State Farm Named Dfest Title Sponsor

TOM GREEN: Tom Green and Angie DeVore-Green created Dfest in 2002 to help their band Ultrafix win a Jim Beam/Rolling Stone Magazine Best Unsigned Band contest. Today Green is the chief executive officer and president of Diversafest, LLC, the company that produces Dfest Music Conference and Festival, which is expected to draw 70,000 people to this year’s event, scheduled July 24-25.

DANIEL C. CAMERON for GTR Newspapers

State Farm Insurance has won title sponsorship of the most comprehensive music festival and conference in the Midwest, the founders of Dfest have announced. Tickets for the two-day July 24-25 music blowout are now on sale.

“The exploding popularity of this event has excited the corporate community in the Midwest and they are responding with generous sponsorships,” says Dfest co-founder Tom Green. “The music talent we are attracting this year and the overall experience of Dfest promises to give fans a huge bang for their buck.”

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

Updated 04-08-2009

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