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Second Annual Sandestin Music Festival Slated for August 12 & 13
Jeffrey Steele, Lari White and More to Perform
Nashville, Tenn. June 26, 2011 -- The weekend of August 12-13, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will be the place to be for music lovers of all ages when the 2nd Annual Sandestin Music Festival hits multiple stages throughout the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
Co-sponsored by BMI, the free, open-to-the-public event will feature BMI contemporary country trendsetters Jeffrey Steele and James Slater; powerhouse country vocalist and Broadway star Lari White; and promising up-and-comers Kree Harrison, Thomas Rhett, Joanna Cotten, Tyler Farr, and the Pernikoff Brothers.
“We are building on the huge success of last year’s event  where people of all ages enjoyed free concerts amid our wonderful resort setting and white sand beaches,” said Sandestin president John Russell.  “We invite everyone to come see what all the fun is about and cap their summer season with us!”
BMI’s support of the Sandestin Music Festival exemplifies the organization’s continued dedication to elevating the art and business of songwriting. BMI’s multi-faceted approach to songwriter development includes numerous networking and performance opportunities, from the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre, Jason Blume Songwriters’ and Jazz Composers Workshops; and 8 off 8th, Pick of the Month and Acoustic Lounge showcase series; to stages and slots at other premier festivals including Lollapalooza, South By Southwest, the French Quarter Festival, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, and the Key West Songwriters Festival.
About the Sandestin Music Festival
Tucked in one of the country's most inviting stretches of white sandy beaches, the second annual Sandestin Music Festival takes over Destin, Florida's unparalleled Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort August 12-13, 2011. During the festival, live music from a collection of top-tier country and pop hit-makers complements the resort's already bustling activity menu, which ranges from golfing, tennis and biking to gourmet eats and sunny lounging. The Sandestin Music Festival is sponsored by BMI, the Sandestin Resort, and Southwest Airlines.   Discounted rates for deluxe accommodations are available, featuring a free night with the purchase of two with promotion code FREE3.
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About BMI
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI), a global leader in rights management, is an American performing right organization that represents more than 475,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents. BMI songwriters and composers were the most celebrated creative voices in awards presentations and on the charts during the past year, accounting for almost two-thirds of the Grammy Awards and dominating other key awards and honors presentations across all genres of music.


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