The Made in Oklahoma Fest and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) announce an open call for Oklahoma musicians to play at the eighth annual event, held at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center on May 10-11.
Selected musicians will perform for the Oklahoma Stage Rush music series, which happens on the festival’s outdoor and indoor stages Saturday, May 11. The outdoor stage will accommodate solo acts up to a full band, while the indoor stage will host acoustic solo and duo acts as well as instrumental-only artists.
Made in Oklahoma Fest brings cultural activities, events and agricultural vendors to one destination offering guests the opportunity to discover, sip, taste and relax in a fun-filled atmosphere. The festival features an array of Made in Oklahoma products and services from wineries, breweries, artists, merchants, restaurants, food trucks and more. Guests can also enjoy an open car, truck and motorcycle show as well as join in on exciting classes and competitions.
In 2018, more than 5,000 people attended the festival and that number is on the rise as the “going local” trend continues to grow.
The Oklahoma Stage Rush series showcases the homegrown talent produced by Oklahoma artists and provides bands an opportunity to gain exposure, network with business owners and sample the fine wine, beer and food items that Oklahoma has to offer. For more information about the festival, visit madeinoklahomafest.com.
WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?
The selected musicians receive:
• Financial compensation
• Benefits package including tokens and hotel discounts
• Exposure to targeted audience
• Social media promotion
• One of your original songs placed on a download drop card to be distributed as promotion for the fesitval
• Feature in OF+MO eblasts with reach of over 4,800
• Feature in OF+MO monthly newsletter with reach of over 6,500
• Promotion on the Made in Oklahoma Fest website
• Promotion in the Made in Oklahoma Fest digital advertisements and print material
• Promotion on the radio and other media websites
Made in Oklahoma Fest is an event that celebrates and promotes music that was created (made) in Oklahoma by original Oklahoma artists. We ask that 80 percent of a band’s set be comprised of original music.
The outdoor stage will ONLY promote genres such as new country, old country, Americana, Red Dirt, rockabilly, pop, soft rock, moderate rock and indie rock.
The indoor stage is in a large ballroom filled with vendors so soft music is most appropriate. This includes instrumental, light vocals, folk, Americana and Celtic. No percussions are allowed.
Bands from across the state will be considered for this event. You do not have to be from Midwest City or the Oklahoma City area to apply.
Register for the Oklahoma Music Directory
The open call for Oklahoma musicians to perform at the Made in Oklahoma Fest is in promotion of the Oklahoma Music Directory, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office’s online database of Oklahoma musicians and music businesses. Therefore, acts must be registered in the database in order to be selected. If you are not already registered, please register in the Oklahoma Music Directory before submitting your application.
A link to your music is required to complete registration.
If you are already registered, or now that you are registered in the Oklahoma Music Directory,
APPLY TO PLAY AT Made in Oklahoma Fest.
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH OF+MO
To have your event(s) listed in our online events calendar, please send the following information to Katie.Lovasz@TravelOK.com.
• Your Name/Band’s Name
• Venue and address
• Link to the event
• Image (if you have one)
• Tell us about your new albums
• Do you have a new album coming out? Send the release date and any associated show information (see above) to Katie.Lovasz@TravelOK.com.