Photo: Doug Schwarz
The Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau also estimates the festival generated $1 million worth of new tax dollars for the city.
Submissions for the new festival are now open and will cost $10 to submit. Proceeds from the application fee will be donated to the Tulsa Public Schools Music Program. Those selected can earn up to $100 per band member up to $500 for the gig. Deadline is June 10.
BANDS: Submit here!
The festival will feature over 70 bands on two outdoor stages and twelve club venues.
Already announced acts include OneRepublic (features Tulsan Ryan Tedder), Neon Trees, Mayer Hawthorne, Churchill, Mutemath, Quiet Company, Bronze Radio Return, Yo Mamma’s Big Fat Booty Band, What Made Milwaukee Famous, and locals Eric Himan Band and Dante and the Hawks.
Admission to the festival will be free.
Eric Himan releases his seventh studio album, Supposed Unknown, tonight at The Harwelden Mansion in Tulsa.
The album was produced by Namoli Brennet in Tucson, Arizona. The release show will also act as a fundraiser for Tulsa’s Arts & Humanities Council.
• Where: The Harwelden Mansion, 2010 Main St., in Tulsa
• Openers: The Tulsa Rock Quartet
• Time | Admission: 7:30pm | $50 donation
Tracklisting after the jump.
“I care deeply about Tulsa’s music scene, and soon after I picked up the camera I realized — this was how I could make a contribution. By continuing the tradition of local music photography legends Basil Childers and Kelly Kerr I could help Oklahoma musicians by giving them a visual identity. Growing up, I realized how important photography is to fans. Band posters were important.” - Jeremy Charles
Tonight’s reception and launch party includes appetizers and a meet-and-greet with the artist and local musicians. You can buy prints off the wall for $15 or a book for $20.
“Photography gives fans something to tie them to a musician — that’s why I’m printing the photographs on poster stock and thumbtacking them to the walls. I put my musical idols up on the walls of my bedroom, we all did, so that’s the kind of feeling I’m going for.” - Jeremy Charles
Tulsa bands featured in Wall of Sound include Ben Rector, Crocodile, Crooked X, Dwight Twilley, Eric & the Adams, Fiawna Forte, Hanson, Hinder, Jacob Abello, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Jenny Labow, Jesse Aycock, Johnny Polygon, Kawnar, Larkin, My Solstice, Native Lights, P.D.A., The Red Alert, Red Dirt Rangers, Refund Division, Ryan Lindsey, Samantha Crain, Stardeath & White Dwarfs, Stars Go Dim, Tommy Allsup and The Uglysuit.
Wall of Sound runs through December.