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Diverse Lineup at BMI 2008 ‘Sundance Snowball’  Showcase

Posted in News on January 8, 2008

BMI and Sundance will host the sixth annual Sundance Snowball showcase on Wednesday, January 23 during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Scheduled to perform are Los Angeles “dirty reggae”/rock group The Aggrolites, Nick Urata from “gypsy punk” band DeVotchKa, Steve Smith from rock group Dirty Vegas and Six Degrees recording artist Cheb i Sabbah. The showcase will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the Sundance House at the Kimball Art Center (638 Park Avenue).

This is an official 2008 Sundance Film Festival event and is open to festival badge holders, press and invited guests only; tickets will not be sold.

Showtimes for the Snowball showcase will be:

6 p.m. Cheb i Sabbah with Salar Nader, Mitch Hyare and special guest Gingger Shankar

6:30 p.m. Steve Smith from Dirty Vegas

7:15 p.m. Nick Urata from DeVotchKa

8:15 p.m. The Aggrolites

Songwriter/Artist Bios

BMI is a committed partner of the Festival, having showcased vital musical talent there for the past 15 years. BMI is a founding sponsor and participant of the Sundance Composers Lab and music program. Past BMI Sundance shows have included BMI songwriters DEVO, Shelby Lynne, Keb Mo, Vanessa Carlton, Terrence Blanchard, Minnie Driver, The Neville Brothers, Van Hunt, Cheap Trick and many more. For more information on BMI events at Sundance as well as on-site coverage of the Festival, please visit bmi.com/sundance.

The Sundance Film Festival is the premier showcase for U.S. and international independent film. Held each January in and around Park City, Utah, the Festival is a core program of the Sundance Institute, a nonprofit cultural organization founded by Robert Redford in 1981. Presenting 120 dramatic and documentary feature-length films in seven distinct categories and 80 short films each year, the Sundance Film Festival has introduced American audiences to some of the most innovative films of the past two decades, including American Splendor, Clerks, Hustle and Flow, Maria Full of Grace, Napoleon Dynamite, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Smoke Signals and Super Size Me. Beyond the streets of Park City, the official website of the Sundance Film Festival, www.sundance.org, shares the Festival experience with a global audience through the streaming of short films, filmmaker interviews, and current news and box office information.