Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and the Ohio Craft Brewers Association (OCBA) are partnering to bring everyone’s two favorite things, music and beer, together for a special tour. From August 11 to August 22, BMI’s Nashville Songwriters Tour will crisscross Ohio, spanning cities from Avon to Dayton. Showcasing some of BMI’s top Nashville songwriters, these concerts are free and open to the public.
“There is something special about a summer night of live music,” said Dan Spears, BMI’s vice president of industry relations. “BMI is thrilled to partner with the OCBA to bring some of Nashville’s best songwriters showcasing the value that music brings to eating and drinking establishments across the country.”
Each night will feature performances from two of the six BMI songwriters on tour which includes Aaron Barker, Will Bowen, Earl Bud Lee, Hugh Mitchell, Even Stevens and Jason White. Pulling from a tradition made famous by the Bluebird Café in Nashville, the “songwriter in the round” acoustic performances will give concertgoers a rare opportunity to hear the stories behind some of country music’s biggest hits from the songwriters themselves.
“Craft breweries often serve as the hub of their local communities. Beer and music are time-honored ways of bringing people together,” said Justin Hemminger of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association. “We are excited to work with BMI and hope this tour is one of many to come.”