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Travis Bond performs at We Are Tulsa Music Awards event held at the IDL Ballroom on March 9, 2019. JOEY JOHNSON/for the Tulsa World

Editors note: this event has been rescheduled for June 13.


Tulsans can vote to honor their favorite musicians as part of the third annual Oilfire Tulsa Music Awards on April 11. 

Local musicians are nominated by Tulsans in over 30 categories from Single of the Year to Metal Band of the Year and many more. The winners of each category were decided by a final round of public voting in March.

Alexis Onyango is nominated for Pop Artist of the Year and Acoustic Solo Artist of the Year. The recognition is special to her since leaning into her new pop sound this year after being mostly acoustic.

“Being nominated for the Tulsa music awards was actually one of my goals for 2020,” Onyango says. “Transitioning to a new style of music was very intimating to me, and it was awesome to be nominated within my new genre.”

Another band that has been steadily gaining a large fan base through energetic and touching live shows, CLIFFDIVER is excited to be nominated in six categories.

“It’s an honor to have your city believe in you. We’re up against some real powerhouses so we’re not expecting to win anything, but it is pretty shocking to receive so many nominations,” says front-man Joey Duffy.

The Tulsa Music Awards shine a valuable spotlight on our artists who work incredibly hard. The awards show will feature performances by The Odyssey, Full Flava Kings, South Of Vertical, When The Clock Strikes, and Follow The Buzzards. The show will be held at the historic Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., after a pre-party at the Hunt Club, 224 N. Main St., and followed by an after party/open jam at Inner Circle Vodka Bar, 410 N. Main St. Tickets are on sale now for the night of honoring live music. Tickets range from $25-$100 and can be found at tulsamusicawards.com

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