Dfest?s Headliners Announced

Dfest?s Headliners Announced

SUMMER BLAST: Dfest will feature a variety of music. The conference will provide information from The Grammy Foundation and MusiCares.

Courtesy of Dfest Music Festival

(Tulsa) – The largest music festival and conference in the Midwest today announced the second round of artists to headline this year’s event. Cake, Mates of State, Ra Ra Riot, Dengue Fever, The Cool Kids, Carney, Ian Moore, Here II Here and Manda Mosher are confirmed acts for Dfest, July 24 and 25 in downtown Tulsa.

Organizers also announced a long list of unsigned artists scheduled to perform. “With roughly two months to go until show time, we are in awe of the way this year’;s Dfest has mushroomed into our biggest and most diverse event ever,” said Tom Green, Dfest founder. “The support and enthusiasm of our new sponsors, partners and venues has created an unprecedented level of energy and excitement.”; The second round headliners will join previously announced headliners The Black Crowes, Blue October, Gil Mantera’s Party Dream, Gogol Bordello, Ozomatli, The Uglysuit, Dub Trio, and Joe Pug. Emerging artists Adam’s Attic, Ali Harter, Callupsie, Coco Jones, Crocodile and Daniel Walcher have also been previously announced.

There are approximately 25 more emerging artists who will be added to the lineup within the next two weeks. The conference side of the festival has been expanded this year to include The Grammy Foundation and MusiCares for emerging artists and managers. A music manager’;s forum will also take place during the conference. Hosted by the Music Managers Forum – US, this new partnership gives participants the opportunity to discuss the issues and problems facing the music industry. Yoga and conscious living also have been added to the conference, in collaboration with wellness leaders around the state, to offer conference attendees a more complete approach to success in the music industry.

The GRAMMY Foundation® was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information, please visit “Grammy Foundation“t;:http://www.grammyfoundation.org.

MusiCares ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need. MusiCares offers programs and services to members of the music community including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses including rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, and medical and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with healthcare professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares Fund® allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community regardless of their financial circumstances. For more information, please visit “MusiCares”:http://www.musicares.com.

Fueled by a diverse collection of national and top local acts, the high-energy music festival broke attendance records in 2008 and is positioned to be even larger in 2009. Dfest 2008 featured 150 artists representing more than 20 musical genres on a dozen stages in downtown Tulsa’s historic Blue Dome District. The two-day multi-genre music festival fused with a music industry conference was established in 2002 to help emerging artists gain exposure and connect with the music industry. The conference consists of music panels, a tradeshow, music clinics and artist mentoring. Each night, national recording artists perform on large outdoor festival stages while top local, regional and national emerging artists perform on a multitude of outdoor stages, indoor venues and club stages. Dfest has quickly become one of the top independent music conferences in the nation as well as the Midwest’s largest music festival of its type, and a hot bed for showcasing exciting new diverse music talent. For more information go to “Dfest”;:http://www.dfest.com
Complete list of announced headliners:

The Black Crowes

Gogol Bordello


Citizen Cope

Blue October


Metro Station

Bill Hamel


Delta Spirit

Dengue Fever

DJ Rekha

Dub Trio

Dusty Rhodes & The River Band

Gil Mantera’s Party Dream

Gringo Star

Here II Here

Ian Moore

Joe Pug

Mates of State

Other Lives

Ra Ra Riot

Rachelle Van Zanten

The Cool Kids

The Knux

The Uglysuit

Manda Mosher
Complete List of Unsigned and Emerging Artists Announced as of today:

Adam’s Attic Alex

The Anders

Ali Harter

Alyse Black

Approaching August


Avian X

Based on a True Story (Derek Blankenship)

Ben Kilgore

Big Red Rooster

Billy Joe Winghead


Carter Sampson

Chris McLeod

CoCo Jones

Colourmusic – Thursday Nite PreLaunch Show


Daniel Walcher

Danny Chaimsom

The 11th Hour
Dante The Hawks

Dead Sea Choir

Deas Vail



Elliot Poston

Eric and The Adams

Erin Austin


Auction House

Greg Reichel

Head Over Hills

Heady P

Hold Em High


Hush Hush Commotion

I Said Stop!

Inside Light

Ivan Ives


Johnny Polygon

Jonathan Tyler

The Northern Lights


Kelsey Humphreys


Maggie McClure

Marcy Priest

Matt Powers


Miniver Cheevy

Modern Science

Motive For Movement

My Solstice

Native Lights


Negative Space

Oblio Odis


Paul Benjaman Band

Peach Truck Republic


Pico vs. Island Trees

Ptaridactyl Recorder

Roger Jaeger

Ryan Lindsey

Sam The Stylees

Scott Goldman


Spencer Sharpe

Stars Go Dim

Steve Pryor



The Blooms

The Burning Hotels

The City Lives

The Culprit

The Dawson Project

The Fiascos

The Nightlife

The Pons

The Pretty Black Chains

The Round Up Boys

The Taking State

Three Penny Upright

Tim Miller the Goods

Unwed Sailor

Van Risseghem



Velos Maretha

Welcome The Silence

Without Trees


Updated 05-28-2009

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