#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

2018 #Skinnerfest raises $6,871 for Oklahoma musicians

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Despite chilly temperatures and a mist in the air, Tulsa’s 18th & Boston neighborhood was alive and rocking as 50+ musicians graced three stages during Tom Skinner’s Skyline Music Festival. A total of $6,871 was raised to provide grants to Oklahoma musicians in crisis through the Red Dirt Relief Fund. Highlights of the day included: A raucous crowd responding with … Read More

Burn Co. VIP Brunch kicks off Tom Skinner Skyline Music Fest

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Join us for  VIP Brunch at Burn Co. Enjoy their delicious brunch buffet, Bloody Mary’s, bubbly & beautiful music from Monica Taylor, Jared Tyler, Gabe Marshall, Chris Lee Becker  & Beau Roberson. 12-2pm Burn Co. BBQ, 18th & Boston $50 VIP Brunch ticket includes brunch, beverages + festival admission All Ages (12 & under are $20 at the door with a ticketed adult)   Brunch … Read More

Free musician health care provided at 2018 Tom Skinner Skyline Fest

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When the Tom Skinner Skyline Music Festival returns to Tulsa’s SoBo neighborhood (18th & Boston) on Sunday, October 14th, more than 45 musicians on the lineup will have access to free flu shots,  health and dental screenings. Additionally, all proceeds of the festival organized by the nonprofit Red Dirt Relief Fund will support their mission to provide a safety net … Read More

Restless Spirit: Brandon Jenkins

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The 2018 Restless Spirit Award was presented to Wilma Jenkins in honor of her son, the late Brandon Jenkins, at the Bob Childers’ Gypsy Cafe festival in Stillwater on May 2nd. A Tulsa native, Jenkins attended OSU and launched what would become a decades-long career in Red Dirt music. He produced 16 albums throughout his career, and wrote songs that … Read More

Gypsy Cafe raises $30,044 for Oklahoma musicians

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2018 Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café grew in its seventh year with new audiences, partners, expanded programming and new voices. Here are some highlights: Wilma Jenkins accepted the Restless Spirit Award on behalf of her son, Brandon Jenkins. Later in the evening, a hand-painted guitar with his likeness sold for $6,000 in a live auction from the stage at Eskimo Joe’s. … Read More

Benefit raises $10,000+ for Brandon Jenkins

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We were honored to be a part of “Brothers & Sisters of the Dirt: A Memorial Benefit for Brandon Jenkins,” a beautiful evening at The Shrine in Tulsa last Sunday celebrating the life of our friend, Brandon Jenkins.  Through the efforts of Brad James, Donnie Rich, “The Fun Girls” Leatha Pierce and Jean Wiles, and so many generous donors and … Read More

Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest Finalists Announced!

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On May 2, 2018, Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café returns to Stillwater for its seventh year! In an effort to include undiscovered talent at the state’s largest songwriter festival, organizers announced the Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest in early March.  Judges recently narrowed a field of more than 40 songs down to 4 finalists:  Jason Scott’s “She Good to Me:” From Oklahoma City, Jason is … Read More

Play it Loud! Explores & Benefits Oklahoma Musicians

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Play It Loud! is an original music series that follows award-winning independent filmmaker, Adam Hampton, as he explores Oklahoma’s vibrant music scene with an eclectic lineup of the state’s rising musicians. The film series culminates at Play it Loud Live, a concert featuring Season 1 artists at Grand Casino & Resort Shawnee on August 25th. All proceeds of concert benefit Oklahoma … Read More