October 23, 2013
BMI Announces the Inaugural Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival in the Bahamas, December 5-9
Performances by Jon Pardi, Dallas Davidson, Blair Daly, Kree Harrison, Native Run, Chris Farren, Ashley Gorley, Johnnie & Joe, Chris DeStefano, Rodney Clawson and Nicolle Galyon
NASHVILLE, October 23, 2013 – Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, announces the inaugural Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival presented by Hope Town Harbour Lodge and BMI to be held December 5-9, 2013. Set in the idyllic district of Hope Town on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, the Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival will feature three days of great free performances from top songwriters and artists, including Jon Pardi, Dallas Davidson, Blair Daly, Kree Harrison, Native Run, Chris Farren, Ashley Gorley, Johnnie & Joe, Chris DeStefano, Rodney Clawson and Nicolle Galyon, hosted by GAC’s Storme Warren at different venues across the island.
“BMI is committed to presenting new and unique opportunities for our songwriters to showcase their talents, and the Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival will do just that, ” said BMI’s Executive Director of Writer/Publisher Relations Mark Mason. “There’s no more perfect time of year to head to the Bahamas, and together with Combustion Music and the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, we plan to present an amazing opportunity for fans and songwriters alike.”
“We have assembled an incredible group of songwriters who collectively have written over 60 No. 1 songs, and I can’t think of a more beautiful place to showcase their talents than Hope Town,” said Combustion Music’s President Chris Farren.
“The Hope Town Harbour Lodge is honored to host this one-of-a-kind event bringing a stellar lineup of talent to the island for two great local causes,” said Steve Johnson, co-owner of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge.
The Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival will raise awareness and collect proceeds benefitting the Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Every Child Counts, an alternative education program for children with learning, developmental or physical disabilities. Additional sponsors for the inaugural Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival include Harbour’s Edge, Hope Town Inn and Marina, Abaco Inn, Albury’s Ferry Service, Hope Town Hideaways, Elbow Cay Properties, Froggies Out Island Adventures, SunTrust Bank and the Academy of Country Music. Events for the Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival are free, and those interested in accommodations and more information should contact the Hope Town Harbour Lodge at www.hopetownlodge.com.
BMI’s involvement in the inaugural Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival underscores the organization’s overall advocacy for songwriters and its commitment to the value of music. BMI is focused on nurturing and sustaining relationships with emerging and established musical creators across all genres of music, through appearances at music festivals, workshops, panels and showcases.
# # #
Natasha Powell, BMI