#GivingTunesday on November 30th

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Now in it’s fourth year, #GivingTunesday showcases performances from Oklahoma musicians across all musical genres and geographies as a way to say THANK YOU to fans for their support of local music and the nonprofit that benefits local artists in crisis, Red Dirt Relief Fund. Artists will go live throughout the day on their social media channels. See the lineup … Read More

Skinnerfest raises $15,354 for music people in need

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Last Sunday more than 400 music fans flocked to 18th & Boston in Tulsa for the sixth annual Tom Skinner Skyline Music Fest, lovingly nicknamed Skinnerfest. They were treated to songs and stories from more than 40 Oklahoma musicians in songwriter-in-the-round and full band sets that filled the neighborhood with music all day. The festival raised $15,354 to support grant … Read More

Red Dirt Relief Fund receives Governor’s Arts Award for Community Service

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On November 9, the Oklahoma Arts Council recognized Red Dirt Relief Fund as a recipient of The Community Service Award among 14 individuals and three organizations that were honored for their contributions to the arts during the 44th Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Awards. During the ceremony, Joy Harjo, three-time US Poet Laureate, was designated an Oklahoma Cultural Treasure, and Broken Arrow’s … Read More

Skinnerfest returns to Tulsa October 17th

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On Sunday, October 17th, more than 30 Oklahoma musicians will gather at Mercury Lounge and Venue Shrine at 18th and Boston in Tulsa to play an intimate festival celebrating the life and songwriting tradition of Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer, Tom Skinner. The festival will benefit Oklahoma musicians in crisis through the nonprofit Red Dirt Relief Fund that has granted … Read More

A Show of Gratitude June 5th in OKC

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With overflowing gratitude, the Red Dirt Relief Fund is excited to host their first socially distant live show this year as a ‘thank you’ to everyone who donated to help our Oklahoma music industry survive the impacts of the pandemic. “A Show of Gratitude” will feature four Oklahoma musicians who received COVID Crisis Grants from Red Dirt Relief Fund (RDRF) … Read More

2021 Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest Accepting Entries

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Now in its fourth 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 feature of the song at Bob Childers Gypsy Café, Oklahoma’s largest songwriter festival held each spring in Stillwater. Each artist may submit one lyric-driven song online at https://forms.gle/7815oroDTYXEom5H8  by 11:59pm on … Read More

COVID Crisis Grants available starting 12/21/20

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Red Dirt Relief Fund is launching a new COVID Crisis grant program to provide up to $1,000 per household on a first-come, first-served basis to Oklahoma music professionals who face immediate housing, food, medical or transportation insecurity; have sustained a financial loss of at least $5,000 due to cancelled/postponed gigs related to COVID-19; and worked in the music business for … Read More

#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