From March 14-17, the state will transform the bar Friends into Oklahoma’s Buffalo Lounge for four days of film, interactive and music events.
The Oklahoma film party, Red Dirt Reel, will be held on Monday, March 14, to showcase Oklahoma’s financial and artistic benefits to to SXSW Film attendees. Oklahoma’s first interactive event at SXSW, OpenBeta 6, will feature more than a dozen state-related companies giving talks.
Tuesday through Thursday, March 15-17, spotlights Oklahoma’s diverse music scene. The official showcase will feature metro-area artists Graham Colton, Broncho, Colourmusic, Pretty Black Chains and the Boom Bang, as well as Tulsa’s OK Sweetheart.
Other shows will feature central Oklahoma bands such as:
• Brine Webb,
• Ryan Lawson,
• The SKYS,
• Jacob Abello,
• Rainbows Are Free,
• The Non,
• John Fullbright,
• Sherree Chamberlin,
• Kite Flying Robot and more.
Mustang-based Tate Music Group also will present a showcase.
“Oklahoma has seen significant growth in all three of these emerging industries in recent years,” said Jill Simpson, director of the Oklahoma Film & Music Office. “This year, we would like to maximize Oklahoma’s presence at the festival by bringing together a variety of companies and performers from across the state at one shared venue.”
The title sponsor of Oklahoma’s Buffalo Lounge is the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, with i2E, Circle Cinema, Indion Entertainment Group, Tate Music Group, Black Mesa Entertainment, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma Travel Promotion Division, Idea Collective, Oklahoma City Coworking Collaborative, Norman Music Festival and deadCENTER Film Festival providing support.
For more information, visit the The Buffalo Lounge’s Facebook page or Twitter account.