Category: Metro Music Fest

ACM@UCO ANNOUNCE THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN, GYAN RILEY AND NITTI GRITTI AS ADDITIONAL HEADLINERS FOR METRO MUSIC FEST

The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma will welcome the Lone Star quintet The Texas Gentlemen, diverse guitarist and artist Gyan Riley, and EDM artist Nitti Gritti as headlining acts to Oklahoma City for the ninth annual Metro Music Fest Friday, April 6.

The three will join main headliners The Revolution and Mavis Staples as well as 45 ACM-affiliated bands. The diverse lineup for Metro Music Fest 2018 boasts nine stages across Bricktown that will support different genres of music.

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METRO MUSIC FEST, MALLORY EAGLE ON THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Our friends over at the Daily Oklahoman as well as the Oklahoma Film and Music office made a gracious mention about our upcoming Metro Music Fest!

ACM alumnae Mallory Eagle was also featured during the segment and gave an awesome performance of songs off her latest album!

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THE REVOLUTION, MAVIS STAPLES TO HEADLINE ACM@UCO’S METRO MUSIC FEST

ACM@UCO is proud to announce the main headliners for the 2018 Metro Music Fest: The Revolution and Mavis Staples!

The Revolution, composed of Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, BrownMark and Dr. Fink, is best known as the band behind Prince. The Revolution have two No. 1 Billboard 200 albums – “Purple Rain” and “Around the World in a Day” – and multiple No. 1 singles. The band also has won three Grammys and three American Music Awards. After Prince’s death in 2016, the band remained united to continue to play in his honor.

Two-time Grammy winner and civil rights icon Mavis Staples, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, brings soul and gravitas to the festival this year. Mavis and her five-person band move fluidly between the gospel, soul, rock, rhythm-and-blues and country genres of the American roots music she helped pioneer with her family band, The Staple Singers.

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