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BMI Presents the 5th Annual Maui Songwriters Festival

Twelve6 Entertainment Sponsors multiple shows in Maui showcasing recently signed talent.


BMI recently held the fifth annual Maui Songwriters Festival in Maui, Hawaii on Dec. 5-7. Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris co-headlined this year’s lineup, which also included performances from fellow BMI songwriters Dustin Lynch, Randy Houser, Lukas Nelson and more.

The weekend launched at Fleetwood’s On Front St., with a show headlined by Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin, BMI Icon Bob DiPiero and GRAMMY, ACM and CMA Award-winner Tim Nichols, with support from Kassi AshtonEmma Kline and Roman Alexander.

Maren Morris led one of the festival’s signature events, “How I Wrote That Song,” which also featured Luke Dick and Lukas Nelson.

BMI concluded the festival with a powerhouse lineup at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center anchored by Lambert and Morris. The event offered in-the-round acoustic performances from Lynch, Houser, Nelson, Maui native Lily Meola and more, as well as a surprise performance from the legendary Willie Nelson.

In addition to being presented by BMI, the Maui Songwriters Festival is supported by Goodfellow Family Foundation, HD Radio, SunTrust Bank, Texas Roadhouse, Twelve6 Entertainment and wine partner Daou Vineyards. Delta Air Lines is the official airline of the festival, with additional support provided by the Fairmont Kea Lani. Additional community sponsors include the Wailea Resort Association, Maui Jim and Tommy Bahama.

Next year’s festival will take place Dec. 3-5, 2020 in Maui.

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