DEC 5: BMI Maui Songwriters Festival Kickoff Party
DEC 5: BMI Maui Songwriters Festival Kickoff Party
Fleetwood’s on Front St. is proud to kick off the 5th annual Maui Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI, with an intimate evening of in-the-round performances and storytelling by some of Nashville's most prolific songwriters. Attendees will hear personal accounts of how some of these hit songs came to be written, recorded, and performed all over the world:
“Live Like You Were Dying” written by Tim Nichols, performed by Tim McGraw
“Blue Clear Sky” written by Bob DiPiero, performed by George Strait
“Smoking Jacket” written by Lucie Silvas, performed by Miranda Lambert
“Cowboys And Angels” written by Tim Nichols, performed by Dustin Lynch
“Take Me As I Am” written by Bob DiPiero, performed by Faith Hill
“Good”, “In The Blood” and “Desperately Wanting” written by Kevin Griffin, performed by Better Than Ezra
“Stuck Like Glue” written by Kevin Griffin, performed by Sugarland
“The Church On Cumberland Road” written by Bob DiPiero, performed by Shenndoah
Artist information below and additional Festival details can be found at www.mauisongwritersfestival.com.
5:00pm Will Call Opens at Fleetwood’s Main Host Desk
6:30pm Artist Reception/Meet & Greet
7:00pm Doors Open
8:00pm Maui Songwriter Festival Kick Off, Round #1
9:00pm Round #2
10:00pm Event Concludes, Guests Depart
$60 Standing Room Main Bar and Lounge
$125 Front Row
$225 VIP Booth with Artist Meet & Greet
$100 Meet & Greet Add to any Ticket
SEATED TICKETS are assigned based on date of purchase. Theatre style seats, no table, you are welcome to make reservation for dinner on our rooftop via OpenTable or calling (808) 669-MICK (6425).
STANDING/LOUNGE TICKETS are in our Main Bar and Lounge. Limited seating is available on a first come first serve basis, some will have to stand through the duration of the concert. The Bar & Lounge is open starting at 2PM for Happy Hour.
MEET & GREET GUESTS need to arrive by 6:25pm, please be advised we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. This will take place in Fleetwood’s Club Keller at 6:30pm, please check-in at our host stand at 6:25pm to be shown the way. Photo’s will be taken by a BMI photographer and shared on Facebook after the event.
VIP BOOTHS will need to arrive by 6:25pm for the Meet & Greet, you will be back at the at the booth by 7:00pm for dinner and will remain at the booth for the concert. Booths will likely be shared with other parties, dependent on party size. Food and beverage are additional to ticket price
Ticket proceeds benefit the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Dorvin and Betty Leis Charities, Inc. and the BMI Foundation.
72HR CANCELLATION NOTICE REQUIRED FOR ALL TICKETS
ALL AGES WELCOME
Vulnerable and emotional, Lucie Silvas has a sound all her own. Taking inspiration from Fleetwood Mac, the Carpenters, Carole King and The Jackson 5, Silvas and her best friend, producer Jon Green, have created a “nu soul/cocktail/dance’n’roll” hybrid with lyrics that reflect exactly where she is today. The songstress, who hails from New Zealand the UK, recently released the critically acclaimed Letters to Ghosts album and will continue touring the US through the beginning of 2020. With pounding, fearless songs that immediately convey hope and humanity, Lucie Silver is not afraid to throw down.
Since his first #1 in 1983, songwriter Bob DiPiero has been responsible for an uninterrupted string of country music hits. A member of the Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, he has had more than 1,000 songs record by other artists, countless hit singles and a remarkable 15 #1 hits that have been featured in TV shows, commercials and movies. Among his countless awards are several BMI Million-Air honors, multiple Songwriter of the Year Awards and two consecutive Triple Play awards for three #1 songs within a 12-month period. In addition, DiPiero was presented with the CMA Chairman’s Award and earned a place on the Nashville Walk of Fame. In 2017, BMI named him a Country Icon in celebration of his outstanding career achievements and indelible influence on generations of music makers.
With nearly two dozen smash hits and multiple awards to his credit, Tim Nichols has earned his place among Nashville’s most elite and respected tunesmiths. Notably, he cowrote the 2004 Tim McGraw song, “Live Like You Were Dying,” which stayed at #1 for ten consecutive weeks, broke a 30-year chart record, and won every major song award that is presented for country music, including the 2005 GRAMMY for Best Country Song. Nicholas also helped launch the careers of Jo Dee Messina and Dustin Lynch by co-writing their hits, “Heads Carolina, Tails California” and “Cowboys and Angels,” respectively, and has cowriting credit on Chris Young’s three-week #1, “The Man I Want to Be.” Aside from his charity work and serving on the Board of Directors of the Country Music Association, Nichols is also a photographer. He loves the process of creating and looks forward to the images and songs yet to come.
Kassi Ashton made her first splash in country music back in 2017. After landing a deal with UMG Nashville and Interscope Records, the singer/songwriter released the 2018 single, “California, Missouri” to critical acclaim, later lending her voice to “Drop Top” from Keith Urban’s chart-topping album, Graffiti U. Expanding on her penchant for confessional storytelling, she dropped her follow-up solo single, “Taxidermy,” in May 2018 and was recognized as a star on the rise by a number of publications including Huffington Post, The Tennessean and Refinery29. Her recent singles, “Violins,” “Pretty Shiny Things,” and “Field Party” demonstrate her pop sensibilities and commitment to authenticity, and this year she earned a spot as one of the openers for Maren Morris’ wildly successful GIRL: The World Tour. Having been described by Urban as ”a unique, original creature” and by Rolling Stone as a “devilish songwriter who isn’t afraid to flip convention on its head,” Ashton promises that there is much more where that came from.
Songwriter and producer, Kevin Griffin, has produced, written and co-written albums and songs that have sold in excess of 30 million copies. With an impressive resume that includes producing and writing for artists like Taylor Swift, Train, Sugarland, Barenaked Ladies, Christina Perri and James Blunt, among others, Griffin made his professional debut in 1995 as the singer and songwriter for the band, Better Than Ezra. Their debut record went double platinum, and they have since scored several gold hits while continuing to tour the world. Griffin also teamed up with fellow songwriter, Sam Hollander, to form Band of Merrymakers. Billed as a yuletide supergroup with a rotating roster of collaborators like Fitz and the Tantrums, Natasha Bedingfield and Neon Trees, the band has performed on TV and in performing arts centers around the country, donating proceeds to GRAMMY’s MusiCares Foundation. Aside from writing and producing, Griffin is involved with artist management and is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Clive David School of Music. He is the founder of the Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival in Franklin, TN, where he lives and works.