2015 Center of the Universe Festival

Posted by:  Tulsanity, Inc.  | When:  –  | Where: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA


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The Center of the Universe Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma is accepting applications for club venue bands to play on Friday July 24th or Saturday July 25th, 2015. Artists will be compensated up to $500 and receive hospitality.

All of the proceeds from the $15 submission fee will be donated to the Tulsa Public Schools Music Program.

The Opportunity

The Center of the Universe Festival is a two-day, non-profit music and arts festival held in Tulsa's Brady Arts District. It is Oklahoma's largest urban music festival with over 40,000 fans in attendance annually. The event, scheduled for July 24-25, 2015, is named after the popular downtown Tulsa landmark, the Center of the Universe, located on the Boston Avenue pedestrian bridge between Archer and First Street. 

The Center of the Universe Festival will feature more 100 bands on three outdoor stages and seven indoor club venues. The event also offers a street market for local and regional artists to display and sell their work.

Past Performers Include:
AWOLNATION, Cold War Kids, Young the Giant, Capital Cities, Fitz & The Tantrums, Twenty One Pilots

The Band

  • All genres
  • Original music only
  • There is no minimum age requirement to apply, however, some time slots are limited to bands with members under the age of 21

The Gig

  • Sets times are 45 minutes
  • Sets are 5:30 pm to 12:45 am
  • Load in is before 4:00 pm the day of the show
  • Load out is after 2:00 am the day of the show
  • Club venue assignments and set times will be determined by the festival
  • Professional sound and lighting provided
  • Sound engineer provided 
  • Drum Kits provided
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Artists can earn up to $100 per band member or a maximum of $500 for the gig
  • Club Venue Artists keep 100% of their merch sales
  • Marketing and features on social media, posters, website and festival shirts
  • Access to the "Club Venue Band Hospitality Area" which includes free food and beer on the day of your set
  • Two weekend tickets to the festival per band member
  • Access to exclusive after parties on the night of your set


  • Compensation Amount: $100.00 - $500.00