During the 2015 Norman Music Festival (NMF), the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) will, for the second year, host a music panel discussion Saturday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m. at MAINSITE in Norman. This year’s discussion, moderated by OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky, will focus on the past, present and future of the Oklahoma Music Industry. This year’s panelists include Quentin Bomgardner (Norman Music Alliance), Scott Booker (ACM@UCO), Joshua Boydston (Oxford Karma), Isaac Hanson (Hanson), Beau Jennings (Oklahoma singer/songwriter) and Dot Rhyne (Chevy Music Showcase).
“Where have we been? Where do we go from here? As director of OF+MO, I often find myself asking these questions which I believe are similar sentiments echoed by those like myself who share a vested interest and passion for the Oklahoma music industry. We hope you will join us for our panel at the Norman Music Fest as we shine light on the heritage of our state’s music industry, its present sustainability and future growth with our esteemed panelists, who represent some of the top talent in their respective fields,” said OF+MO Director, Tava Maloy Sofsky.
“NMF’s collaboration over the years with the OF+MO has been very valuable to our festival. The relationship has grown every year, and adding panels for NMF7 and NMF8 has been a great way for the festival to serve local musicians in a new and interesting manner. There’s a ton of talent and experience in Oklahoma, and it’s always exciting to bring a few of these individuals together for an open discussion,” said the President of the Norman Music Allliance, Quentin Bomgardner.
The panel will be followed by a reception featuring live music from Oklahoma swing and jazz musician Kyle Reid. Light h’orderves and beverages will be provided.
Located in the historic arts district of downtown Norman, the Norman Music Festival is a free, independent music festival. This annual three-day festival highlights artists from a variety of musical genres performing in both indoor and outdoor venues. This year’s festival will feature Horse Thief, Johnny Polygon, John Calvin Abney, Autumn Ray, Deerpeople, Native Lights, Idabel, Ripple Green, Annie Oakley to name a few Oklahoma artists.
For more information and a complete band schedule, please visit normanmusicfestival.com or download their app, now available for iPhone and Android.
About the Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Created in 1979, The Oklahoma Film + Music Office strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma’s film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office please visit www.okfilmmusic.org.