On Sunday, October 16th, more than 40 Oklahoma musicians gathered at Mercury Lounge and Venue Shrine at 18th and Boston in Tulsa to play the seventh annual “Skinnerfest” celebrating the life and songwriting tradition of Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer, Tom Skinner.
The festival raised $18,503 for Red Dirt Relief Fund’s Financial Assistance fund to aid music professionals facing unavoidable emergencies! Thank you to all who played a part in this year’s fest!
This year’s lineup represented a mix of Skinner’s Red Dirt friends and “Tulsa Sound” musicians and including Wednesday Night Science Project, Pilgrim, Red Dirt Rangers with Mike McClure, Ayilla, Bob Wiles, Bryon White, Carl Carbonell, Cassie Latshaw, Chris Blevins, Craig Skinner, Dustin Pittsley, Kierston White, Jacob Tovar, Jared Tyler, Jesse Aycock, Joey Frendo, Johnny Mullenax, Kurt “Frenchy” Nielsen, Lance Roark, Larry Spears, Kalyn Fay, Paul Benjaman, Shandee Layne, Thomas Trapp, Tori Ruffin, Wink Burcham and more.
The day kicked off at noon with a limited-capacity Bloody Mary Brunch at Shrine featuring the Oklahoma All-Star Band led by Tulsa torchbearer, Paul Benjaman, featuring performances by Ayilla, Jacob Tovar, Jared Tyler and Jesse Aycock.
On Sunday, October 16th, more than 40 Oklahoma musicians came together on a beautiful fall day in Tulsa to celebrate the life and legacy of beloved Oklahoma songwriter, Tom Skinner, and raised $18,503 for music professionals in crisis.
Wink Burcham & Kurt “Frenchy” Nielson
Johnny Mullenax & Thomas Trapp
Lance Roark & Carl Carbonell
Cassie Latshaw, Josh Westbrook & Tori Ruffin
Bryon White & Kierston White
Bloody Mary Brunch:
Paul Benjaman’s Oklahoma All-Stars with special guests Ayilla, Kalyn Fay, Jacob Tovar, Jared Tyler & Jesse Aycock
Brunch or Friend of the Fest ticket required.
Bob Wiles & Larry Spears
Chris Blevins & Joey Frendo
Dustin Pittsley & Shandee Layne
Mike McClure w/
Red Dirt Rangers’ Tom Skinner Tribute
Wednesday Night Science Project
Take a trip down memory lane and check out some of our past festivals and their highlights.