News & Updates
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!
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:
Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest)
Glenn Frey (Eagles)
Maurice White (Earth Wind & Fire)
Keith Emerson (Emerson Lake & Palmer)
Paul Kantner (Jefferson Starship)
Bernie Worrell – Parliament-Funkadelic
Denise Matthews (Vanity)
Sir George Martin
Steve Young – Colourbox, M/A/R/R/S
Alan Vega – Suicide
David Mancuso (“The Loft” – essentially the creator of disco)
Signe Anderson (Jefferson Airplane)
Dale “Bufffin” Griffin – Mott the Hoople
Andrew Loomis – Dead Moon
Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention)
Marshall “Rock” Jones – Ohio Players
Nick Menza – Megadeth
Andy Newman – Thunderclap Newman
Aaron Huffman – Harvey Danger
Mic Gillette – Tower of Power
Gary Loizzo – The American Breed
Nicholas Caldwell – The Whispers
Richard Lyons – Negativland
Frank Sinatra Jr.
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Norman Music Festival continues to bring national acts to the heart of downtown Norman.
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.
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- Tinker Federal Credit Union
- Talley, Turner & Bertman
- 405 Magazine
- Mr. Electric
- Walrus Audio
- Norman Music Institute
- Barrett L. Williamson Architects
- Champions on Display
- Hitachi Computer Products
- Red Bull
- Sooner Theatre
- The Depot
- Abner’s Ale House
- Bison Witches
- Blu Fine Wine & Food
- Bluebonnet Bar
- The Brewhouse
- Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar
- The Opolis
- Red Brick Bar
- Norman Nerds