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  • Suuns Steps In After Chastity Belt Cancels Tour

    All right, fam. Some good news and bad news…

    Bad news: Chastity Belt unfortunately had to cancel their US tour dates — including Saturday’s performance at #NMF2018 — due to health concerns. We hope they are able to get fully back into good touring shape and come back through Norman sometime soon!

    Good news: Montreal rock band SUUNS was able to rise up in their place! They’ll perform on the Fowler Automotive Main Stage at 7:15 p.m. Saturday. You’ve likely heard their music on the likes of American Horror Story and The Blacklist, and the band just put out their latest album Felt this past March! We’re lucky to have them, so make sure to their set makes it onto your festival schedules!

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  • Norman Music Festival Adds More Bands, Expands Kids Area

    The free three-day festival in downtown Norman is hitting a new milestone by starting the music-packed weekend with its first outdoor stage on Thursday night on April 26. Japanese Breakfast is headlining the Lyft showcase at the Opolis. Parquet Courts is headlining the Jack Daniel’s Gray Street Stage on Friday, April 27. Tune-Yards is capping the entire festival off with a show on the Fowler Auto Main Stage on Saturday, April 28.

    “This bold step truly makes Norman Music Festival a full three-day festival in historic downtown Norman,” said Kent Johnson, the Norman Music Alliance Board President. “There are so many great bands eager to play our festival that this is an obvious step in our growth. We are excited to offer even more bands in a great outdoor setting.”

    The schedule for the outdoor stage at the Opolis presented by Lyft is:

    SATURDAY
    11 pm – The Men
    10 pm – Sex Snobs
    9 pm – Net
    7:45 pm – My Brightest Diamond
    6:30 pm – Bowlsey
    5:30 pm – LCG and the X
    4:30 pm – Rainbows Are Free
    3:30 pm – Traindodge
    2:30 pm – Klipspringer
    1:30 pm – The Lost End
    12:30 pm – Dresden Bombers

    FRIDAY
    11 pm – Lincka
    10 pm – Mothica
    9 pm – Space4Lease
    8 pm – Ehiorobo
    7 pm – The Ivy
    6 pm – Smokey Motel

    THURSDAY
    10:45 pm – Japanese Breakfast
    9:30 pm – Snail Mail
    8:30 pm – Kississippi
    7:30 pm – The Lamps
    6:30 pm – Maddie Razook

    The 2018 festival also brings an expansion of the NMF Kids Fest presented by Craig and Streight Orthodontics. A larger footprint means more room for activities including appearances by superheroes and princesses, face painting and a performance by the Grammy-nominated Sugar Free Allstars.

    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 expanded to a three-day festival with over 300 artists in downtown Norman and tens of thousands of people in attendance at Norman Music Festival 10.

    The Norman Music Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and their programs take place because of generous donations from Fowler Auto, Lyft, Norman Arts Council, Anheuser/Busch, Kirkpatrick Foundation, Massive Graphics, The Garage / Pub W / Winstons, Bold Multimedia, KOSU and The Spy, Republic Bank & Trust, Craig and Streight Orthodontics, COOP Ale Works, Oklahoma Arts Council, and many more. Attendees for the festival can also purchase VIP memberships for special benefits throughout the year and during the event.

    The Norman Music Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and their programs take place because of generous donations from the Oklahoma Arts Council, Norman Arts Council, Kirkpatrick Foundation, Fowler Auto, Anheuser/Busch, Craig and Streight Orthodontics, Lyft, COOP Ale Works, Republic Bank & Trust, The Garage / Pub W, Jack Daniel’s and many more. Attendees for the festival can also purchase VIP memberships for special benefits throughout the year and during the event.

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