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Do I hear a pub crawl?

Because what better, more appropriate way is there to support Norman Music Festival?

Five downtown Norman bars have teamed up to host a pub crawl benefit for Norman Music Festival Friday night. And you’re invited!

All it costs to hop from bar to bar before winding up at a show by one of Norman’s loudest, heaviest rock bands, Rainbows Are Free (pictured), is $15 before Friday ($20 the day of). The crawl starts at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 11.

Participating bars are Abner’s Ale House, Bill and Dee’s, Bison Witches, The Garage and The Blue Bonnet Bar, which also will host the show. Patrons may also redeem their tickets at the Blue Bonnet for a pub crawl finisher T-shirt, once it’s validated by all five bars.

It being Halloween, costumes are strongly encouraged. For those dressing up, there’ll be contests and prizes awarded. Proceeds go to support NMF, which is of course, a free music festival. So go drink a few beers and help keep it that way!

Photo by Kevin Pyle

by Matt Carney 10.25.2011 2 years ago
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NMF5 Open Call is ... open!

Attention, Oklahoma musicians: This is your cue.

Do you like Norman Music Festival? I like Norman Music Festival. For a lot of reasons. Here are eight, off the top of my head:

1. It’s free.

2. It’s local. 

3. I can walk to it.

4. It’ll be the only opportunity my mariachi Elton John cover band, Elton Juan, ever gets to play an attended show.

5. It always features a butt-ton of my favorite local, regional, and national bands.

6. It’s well-run, and easy to navigate, thanks to the always hardworking Norman Arts Council.

7. It’s the only chance I’ve ever had to see The Dirty Projectors (OK, that’s kinda tied to No. 5, but whatever).

8. It’s a community-run, community-supported and otherwise community-dependent event that shows off our state’s most talented people! So enter your band in this year’s Open Call!

Photo: Brine Webb performs at the Blackwatch Stage at NMF 4.
by Matt Carney 11.29.2011 2 years ago
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Norman Music Festival headliners announced

Portugal. The Man and Hayes Carll are billed on the Main Stage and Jack Daniels Stage, respectively.

Festivals in brief

From Norman Music Festival to SWOSUPalooza.

While it’s old news that Portugal. The Man and Hayes Carll are headlining the fifth installment of Norman Music Festival, the festival’s publicity committee announced the lineups for the Main Stage and Jack Daniels Stage last week (sorry I’m late to the game, but I was out of the office covering SXSW like a madman all last week). Here they are, alphabetically:

Main Stage
Portugal. The Man
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
• Weekend Hustler
Rainbows Are Free
Crown Imperial
Modern Rock Diaries
Other Lives (pictured)

Jack Daniels Stage
• Hayes Carll
• The Giving Tree
• Parker Millsap
The Damn Quails
• Alejandro Escovedo
• Krystal Keith
• Possum Posse
• Camille Harp
John Calvin

Scheduled performance times and the full lineup of NMF bands will be announced in early April. NMF5 will take place April 26-28.

Also, set for April 19 at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Wellness Center in Weatherford is SWOSUPalooza 13: “Raps and Chaps.” It’ll feature the following artists.

Stoney LaRue
Josh Sallee
• Curtis & Luckey
• Delvin Sirleaf

Tickets to SWOSUPalooza are $15.
by Matt Carney 03.20.2012 2 years ago
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