On Sunday, October 17th, more than 40 Oklahoma musicians came together on a beautiful sunny day at 18th & Boston in Tulsa to celebrate the life and legacy of beloved Oklahoma songwriter, Tom Skinner, and raised $15,534 for music professionals in crisis!
After taking the festival virtual in 2020 due to pandemic, organizers are excited to bring the sixth annual Skinnerfest back in person and will require everyone in attendance to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event. According to Red Dirt Relief Fund Executive Director Katie Dale, “We personally know hundreds of stories of how this pandemic has devastated individuals working in all facets of the music industry in our state. These individuals are working hard to recover their losses, provide for their families and continue performing in the safest ways possible. We hope to honor that at this festival while bringing people back to work making music for audiences to appreciate live.” You can view the 2020 virtual festival in its entirety HERE.
A round of applause for our partners!
Photographs taken during 2020 Skinnerfest recording at Mercury Lounge and Cain’s Ballroom courtesy of Sean Payne and Molly McElwain.
Photos from 2019 Tom Skinner’s Skyline Music Fest