#Skinnerest raises $15,441 for Oklahoma musicians in need


Sunday, August 18, 2019 This past Sunday afternoon, more than 400 music fans flocked to 18th & Boston in Tulsa for the fourth annual Tom Skinner Skyline Music Fest presented by Hideaway Pizza. They were treated to songs and stories from more than 40 Oklahoma musicians in songwriter-in-the-round sets, first-time musician pairings and even a few full band sets that … Read More

#Skinnerfest Lineup Announced


On Sunday, August 18th, more than 40 Oklahoma musicians will gather at Venue Shrine,  Mercury Lounge and Burn Co. BBQ at 18th and Boston in Tulsa to play an intimate festival celebrating the life and songwriting tradition of Oklahoma music hero, Tom Skinner. The festival will benefit Oklahoma musicians in crisis through the nonprofit Red Dirt Relief Fund. Grammy-nominated songwriter … Read More

2019 #Skinnerfest seeks sponsors & friends!


On Sunday, August 18th, Tom Skinner Skyline Festival brings 40+ Oklahoma songwriters and bands to 3 venues at 18th & Boston in Tulsa to benefit Oklahoma musicians. Now in it’s 4th year, the festival also offers an intimate VIP Brunch Concert. SPONSORSHIPS Starting at $500, Fest sponsorships allow businesses to showcase their brands, engage with fans and support for the … Read More

2019 Restless Spirit Award goes to Randy Crouch


The Restless Spirit Award was presented to beloved Oklahoma fiddler, Randy Crouch, during Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café music festival in Stillwater on May 1st. Crouch, who lives in a self-constructed geodesic dome near the Illinois River and refers to his songs as “Oklahoma protest music,” learned to play piano, guitar and ukulele at a young age and was influenced to … Read More

2019 Gypsy Cafe Schedule


THE FESTIVAL:  Sixty Oklahoma songwriters will play acoustic sets, swapping songs and stories inspired by the godfather of Red Dirt, Bob Childers, to benefit Oklahoma musicians through the Red Dirt Relief Fund. Fans will be venue-hopping to catch returning favorites like Stoney LaRue, John Fullbright, Kaitlin Butts, Mike Hosty, Carter Sampson and Red Dirt Rangers to name a few. Ten … Read More

Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest Finals part of Gypsy Cafe PreParty April 30th


“Abilities” by Dallas Parker, “Angels Lullaby” by Ashliann Rivera, “Breathless” by Chloe-Beth Campbell and “Hollyhocks and Morning Glories” by Scott Aycock were selected from 74 entries as finalists in the second annual Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest. Finalists will play their songs before a live audience at the Gypsy Café Preparty hosted by the Red Dirt Rangers on April 30th from 6:30-9:30pm at … Read More

$79 Stay for Gypsy Cafe


Need a place to stay for  Bob Childers’ Gypsy Cafe 2019? Our partner hotel,  Home2 Suites by Hilton Stillwater, is offering fans a $79 nightly rate!! Conveniently located blocks from our venues, this hotel offers amenities including free breakfast, wifi, fitness center and indoor pool. Rooms must be booked by April 22nd using this link: http://group.home2suites.com/GypsyCafeFan

Fullbright, LaRue top 2019 Gypsy Cafe lineup


WHO:  Now in its eighth year, Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café will showcase 60 Oklahoma songwriters, including perennial favorites like Stoney LaRue, Kaitlin Butts, Mike McClure, Randy Crouch, Mike Hosty, Monica Taylor and Red Dirt Rangers while adding 10 new voices to the lineup. Nine of the featured musicians have benefitted from the Red Dirt Relief Fund. The all-star lineup includes … Read More

Byron Berline Benefit March 31st


On February 23rd, a dear member of the Oklahoma music community, Byron Berline, suffered a devastating loss when his Double Stop Fiddle Shop & Music Hall and its priceless collection of instruments and music memorabilia was destroyed by fire in downtown Guthrie. Red Dirt Relief Fund is honored to join with Tower Theater and stellar musicians including Jana Jae, The Bonhams, Steelwind, … Read More

#GivingTunesday 2018

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It’s a like a tiny desk concert from 40+ musicians all in one day: Tuesday, November 27th! In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, the largest international day of giving, Red Dirt Relief Fund is proud to collaborate with musicians across the state to bring live tunes to fans on Facebook in a campaign called #GivingTunesday. Fans are encouraged to LIKE the … Read More