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BMI Writers Set the Bar High at 2015 ACL Fest

Posted in News on August 25, 2015

24 bands will hit the BMI-sponsored stage and raise the bar for all the performances at the 2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Held over two weekends in Austin, TX, October 2-4 and October 9-11, the festival will take place in the famed Zilker Park and BMI’s stage will kick off the music marathon each day.

The first weekend will feature 12 acts, including Americana rock band Sons of Bill, R&B singer-songwriter Kehlani, BMI’s Road to Bonnaroo 2015 winner and groovy rock band Sol Cat and Rolling Stone’s CMA Fest can’t-miss country powerhouse duo, Muddy Magnolias.

Weekend two will showcase funky-soul band DeRobert & The Half-Truths, high-energy gospel-sounding Spirit Family Reunion, folk-country-pop pair Mandolin Orange, and summer’s breakout Canadian pop star Alessia Cara, along with 8 others.

Now in its thirteenth year, the BMI stage at ACL is known for bringing ready-to-break acts to perform alongside established BMI heavy hitters such as Hozier, Sturgill Simpson and Alabama Shakes. BMI stage veterans like Beat Connection, Cherub and Houndmouth will be returning to ACL’s main stages this year.

“We thank C3 Presents for allowing us to be a part of ACL Fest for so long and for partnering with us to help gain exposure for emerging bands,” said Mark Mason, BMI Executive Director, Writer-Publisher Relations. “It’s all about helping young up-and-coming bands. You can say you saw them first on the BMI stage!”

Below is BMI’s must-see line-up:


Friday, October 2

American Aquarium 12:15 – 1 p.m.

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas 2 – 3 p.m.

Maggie Koerner 4 – 5 p.m.

Sons of Bill 6 – 7 p.m.


Saturday, October 3

Mikaela Davis 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Sol Cat 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

KOA 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Rayland Baxter 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 4

Hunter Sharpe 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Kehlani 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

The Suffers 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Muddy Magnolias 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Friday, October 9

The Marcus King Band 12:15 – 1 p.m.

The London Souls 2 – 3 p.m.

Kansas Bible Company 4 – 5 p.m.

DeRobert & The Half-Truths 6 – 7 p.m.


Saturday, October 10

Adia Victoria 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Sugar + The Hi-Lows 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Sounds Del Mar 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Alessia Cara 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Sunday October 11

Mandolin Orange 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Spirit Family Reunion 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Steelism 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Lanz Pierce 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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