Skinnerfest Raises Over $ 15,000 For Oklahomans In The Music Industry | Music
From staff reports
The sixth annual Tom Skinner Skyline Music Fest, affectionately named Skinnerfest, raised $ 15,354 for Oklahoma musicians through the Red Dirt Relief Fund.
Festival attendees were treated to songs and stories from over 40 Oklahoma musicians in songwriter and full band ensembles that filled a neighborhood around the 18th and Boston with music all day long. .
Proceeds from the festival support grant funds for Oklahoma musicians in crisis. The festival returned to an in-person event after going virtual in 2020 due to COVID-19.
“Everyone from musicians and venues to sponsors and fans were so happy to be together again for an amazing day of Oklahoma music,” said Katie Dale, executive director of the Red Dirt Relief Fund. “The weather was perfect for bouncing back and forth between places, and the love was palpable.”
Red Dirt Relief Fund is a nonprofit organization that provides a safety net of essential assistance to Oklahoma music professionals. Since its inception in 2012, the Red Dirt Relief Fund has awarded more than $ 500,000 to more than 900 musicians in 38 counties in Oklahoma, including $ 279,000 in COVID relief grants since last March.
Skinnerfest was presented by Tulsa Dental Center, a partner that provides low-cost care to Oklahoma musicians and their families, with the support of additional sponsors including The Collaborative, White Claw, Vast Bank, 33rd St. Studios , Horton Records, Radis, Broken Arrow Brewing Company, Provisions Fine Beverage and KOSU.