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  • Dance With The Dead and Support NMF!

    NMF Dance With The Dead

    What is it?
    NMF Dance With The Dead Fall Fundraiser
    Celebrate the amazing artists that have passed in 2016, with tunes spun by DJ Jon Mooneyham exclusively from those who left us this year. We encourage you to dress up as your favorite passed artists of any era! Or just dress to impress. Either way, we’ll have some prizes for a couple of you that look the best.

    Where is it?
    The Chouse, 717 West Boyd Street, in Norman, Oklahoma. Built in 1926, this building was the former home of St Thomas More Catholic Church, and now exists as a private home and an occasional event venue.

    How much does it cost?
    We have a few options:
    Basic door entry – $15
    Want a DWTD commerative shirt? – add $20
    Want free admission? – Buy an NMFX VIP membership for $100 and get in free, PLUS get main stage front access, food, drink, shirt, poster, and sticker at NMFX in April. Value Bargain!

    Total ticket sales are limited to 125 and will sell fast! Buy your ticket now here!

    Other details?
    DANCE! We can dance, if we want to.
    Raffles! It’s a fundraiser, and we’ll be raffling a few things to raise funds.
    Drink! Cash Bar available by Opolis Production Catering.
    Snacks! …provided, in case you get the munchies.

    Who will we be playing?
    Wow, what a year it has been. Help us celebrate this list and more:

    David Bowie
    Merle Haggard
    Leonard Cohen
    Leon Russell
    Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest)
    Glenn Frey (Eagles)
    Maurice White (Earth Wind & Fire)
    Keith Emerson (Emerson Lake & Palmer)
    Paul Kantner (Jefferson Starship)
    Mose Allison

    Bernie Worrell – Parliament-Funkadelic
    Denise Matthews (Vanity)
    Ralph Stanley
    Sir George Martin
    Tony Conrad
    Steve Young – Colourbox, M/A/R/R/S
    Alan Vega – Suicide
    David Mancuso (“The Loft” – essentially the creator of disco)
    Sharon Jones

    also dead:
    Signe Anderson (Jefferson Airplane)
    Dale “Bufffin” Griffin – Mott the Hoople
    Dan Hicks
    Andrew Loomis – Dead Moon
    Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention)
    Marshall “Rock” Jones – Ohio Players
    Nick Menza – Megadeth
    Guy Clark
    Billy Paul
    Lonnie Mack
    Gato Barbieri
    Andy Newman – Thunderclap Newman
    Ernestine Anderson
    Aaron Huffman – Harvey Danger
    Mic Gillette – Tower of Power
    Gary Loizzo – The American Breed
    Otis Clay
    Nicholas Caldwell – The Whispers
    Richard Lyons – Negativland
    Frank Sinatra Jr.

    NMF Dance With The Dead

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  • First Round of Headliners Announced for NMFX!

    Norman Music Festival continues to bring national acts to the heart of downtown Norman.

    For NMFX, garage rock band Thee Oh Sees and hip-hop Oddisee & Good Compny are the main headliners to cap the decade for the free festival on April 27, 28 and 29.

    Other bands coming to Norman include:
    • Texas Americana act Israel Nash
    • high-energy Philadelphia rockers Low Cut Connie
    • Wisconsin electronic-pop band GGOOLLDD
    • the wild live show of Oklahoma City’s DEERPEOPLE
    • Oklahoma City Latin rock band Lincka
    • Tulsa grunge and sunshine-pop band The Daddyos

    Thee Oh Sees are coming in from San Francisco to Oklahoma for the first time in almost five years. The band released their 17th album A Weird Exits in August earlier this year through Castle Face Records. Before the end of the year, they will be releasing a companion album, An Odd Extrances.

    Oddisee is a rapper of Sudanese and African American background from Washington, DC. The influences from his parents’ heritages and hip-hop from his cousins is prominent throughout his music. The Odd Tape is his latest piece released in May 2016.

    Alternative country artist Israel Nash is headlining the stage at the Depot during the festival. Originally from Missouri, Nash moved to New York where he started his music career. Since then, he has been in heavy rotation with NPR and has been featured in World Café.

    More bands will be announced in the coming months.

    Starting today, the open-call is now live. Last year, over 700 bands applied to be part of the event. The application will be available until December 15, 2016 at midnight.

    The mission of the Norman Music Alliance is to help develop the arts community in Oklahoma through support of local original artists, support of music fans, support of art education and support of local businesses. What started as a one-day festival has now grown and expanded to a three-day festival with over 350 artists in Norman and over 100,000 people in attendance at Norman Music Festival 9.

    Press inquiries: Michelle Bui –

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