#Skinnerfest Live Stream on Oct. 2nd at 8pm

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Now in its fourth year, the Tulsa music fest that has become known as Skinnerfest, will air as a streaming event through Mercury Lounge Live on October 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm. All proceeds benefit Red Dirt Relief Fund which has provided $145,000 to 580 out-of-work Oklahoma music people since March. The festival will feature two sets recorded live at … Read More

$143,00 in COVID relief aid granted to 572 Oklahoma music professionals

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Red Dirt Relief Fund announced today they have fulfilled all eligible applications for their COVID-19 Emergency Music Grants, delivering $143,000 in one-time $250 payments to music professionals across more than 30 Oklahoma counties. The program, which was launched in mid-March, was open to any Oklahoman working in music who sustained a financial loss of at least $1,000 due to cancelled/postponed … Read More

$100,000 in COVID-19 relief for Oklahoma music people

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While we cannot know how COVID-19 will spread or how long this pandemic will last, we do know that this virus has universally devastated our working music community. A majority of gigs and festivals for the coming weeks and months have cancelled or postponed. While some Oklahomans are fortunate to have paid leave, remote-work options and other safety nets, working … Read More

2020 Gypsy Cafe: Reimagined

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Oklahoma’s Largest Roots Songwriter Fest “Reimagined” in Ninth Year Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café, Oklahoma’s largest homegrown songwriter festival that has taken place in Stillwater, Okla. for the past eight years, will be “Reimagined” as a show that will premiere on digital streaming platforms through O’Colly TV on April 29 at 6:00pm. The festival benefits Oklahoma artists in need through the … Read More

2020 Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest Accepting Entries

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JLF Songwriting Contest 2020

Now in its third year, the Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest is open to unsigned and emerging Oklahoma songwriters. The contest is free with a grand prize of $500 and the chance to join the lineup of Bob Childers Gypsy Café, Oklahoma’s largest songwriter festival, on April 29, 2020.  Each artist may submit one lyric-driven song online at  https://forms.gle/tqN2b7oFMrmmyQ6k6 by March 1st.   The songwriting … Read More

#GivingTunesday: Dec. 3, 2019

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It’s a like a tiny desk concert from 40+ musicians all in one day: Tuesday, December 3rd! 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 & Instagram in a campaign called #GivingTunesday. On Tuesday, December 3rd, … Read More

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

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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

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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!

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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