Songs to be completed by writers from around the globe and performed at concerts in Bella Vista, AR and at AmericanaFest in Nashville, TN Bentonville, Arkansas (September 6, 2016) – The I’ll Fly Away Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings songwriting into schools, has announced a partnership with the House of Songs, an Austin based company that brings together songwriters from around the world to collaborate and create songs. Together the two entities will bring songwriters from Australia, Austin and Nashville to complete the lost songs of Albert E. Brumley, the creator of the most recorded song of all time,
Power Of Music Festival
Presented by Coca-Cola
April 27-29, 2017
“Doug and I are excited to see what you have in store for our community through music. We understand how music, and the composition of songs, can open up a child’s world in a way that they may have never explored before. It can be a very important tool in telling a child’s personal story, or helping a child just relate to someone else.”
– Shelley McMillon, Wife of Walmart CEO Doug McMillon
The I’ll Fly Away Foundation is creating a multi-genre songwriter festival to celebrate the power that music has to make a difference in our lives. We are inviting 60+ songwriters from around the world to Bentonville, AR to tell the stories behind the hits we hear on the radio. Numerous artists will play all over several venues located around the Bentonville downtown area. We will be featuring in-the-round type showcases as well as a few unique one off shows. On Saturday April 29, we will be showcasing children’s song songwriters. This will be held at Crystal Bridges American History Museum in the morning followed by a family songwriting workshop in the afternoon to showcase what the Foundation’s educational mission does best.
The Power Of Music Festival has partnered with Coca-Cola as it’s presenting partner. Coke has brought in some of their partners like Sam’s Club and Walmart to help showcase select artists with in-store promotional videos. Coke will also be creating an artist and fan experience where the fan can get autographs, photos and merchandise signed by the artist.
The Power Of Music Festival has also partnered with SESAC and BMI, performing rights organizations that represent publishers and songwriters to help bring more songwriters to Bentonville. These two organizations will help round out our line-up to ensure we have an amazingly diverse, multi-genre songwriter festival.