About three years ago, an online radio from Tulsa dedicated to playing local music had an epiphany: why not further support local music by hosting an awards ceremony? After all, who doesn’t love a good awards show? Nominating, voting, dressing up to attend, supporting your favorite music acts from Tulsa – what’s not to love?
So, the annual We Are Tulsa Music Awards began. Since then, a number of improvements have been put in place to ensure the best experience. Multiple meetings were held just this year to discuss ironing out some kinks – and we’re convinced that the awards ceremony in April 2020 will be even more incredible than last year’s!
The 2018 We Are Tulsa Music Awards was held at the IDL Ballroom on March 9, 2019. You can find a full list of the 2018 winners here.
Now dubbed the Tulsa Music Awards, the 2019 event will be hosted at Cain’s Ballroom on April 11, 2020. (For more information, head over to the event page here.)
You can start nominating your favorite musicians and bands today (November 1) by going here. Not only are there categories for different genres, but categories that celebrate best single/EP/album, best music video, best breakout and new artist, best small/mid/large venue, and so much more, are included as well.
Under each category, a minimum of 5 separate nominations must occur for the band/musician/etc. to qualify for the first round of voting. (More rules and regulations can be found here.) Voting begins in January 2020 – this will narrow down the selection for the second round of voting that will occur in March 2020.
Last year, some very talented musicians were honored and celebrated. We’re very excited to see all of the new and returning faces – we just need you to nominate your favorites and then vote!
Do you know who you’re nominating? Do you have an opinion on the Tulsa Music Awards? Let us know in the comments!