Below you will find Indie on the Move's compiled listing of annual music festivals and conferences in the state of Oklahoma, helping bands and musicians increase their industry knowledge, broaden their networking reach, and better promote and showcase their music, shows, and tours.
We did our best to include a thorough and comprehensive index, but if for some reason we've overlooked a specific event, please let us know through the contact page located HERE so that we can add it to the site ASAP.
With regards to any larger festivals, be sure to think outside of the box. While many of them do not regularly book independent acts as part of their official showcases, the national and international bands that do perform often draw some of the biggest built-in crowds imaginable, and provide a huge influx of music lovers and enthusiasts to each respective event location.
So try booking a show at one or several of that city's smaller local venues/bars/restaurants during the festival itself and take advantage of the vast number of music fans located in one place at one time. Even playing an ad-lib acoustic set in the event parking lot can go a long way in gaining you new fans and selling some merch.
-Heard on Hurd Festival - Dates: Every third Saturday, March - October
"Presented by Citizens Bank of Edmond®, Heard on Hurd is a family-friendly street festival occurring from 6-10 p.m. at the corner of Broadway and Hurd in downtown Edmond. Come out and enjoy local food, unique shopping and live music. We are truly excited to have you join us in rockin’ the streets of Edmond. Suburbia never sounded so good!" - Submit to Perform via HeardonHurd@CitizensEdmond.com.
-Easter Island Festival - Dates: Mid April
"Easter Island Festival is a grassroots movement that happens in April each year to celebrate the birth of spring out of winter. It is a gathering of art, music, and culture that encourages human thought & expression to a wide variety of people."
-Muskogee G Fest - Dates: Mid June
-Beats & Bites Festival - Dates: First or second Saturday, May - August - Submit to Perform to Brad at Riverwind Casino via firstname.lastname@example.org or through the contact form located HERE. If doing the latter, select "Entertainment" as your reason for contact.
-Norman Music Festival - Dates: Late April
-Center of the Universe Festival - Dates: Mid July
"Named after the popular display of architectural mystery in the heart (or center?) of downtown, this non-profit music and arts festival will let you stop and stare at jaw dropping, eye opening, heart pumping, nostalgia-inducing bands that everybody talks about." - Submit to Perform