BMI Sets Stage for ACL Music Festival 2009

Posted in News on July 14, 2009

The sounds scheduled to pour off of BMI’s shady stage at the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival slated for October 2-4 in Austin, Texas, promise grade-A sonic gumbo. Mirroring the acclaimed diversity of the festival itself, BMI has stacked a stage with rock-n-roll, soulsters, neo-folkies, and musical melting pots who adroitly glean from it all, from the prowling soul-pop of Matt Morris and the contemplative folk-pop of Sarah Siskind, to The Dexateens’ wiry southern rock and Damien Horne’s moody neo-soul.

ACL Bands


Friday, October 2

nelo (Austin) 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Sarah Siskind (Nashville) 12:40-1:20 p.m.

Jonell Mosser (Nashville) 2:40-3:20 p.m.

The Wood Brothers (Atlanta) 4:40-5:20 p.m.

The Greencards (Austin) 6:40-7:20 p.m.

ACL Bands

Saturday, October 3

Dexateens (Tuscaloosa) 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Damien Horne (Nashville) 12:40-1:20 p.m.

Jeffrey Steele (Nashville) 2:40-3:20 p.m.

Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights (Dallas) 4:40-5:20 p.m.

John Vanderslice 6:40-7:20 p.m.

Sunday, October 4

Vince Mira (Seattle) 12:40-1:20 p.m.

Jypsi (Nashville) 2:40-3:20 p.m.

Sons of Bill (Charlottesville) 4:40-5:20 p.m.

Matt Morris (Denver) 6:40-7:20 p.m.


BMI’s stage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival exemplifies the organization’s continued dedication to fostering auspicious new talent. BMI’s layered approach to songwriter development comprises educational, creative and promotional opportunities, including the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre, Jason Blume Songwriters’ and Jazz Composers Workshops; 8 off 8th, Pick of the Month and Acoustic Lounge showcase series; and stages at premier festivals including Lollapalooza, South By Southwest, the Key West Songwriters Festival and the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

The Austin City Limits Festival is slated for October 2-4, 2009 in Austin’s Zilker Park. Festival headliners will include the Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, the Beastie Boys, the Levon Helm Band, and John Legend. For the complete lineup, tickets, announcements, and more information, please visit