Neither torrential rain nor exhaustive heat could keep music enthusiasts from gathering at BMI’s stage during Lollapalooza 2011, held at Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field in Chicago on August 5-7. Performances on the BMI stage kicked off each day at noon, setting the pace at the annual music festival known for its wide-ranging appeal.
Festival-goers seeking eclectic lineups and bucolic respite from the temperamental weather flocked to BMI’s stage to soak up the newly solo Patrick Stump; Latin-infused trendsetter Ceci Bastida; gusty outfit the Pretty Reckless; rootsy fiddler Ruby Jane; Aussie exports Boy & Bear; genre-jumpers The Chain Gang of 1974; rock quintet Electric Touch; bubblegoth wunderkind Kerli; hometown heroes Kids These Days; introspective popsters Typhoon; Southern-fried rockers the Kingston Springs; eclectic indies Deluka; thought-provoking singer/songwriter Lia Ices; fresh-faced troubadour Young Man; soulful rapper Sam Adams; power pair Black Cards; Grammy-nominated hit-maker Skylar Grey; and pop siren Christina Perri.
BMI is proud to present and sponsor stages at C3’s music festivals: Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Music Festival (September 16-18), and Langerado (October 8 & 9). BMI’s partnership with these elite festivals is designed to offer more prime showcasing opportunities to its songwriters, a distinct priority of the organization.