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Leon Russell to headline Tulsa event at SXSW

Posted at 2:54 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 16:00:53-05

AUSTIN, Texas – Tulsa’s music scene is set to make an appearance at South by Southwest this year.

The Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture (Tulsa FMAC), along with VisitTulsa, is planning to bring Tulsa Boom Factory back to SXSW for the second year. Leon Russell is scheduled to headline the event on Thursday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

According to Tulsa FMAC, the SXSW music day party event will feature 10 bands and focus on promoting Tulsa’s music scene.

“When we launched this new concept at SXSW last year the response was incredible,” said Ray Hoyt, president of VisitTulsa and vice chair of Tulsa FMAC. “Our music history is one-of-a-kind and our music scene is thriving, so to highlight Tulsa at the largest festival of its kind is a top priority as we market our city to the world.”

In addition to Russell, John Moreland is also planning to perform as well along with other Tulsa-based performers such as the FM Pilots, Fiawna Forte, Desi & Cody, Ben Kilgore, Verse, All About A Bubble, Grazzhopper and The Young Vines.

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