Sep 19, 2016


Four-Day Songwriter Series to Take Place at Hockeytown Cafe, Hard Rock Cafe, Detroit Institute of Music Education and the Fox Theatre

(DETROIT – September 19, 2016) CBS Radio has announced a four-day Detroit BMI Singer Songwriter Series that will span across several city venues Wednesday, October 19 through Saturday, October 22. 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 to 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, October 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 and $50) are on sale now at, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena Box Offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge), at all Ticketmaster locations and 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 (8-9 p.m.)
Jacob Whitesides

Friday, Oct. 21
Detroit Institute of Music Education (8-9 p.m.)
Songwriting event; more details to be announced

Saturday, Oct. 22
Fox Theatre (7:30 p.m.)
Jeff Bass
Uncle Kracker
Hunter Hayes
Sarah Buxton
Troy Verges
“Barrett Strong Tribute” ft. Joe “Pep” Harris, Melvin Davis, Thornetta Davis, The Stubbs Girls, and more.

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