Archive for August, 2009
Here’s a quick look at the bands that will be rockin’ the stage at the Plaza Music Fest.
Pretty Black Chains describes themselves as garage indie rock . Their catchy tunes will have you singin’ and hummin’ right along. These rising stars of the Oklahoma rock scene are quickly gaining notoriety as a hellacious live band. Check out some of their tunes here: http://www.myspace.com/theprettyblackchains
There are many words to define Junebug Spade’s sound, psychedelic,indie,pop rock, but this group of creative musicians are more known for their off-beat sensibilities than their conventional indie aesthetic. Junebug Spade has been making their mark on the Oklahoma City music scene for awhile and have become known for their enthusiastic & quirky style. Listen to some of Junebug Spade’s tracks here: http://www.myspace.com/junebugspade1
The members of New York Summer have seen their fair share of success in the music business. They have plans to tour nationally and have been talking to labels who want to introduce them to a wider audience. If you like Lifehouse, Vertical Horizon, and Snow Patrol, you’ll love New York Summer!
Take a sec and give’em a listen: http://www.myspace.com/newyorksummer
Congratulations to our winners! It is quite an honor to have so many great businesses in this emerging district.
- Velvet Monkey Salon won Best Hair Salon
- Lyric Theatre won Best Dance or Theater Company
- Cafe Evoke won Best New Service Business
& congrats to Bruce Rinehart at Rococo for being named Best Chef!
We are so excited to not only have 3 best of winners, but we had 10 nominations in Top 5.
Thanks for getting the word out and showing your support Plaza Peeps!
Plaza District keeps summer hot with LIVE on the Plaza Second Fridays! Featured artists, live music and outdoor artist booths will compliment open businesses in the Plaza District.
Check out the schedule of activities below!
UPCOMING LIVE- August 14th
LIVE on the Plaza Second Fridays
August 14th, 7-11 PM
NW 16th between Indiana & Blackwelder
Quick Peek Schedule:
7-8:15pm – The Tastebuds live music at No Regrets Tattoo
7:30-8:45pm – deadCENTER Short Suite Film Screenings at PhotoArt Studios
8:15pm – Fanny Pack Fashion at DNA Galleries
8:30pm – BIG TRUCK TACOs joins us!
8:45-10pm – Live music by Jabee
9:30pm – Karaoke at Paula & Company Realtors
7-11pm – SHOP GOOD at Convergence, Velvet Monkey featured artist and DJ, Aby3 at DNA Galleries, Collected Thread and Bad Grannies Back to School, Open Mic at Coffy’s Cafe, open house at 1708
So as co-chair events for ONEAL, I am promoting a great new event coming up in August for young and upcoming arts leaders. It will be a great chance to meet arts leaders from all over the state and get new information on arts happenings in our great state. Feel free to contact me for more info! email@example.com
The ONEAL Deal
Open Networking Session for Oklahoma’s New and Emerging Arts Leaders
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: City Arts Center (at the State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City)
Street: 3000 Pershing Blvd.
City/Town: Oklahoma City, OK
Want to learn more about the ONEAL network? Come to the ONEAL Deal on thursday, August 27th! This event is free and open to ONEAL-ers from all over the state of Oklahoma. The event will begin with a reception and you can hear about the exciting things happening in the arts across the state. ONEAL members will have a chance to network throughout the evening. Plus, you could win one of several cool door prizes!
The ONEAL network is for Arts Leaders age 35 and younger OR those who have less than 5 years of experience in the business of arts or arts administration.
Please invite any fellow arts leaders that qualify as ONEAL-ers. Please RSVP no later than August 21st. Bring your business cards, brochures and any information you wish to share with others.
Special thanks to City Arts Center, the Oklahoma Arts Council, ArtBeat Magazine and Native Roots Market.
Want to head back to school with style? The Plaza District is here to help!
Now is the perfect time to get that haircut or color you’ve always wanted. Velvet Monkey Salon has ½ price Wednesdays for new clients. After your new do, check out what they have to offer in the vintage clothing store. They’ll make you look good for that first day of class.
Sending the kiddos off to college? DNA Galleries has got you covered with the Oklahoma care package. Home won’t seem too far way when your student has pictures, magnets, a t-shirt and their very own Oklahoma to cuddle, when their yearning for a little Home sweet ‘Homa’. Then take a gander at the new billboard messenger bag line and find something to help lug those heavy books around campus.
Next, step on over to Collected Thread and pick up some new threads for school. Summer clothes are being marked-down and all vintage clothes will be on sale for $5.00 dollars during Live on the Plaza. Take a look at some accessories to spice up any outfit and don’t forget to grab a laptop cover to protect your computer.
To make your dorm or apartment feel like home you gotta decorate! Bad Granny’s Bazaar has got one-of-a-kind home décor to help add some panache to your place. Pick up some vinyl records to hang on the wall and peruse the shop for some cool retro knick-knacks, to really give your pad some style. You never know what you might find at Bad Granny’s!
Learn some new moves at Everything Goes Dance Studio. They offer classes in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Latin, and Hip-Hop. Tumbling and ballet classes are available for the little ones. You can enroll now thru August 22nd and boys are half price!
We are inviting YOU to come out and support the entire Plaza District! Join us for LIVE on the Plaza on Friday, August 14th from 7-11 PM!
For more info about LIVE on the Plaza Second Fridays call 405-308-5991. The Plaza District is located on NW 16th between Indiana and Blackwelder Avenues, on street parking and lot parking will be available in the district, while neighborhood parking is available on the north side of the district.