For Musicians, Venues, & Audiences
What started as a calendar to keep track
of their musician friends, turned into an interactive website
for Randy and Lynna Warren of Lawton.
was launched in 20 I0 to follow "who was playing where" in
southwest Oklahoma. "Tulsa has a big music scene, but I couldn't
find an online site that showcased all the artists playing live
music in our part of the state. In addition, we were surprised
by how many musicians-were without video or great headshots to
use for promotion.
As a professional photographer, Randy loves taking pictures at
events. Many of the singers and bands we've seen this past year
have asked to use our media", notes Lynna. The Warrens also
created the OkieLive.com version for Facebook where the public
can see footage of live performances and photos of the bands.
In the plans for www.OkieLive.com are pages for photos and music
videos. Lynna states, "On any given night, you can find live
music being played somewhere nearby." The OkieLive.com calendar
allows you to search by date, artist, or venue in order to find
the perfect live music experience you had in mind. In addition,
it provides you a map to the location. "You can even take
advantage of our mobile site to access the calendar using your
smart phone or iPad," adds Randy. You can also follow OkieLive
on twitter at
@OkieLive to get
updates on new listings and daily event reminders.
Musicians and venues can submit their gigs through the online
form or by emailing email@example.com. Oklahoma bands and
musicians can also send a short bio, along with a photo and
their website links, and they will be featured on the Musicians
page. These promotional services are provided free of charge.
"We just want people to get out and support Oklahoma musicians
and live music venues," said Randy, "And when you are out, don't
forget to drop something in those tip jars!"