Music is the sway of her hair as it swings through the melodies in the air. Music is the stomp of her boot as she commands the drums and drives the percussion. Music is on the tip of her fingers as they dance over strings and keys. Music is in her yell and her whisper as she calls out her story. Music is in her muscles, bones and blood as she dances to a beat that no one knows but she. She is music and Music is she.
Here is this years strong representation of the talent and diversity of women in music.
Sitting, eyes closed in the sunshine in Nashville’s Centennial Park in Spring 2017 on tour, KT Tunstall had an epiphany. It encompassed both her last album, ‘KIN’, that entered the UK top 10 in 2016, and her as-yet-unrecorded sixth studio album.
There were some things she knew instantly. That moving to Los Angeles, whence she had relocated from London in autumn 2014, had been a life-saving move. That she was now in the midst of a trilogy of records, the latest exciting chapter in a career fuelled by a rocket-powered lift-off with 2004’s ‘Eye To The Telescope’, her debut album which won the post- folkie from Scotland the Brit Award for Best British Female. That this trilogy would evoke, separately and in sequence, spirit, body and mind. That ‘KIN’ was already, happily, her spirit album.
Shoulda Been Blonde formed in Shawnee, OK in 2012 by Peyton Wilson and sisters Brenna and Mirran Grein. Peyton and Brenna were 13 at the time and Mirran just 11. By 2016, in order to expand their sound, the band recruited Brenna and Mirran’s cousin Lauren Grein, who was 15 and later in 2017 added Madelyn Idleman who was just 11 at the time. With all 5 girls competent vocalists, early gigs featured lots of harmonies and saw the girls switching roles and instruments on most every song.
After 6 years and 2 EP’s, the girls (ranging in age from 14-20) have both refined and simplified their sound. With Peyton and Brenna handling most of the songwriting duties, the band has settled on a consistent lineup of Peyton on vocals, Brenna on harmony vocals, bass and keyboards, Lauren covering lead guitar, Maddie playing rhythm and acoustic guitar and Mirran on drums.
Gigs feature mostly original material but also showcase covers from some of the girl’s favorite bands like Paramore, Florence and the Machine, The Killers, Walk the Moon and Bastille or they might include a unique version of a Taylor Swift or Shawn Mendez song.
Yardbone, previously Gypsy Soul, is a Tulsa-based band with a unique sound that includes original music and covers ranging from rock and blues to charming, sultry songs and even an original song with some reggae inspiration. We give an energetic show with unique songs, a wide range of sound, and a song for every type of music-lover.
We started in 2012 and quickly grew into a professional group of talented musicians with a passion for writing great music that focuses on catchy melodies and quirky arrangements that keep listeners entertained and wanting to hear more. We are simply a group of friendly musicians who just love to play good music and love to entertain. We put on a good show, not because that’s what we are supposed to do but because we love doing it.
Good Villains story-teller theme is blended with expert musicianship and an eerie sense of childishness. A Leading contender in the “doom-pop” genre, Good Villains are imaginative, expressive, and yet so full of the unknown. There are no limits for this musical power-house.
Tea Rush is a soulful songstress born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As stated in The Tulsa Voice, her debut album, All of Me is “a blend of R&B and hip-hop. Its opening and closing tracks showcase her soulful, melodic voice, while in between her versatility is obvious in her sleek and groovy rap style.” She is also known as “Bo Diddley” named after her father, blues musician Charles Rushing, who helped influence her to pursue a musical career. Tea Rush is the founder of Rush Fest, an island-themed music festival featuring local Tulsa artists as well as emerging artists on the national level. Her goal is to provide a platform for local musicians to promote their talents to a larger audience while also allowing creative types to build relationships.
As A Bold and On the Rise Rapper, Singer and Songwriter based in Tulsa, Oklahoma Bambi is already catching the eyes and ears of Fans and fellow Music Artists alike. With her captivating versatility and raw lyrics and emotions she’s determined to be heard. Unafraid to say the things we think and not in the least bit timid, regardless of her name, Bambi is focused on dominating every musical avenue she can and is creating her own lane in the meantime.
Smoochie Wallus is a quintet from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Formed in the late Summer of 2016, the band has succeeded in forging their own unique style. By composing original songs and reinterpreting classic ones, they continue to stir their individual creativity and collective spirit with the aspiration of communicating hope, compassion, laughter, and courage under pressure to each other and to you.
All while swangin’!
MisFEST: Music is She and She is Music Festival provides a platform to empower women to succeed in the music industry. We are building a community of females in the music business by collaborating together and showcasing our talents in areas such as songwriting, performing, instrumentation, music production and sound engineering.
Because it’s still a “thing” to have a female bass player or DJ or drummer, and until it’s not a “thing”, events like MisFEST are needed.
For those who want an elevated experience, 2019 VIP Tickets are available for purchase.
MisFEST is supported by these great companies and individuals.
With Additional Support From
Riley’s Wine and Spirits | The Vault (Elote Café and Catering)
Julie Watson | Modern Mess | Antoinette Baking Co
Chimera | Drum World | Ida Red | Lambrusco’z Deli
Pearl Beach Brewery | Local Cider and Angry Bear Mead
Heirloom Rustic Ales | Trenchers | Fair Fellow Coffee
Felizsta | Guitar House
Guthrie Green is located at 111 East M.B. Brady Street, Tulsa, OK 74103. You can use the Get Directions section below to get find the best route to get here.
This years event is FREE and open to the public. For those who want an elevated experience, 2019 VIP Tickets are available for purchase. Buy your VIP Tickets today.
VIP will be located on the covered western portion of the dock at Guthrie Green. You will have exclusive access to bathrooms, some light finger foods and 2 drink tickets for beverages will be provided as part of your VIP package.
Credit cards are accepted online through Eventbrite for VIP Ticket sales. online VIP Ticket sales
Onsite, cash and credit will be accepted, but some vendors might only take cash. Most vendors will accept credit cards but it varies by vendor.
All VIP tickets are non-refundable after a date to be determined unless the event is cancelled by us, in which case we will always make a full refund.
The first band will go on stage at 4pm.
Heck ya. A lot of food trucks, beer and wine sales, and other concession stands are available during concert that serve a variety of food and beverage.
Yes. 111 East M.B. Brady Street, Tulsa, OK 74103
Small bags are allowed but subject to search to make sure they don’t contain the following items which aren’t allowed:
This Festival is a non-smoking environment.
All guests entering the venue during an event may be subject to a metal-detector screening, visual inspection and a bag inspection conducted by security personnel. The purpose of the inspection is to detect prohibited items.
No Grumpy Pants or Sad Faces.
Your closest hotels will be located in downtown Tulsa.
Handicapped parking is first come first serve on the nearby streets.
Most of the seating at the festival grounds is General Admission seating in the lawn area so you will not need to purchase an accessible ticket.
For lost and found inquiries please call Guthrie Green (918) 574-2421 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please note, any items left at the venue are picked up each night and placed in a secure location. Items are generally held for 30 days.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly. We will respond for sure.
MisFEST 2019 is looking for some awesome volunteers.