Happy early Fourth of July! It’s summertime in Oklahoma, and with that comes poolside parties and concerts. Lots and lots of concerts. If you’re a festival goer, you probably know all the cool stuff happening around the United States, but just in case, we’ve curated a July list of Oklahoma City-area faves that you should check off your list! Got some other cool events? Post them in the comments! . . .
Got some free time on your hands during the summer? From concerts to international album releases to wacky dance parties in the 405, we’ve curated a list of some awesome things you should do in June!
June 1: Roger Daltrey new album “As Long As I Have You” releases
ACM’s first masterclass guest Roger Daltrey’s new solo album has guests like Pete Townshend on it! . . .
Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd, a live music, food truck and pop-up shop celebration in Downtown Edmond, will be featuring three ACM-affiliated bands at the upcoming celebration. The Old Bulldog Band, Dr. Pants and Lincka all have ACM ties – show your support by attending!
Our Business Development Center manager, Derek Brown, and The Flaming Lips have been nominated for a Tony Award for the SpongeBob Broadway musical!
From The University of Central Oklahoma: Maxwell Moore will represent the College of Fine Arts and Design as a spring 2018 Class Marshal with a 4.0 GPA. Moore is an applied technology major from Oklahoma City. After graduation, Moore hopes to pursue a music career in California, as a music or studio technician, as well as design music equipment and produce and write music. . . .
Director of our Contemporary Music Business program Nick Ley will be presenting as part of Walrus Audio Effects Ed lineup at the 2018 Norman Music Fest on April 28! He will hold a discussion about selling bi-product and helping musicians identify new revenue streams. He will also be giving away a pedal during each discussion session!
ACM@UCO student Sophia Massad will be releasing a new single May 4! The single, “Insecurities,” opens with a beautiful piano solo before adding Massad’s powerful vocals and a guitar riff. The single will release on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play and all other music platforms.
Listen to the track:
Several alumni from ACM@UCO will be performing in the 2nd annual OklaHomeGrown Music Showcase May 12 at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa! Make sure to check it out and RSVP to the Facebook event!
ACM Alumni involved in the showcase:
NoiseBleedsSound – Jack Martin, Michelle Demers, Parker Rhea
Nicnos – Parker Rhea
Skytown – David Williams
Golden Ones – Sean Fisher, Jay Sullivan . . .
Garrett Starks, ACM alum 2014 and owner of Castle Row Studios, sat down with The Oklahoman to talk about his roots and opening his own business in Del City. Read the full interview.
ACM@UCO sophomore Kale Dumas has released his first pop single, “On Paper.” The song shows hints of inspiration from bands and artists such as Hansen, John Mayer and Ed Sheeran. In an interview with The Oklahoman, Dumas explained his desire to go far in the music industry and thanked ACM faculty for teaching him more about the recording process. . . .