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Skinnerfest Raises Over $15,000 for Oklahomans in the Music Business | Music

According to staff reports

The sixth annual Tom Skinner Skyline Music Festival, affectionately named Skinnerfest, has raised $15,354 for Oklahoma musicians through the Red Dirt Relief Fund.

Festival attendees were treated to songs and stories from more than 40 Oklahoma musicians in songwriter and full band ensembles that filled a neighborhood around 18th and Boston with music all day .

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 excited to be together again for an incredible day of music from Oklahoma,” said Red Dirt Relief Fund executive director Katie Dale. . “The weather was perfect for bouncing between locations, and the love was palpable.”

Red Dirt Relief Fund is a non-profit organization that provides a safety net of essential assistance to music professionals in Oklahoma. Since its inception in 2012, the Red Dirt Relief Fund has awarded more than $500,000 to over 900 musicians in 38 counties across 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 for Oklahoma musicians and their families, with support from other sponsors including The Collaborative, White Claw, Vast Bank, 33rd St. Studios, Horton Records, Radish, Broken Arrow Brewing Company, Provisions Fine Beverage and KOSU.