Four-Day Detroit BMI Songwriter Series Brings Musical Energy to the Motor City

To bring music to venues across the Motor City, CBS Radio is unveiling a four-day Detroit BMI Singer Songwriter Series that will span several locations Wednesday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 22.

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The series, sponsored by Olympia Entertainment, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Detroit Institute of Music Education, HD Radio and BMI, will feature intimate acoustic performances by artists who penned some of music’s favorite songs.

Headliners include Hunter Hayes, LoCash, Brett Young, Uncle Kracker, Jacob Whitesides, Tinashe and more. The festivities will culminate with a main event at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 22, paying tribute to Motown’s first artist to record a hit for the record company and storied songwriter, Barrett Strong.

Tickets for the Fox Theatre show ($35) go on sale Saturday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena Box Offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge), at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.  For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.

Admission is free to the public at Hockeytown Cafe and a nominal fee ($5) will be charged day-of-show at Hard Rock Cafe.

Dedicated to music and those who create it, the Detroit BMI Singer Songwriter Series will introduce Motor City’s music fans to the faces, voices and stories behind their favorite songs though unique and up-and-close showcases. Legendary songwriters Casey Beathard, Wendell Mobley, Michael Ray, Jerrod Niemann and Joe Nichols will also highlight the series.

Detroit BMI Singer Songwriter Series Artist Lineup*:

Wednesday, Oct. 19 –              

Hockeytown Cafe (7:30-9:30 p.m.)
Michael Ray
Casey Beathard
Wendell Mobley
Joe Nichols

Thursday, Oct. 20 – 

Hockeytown Cafe (7:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
Jerrod Niemann
Brett Young

Hard Rock Cafe (9-10 p.m.)
Tinashe
Jacob Whitesides

Friday, Oct. 21 – 

Detroit Institute of Music Education (5-6 p.m.)
Songwriting event; more details to be announced

Saturday, Oct. 22 – 

Fox Theatre (7:30 p.m.)
LoCash
Jeff Bass
Uncle Kracker
Hunter Hayes
Sarah Buxton
Troy Verges

“Barrett Strong Tribute” ft. Joe “Pep” Harris, Melvin Dean, Thornetta Davis, The Stubbs Girls, and more.

For more information on the Detroit BMI Singer Songwriter Series, visit WEBSITE. *Lineup is subject to change.

-OLYMPIA-

BMI Press Contact:

Jodie Thomas / BMI / 212-220-3142 / jthomas@bmi.com

About BMI

Celebrating over 76 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 12 million musical works created and owned by more than 750,000 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 www.bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Facebook page.

About Olympia Entertainment

Olympia Entertainment, a Detroit-based company owned by entrepreneurs Michael and Marian Ilitch, is one of the country’s most diverse sport and entertainment companies and the largest organization of its kind in the mid-west. The company owns and operates Detroit’s Fox Theatre, the intimate City Theatre and also books and operates Joe Louis Arena and books Comerica Park. Olympia Entertainment also handles business operations for the Detroit Red Wings, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League and collaborates with the Detroit Tigers baseball franchise and other Ilitch companies.

Other Ilitch companies include: Little Caesars Pizza, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, the Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesar Pizza Kits Fundraising Program and Olympia Development. Additionally, Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers, Inc., and Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel.

To learn more about Olympia Entertainment, visit www.olympiaentertainment.com. Also follow Olympia on Twitter @OEontheGo and at facebook.com/officialolympiaentertainment.

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