Resonant Head, a recently completed music venue in Oklahoma City’s historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, is a new outpost for the area’s growing live music scene. Designed to be a carnival-like playground for both fans and artists, the venue reintroduced the building’s original mid-century modern architecture as a psychedelic funhouse outfitted with a sunset-hued color palette, a nostalgic bar, a lush lounge, a surrealist stage and playful restrooms.
Can you tell us how and why you started your business?
Resonant Head started by a group of owners with a love and passion for music. It included local and touring musicians, guitar pedal makers and music lovers alike. We felt there was a gap to be filled for this, especially in south Oklahoma City.
What services do you provide within the film/music industry?
We offer amazing cocktails, beautiful music experiences, a variety of local public events, a space for private event rentals and more.
How has your company grown to meet the needs of Oklahoma’s film and/or music industries over the last 3-5 years?
We have only been open for nine months but have learned and adapted so so much in the small timeline we have been operating.
What are the benefits of basing your company’s operations in Oklahoma?
We love putting an emphasis on local Oklahoma music at our venue and stage while also striving to make Oklahoma a bigger music scene for larger acts to notice and want to play this wonderful city and state.
What would you consider your business’s greatest accomplishment to date?
It was an inevitable slow start for us as a business but we were able to build quite the reputation and growth in very little time. While we are still building and have much more to learn, we have worked SO hard and countless hours to keep improving and getting all around, better as a business and local staple.
What are you working on now/next?
Focusing on making Resonant Head the best with its potential.
What is your goal/vision for the future of your company?
To be a safe space that brings great joy and experiences to people.
What advice do you have for others who are considering starting a film or music business in Oklahoma?
This industry is a tough one, everyone is a critic and as of now, Oklahoma needs to help in creating a better music, art and film state and city. Don’t give up, always keep working hard to succeed in your passion and dreams. It takes time and much patience.
What opportunities do you believe await Oklahoma’s film/music industry in the future?
The more the industry grows as a whole, the more opportunities we will have, obviously. But I think in order to get there, the businesses that are in the industry have to work as a team to get there. It is very easy to be competitive with other businesses in your market, but if we can work together, we can all greatly benefit from it.
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