 12:30pm – Siena Liggins
1:15pm - 2:00pm – Joshua Ray Walker
3:00pm - 4:00pm – Urban Heat
5:00pm - 6:00pm – Jackson Dean