September 26, 2017

Eric Church, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi Headline All-Star Line-Up at 2017 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival

Songwriter’s Best Meets Paradise On November 29th - December 2nd

Press Release

(NASHVILLE, TN September 26, 2017) –– The third annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival, happening November 29th- December 2nd, combines the lush landscapes and local flavor of Maui with the international acclaim of country music’s best. This one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting with intimate sets from an all-star line-up. Country superstar Eric Church will be returning for the second year in a row to headline the festival along with GRAMMY-winning country music singer-songwriter Maren Morris and ACM’s New Male Vocalist of the Year, Jon Pardi.  Tickets go on sale October 6th and can be purchased by visiting

Other top songwriters featured over the three-day festival include country music hitmakers Bob DiPiero, Casey Beathard and Lee Thomas Miller, Collective Soul front-man Ed Roland, Ashley McBryde who was named Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: May 2017,” Randy Houser who was touted as having “one of the most powerful voices in country music” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and local favorite Lily Meola, named Best of Maui for the second year in a row, will all be performing. Look for more to be announced soon.

Of coming back to perform at the festival, Eric Church stated, “Last year’s event was one of the most unique performances I’ve ever had in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.  I can’t wait to go back!”

“The BMI Maui Songwriters Festival has become a time-honored tradition that we hope to continue for many years to come,” said Mason Hunter, Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships. “The amazing songwriters performing to the backdrop of paradise, contributing to a good cause and the local hospitality of Maui, make this festival something we look forward to all year.”

Hosted by Storme Warren of Sirius XM’s The Highway, these concerts will fill Maui’s premiere venues including Fleetwood’s on Front Street, the Marriott Wailea Beach Resort, Tommy Bahamas at the Shops at Wailea and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Many of these acoustic sets will feature Nashville’s signature “songwriters-in-the-round” where in addition to performing, songwriters share the stories behind their hit songs.

Adding a philanthropic element to BMI Maui Songwriters Festival, a portion of the proceeds will once again benefit Dorvin and Betty Leis Charities, Inc., the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and the BMI Foundation, dedicated to encouraging the creation, performance, and study of music through awards, scholarships, grants, and commissions.

The third annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival is sponsored by Goodfellow Family Foundation, XPeri, SunTrust Bank and Texas Roadhouse. Delta Air Lines is the official airline of the festival, with additional support provided by the Marriott Wailea Beach Resort which is offering special rates to attendees.

To receive information on individual shows, ticket purchase details and more information, please visit

Celebrating over 77 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in nearly 13 million musical works created and owned by more than 800,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI’s The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every Monday to stay up to date on all things music.

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