BMI partnered with the iconic Baltimore restaurant and music venue Germano’s Piattini recently (9/6) to present a special performance by Nashville-based pop band Harpooner at the 5th annual Little Italy Madonnari Festival in Charm City. Germano’s Piattini has supported BMI songwriters for many years through the BMI fees they pay to license the live music they feature regularly in their upstairs cabaret. The free outdoor chalk festival, which is supported and run by the local bars and restaurants of Little Italy, includes live music, street performers, participatory art, an art market and al fresco dining in a celebration of the contemporary renaissance of Baltimore’s historic Italian neighborhood. Harpooner is an innovative BMI pop band, fronted by Scott Schmadeke, with a style that has been described as chamber groove-pop with ELO influences. Their upcoming sophomore album is entitled Rose Park.