May 23, 2013

Oklahoma's Artists, Musicians and Community Organizers Respond to Tornado Victims with Benefits, T-shirts, Cards and Discounts

Oklahoma's arts community is responding to victims of the recent tornadoes with a variety of concerts and other arts-related events.
Norman Arts Council has really stepped up to help organize. This is the graphic they created.

Benefits


Kevin Welch, Michael Fracasso and Miss Brown to You
8 p.m. Friday, May 24
The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley, Oklahoma City
Click here for more info.

ADDVerse Effects with Regg
9 p.m. Friday, May 24
Opolis, 113 N. Crawford, Norman
Click here for more info.


 The Kamals, The Younglings and The Trading Co.
9:30 p.m. Friday, May 24
Blue Note, 2408 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City
Click here for more info.

The Kamals, The Younglings and The Trading Co.
Moon with Gentle Art of Floating, Corporate Ghost and Larry Chin
10 p.m. Friday, May 24
Kamp’s Lounge, 1310 N.W. 25th Street, Oklahoma City
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Black Canyon with Matt Jewett & The Rowdy Dow and Barling
9 p.m. Saturday
HiLo Club, 1221 N.W. 50th Street, Oklahoma City
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Colourmusic, The Pretty Black Chains, Josh Sallee and Sherree Chamberlain
9 p.m. Saturday, May 25
51st Street Speakeasy, 1114 N.W. 51st Street, Oklahoma City



Colin Nance with Prix Teen and Pink Pony
10 p.m. Saturday, May 25
Kamp’s Lounge, 1310 N.W. 25th Street, Oklahoma City
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Em and the Mother Superiors with FOS
9 p.m. Saturday, May 25
The Blue Note, 2408 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City
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Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads Benefit Concert
12 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 26
Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads, 7000 Crossroads Boulevard, Oklahoma City
Click here for more info.

OKC Comedy Prom featuring James Nghiem, Josiah Overstreet, 7th City Comedy, BradChad Porter and Dan Skaggs
7 p.m. Monday, May 27
Oklahoma City Contemporary Art Center, 3000 General Pershing Boulevard, Oklahoma City
Click here for more info.

Music For Moore: Artists TBA
5 p.m. Wednesday, May 29
Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 300 E. Main Street, Oklahoma City

Power Pyramid, Glow God, Found Footage and Little Bear
8 p.m. Thursday, May 30
Blue Note, 2408 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City
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Samantha Crain with Tallows and Sherree Chamberlain
9 p.m. Thursday, May 30
Opolis, 113 N. Crawford, Norman
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RAW OKC Silent Auction
7 p.m. Thursday, May 30
A large silent auction FULL of tons of local art as well as items donated by Club One15. RAW OKC will be taking art and clothing/food donations all day while they set up the venue until 7 p.m. at Club One15. People can by tickets here and proceeds of the auction and donations that night go to local Red Cross initiatives. The are also discounting tickets for large groups.

Peace Love and Goodwill Benefit with John Fullbright, Tony Lucca, Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, Matt Duke, Shane Henry, Maggie McClure and Kyle Reid
6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8
Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 300 E. Main Street, Oklahoma City
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Bo Phillips and more
Sunday, June 9
Arbuckle Ballroom, Davis

Vulgar Fashion, Depth & Current and Quilted Cherry Podium
9 p.m. Friday, June 14
Opolis, 113 N. Crawford, Norman

 

Music

Deerpeople is donating all proceeds from digital downloads until May 28.
Beau Jennings is donating all sales this week to tornado relief.
Sunny Side Up has released a special rarities album available that benefits tornado victims.
Everybody Talks is donating all album proceeds to tornado relief.
Dylan Black is donating all album sales to Moore Tornado Relief.

Art

Anthony Fontaine prints benefiting Moore Tornado Relief.

Juuri is donating proceeds from prints.

Bella Vita Jewelry has designed a special necklace with all profits going to relief funds. Norman residents can email Brandy Thomason at Brandy Thomason brandy.elizabeth@gmail.com to arrange deliveries/avoid shipping costs.


Tree & Leaf and The Okay See have collaborated to design a special t-shirt with all proceeds going to tornado relief.

Shop Good — Benefit Tee for Moore Tornado Relief
Order online. Available at Shop Good and Blue Seven later this week.


Jason Pawley has designed a special t-shirt with all proceeds going directly to relief efforts.




Laura Reese is making disaster relief postcards available for a $10 donation to Red Cross.
 
Spencer Tracy is donating 50% of all sales to the Red Cross

Katelynn Knick is donating all proceeds from prints sold to support the Moore community.

Tony Grider is donating all proceeds from fine photography prints this week to Moore relief.

Red Dirt Artistry is donating 75% of any sales to Moore relief.

 

Other



Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is offering complimentary admission throughout May and during the entire month of June “in recognition of the needs of Oklahomans to have a place to gather and escape the trauma and chaos of the tragedy of the tornados that affected Oklahoma May 19 and 20.”



To help with tornado relief, Cimarron Opera would like to offer a full tuition scholarship for our 3 week Opera Theatre Camp to any student aged 8-18 who lost a home on May 19 or 20. This would be a fun, safe and educational place for a student to go from 9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday June 10-29 while parents deal with rebuilding. We can accept up to 10 students. Please call 364-8962 if you or a student you know would be interested, and feel free to share.



The Paseo Arts Festival is setting up a donation station for the Regional Food Bank at The South Stage and will be accepting donations throughout the festival.

 

More

#OKChefsRelief, a popup restaurant is 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday, May 26. Chefs Chris Becker, Marc Dunham, Kurt Fleischfresser, Jonathon Stranger, Josh Valentine and Danny Bowien will feature a three-course meal with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Red Cross. All local, donated ingredients. No charge, but donation of at least $35 suggested. Plus a live painting exhibition by Desmond Mason. There's so much more to come, so please stay tuned.


Sources:
Megan Daeaton, The Oklahoma Daily
Tree and Leaf
Oklahoma Arts Council
Tracey Zeeck
The Lost Ogle

If you have an arts-related benefit or event for the tornado victims that you'd like to add to this list email jennifer@oklahomansforthearts.org.