Oklahoma native pop-rock trio Hanson will host the second annual Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District. The concert will feature Hanson, along with The Polyphonic Spree, Black Joe Lewis, Jamestown Revival and Oklahoma psychedelic folk band Horse Thief.
In addition to the already robust music lineup, Oklahoma artists had the opportunity to kick off the day’s music through the Awesome Music Opening Band Contest organized in partnership with the Tulsa World and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO). As a part of the application process, OF+MO invited all applicants to register in the Oklahoma Music Guide, a free directory for Oklahoma musicians, businesses and venues. To learn more about the Music Guide and register your band, please visit the Oklahoma Music Guide.
“The opportunity to support Hanson and their 2nd annual Hop Jam is important to OF+MO. We are so glad they decided to come back to Oklahoma and create a festival that will grow our states music industry and support local businesses,” said Tava Maloy Sofsky, director of OF+MO.
Five finalists were chosen by members of Hanson, with fans getting their turn to vote, ultimately selecting alt-rock band All About a Bubble as the opening band of the 2015 festival. Made up of Dustin Storm on vocals and guitar, Luke Chronister on vocals and guitar, Clinton Summers on bass, Fabian Robles on drums, and Jawn Vawka on guitar, All About a Bubble has been playing for more than four years. They’ve toured regionally and play around Tulsa regularly.
“The Hop Jam is all about bringing together three things we love – music, craft beer and our home state, Oklahoma. We were amazed by the great reception to the event in its first year, thanks to the awesome support of great partners and the community. We’re hopeful that this event can be one Oklahomans will look forward to for years to come,” said Taylor Hanson, member of Hanson.
The Hop Jam Craft Beer and Music Festival features a large-scale, all-ages, free live concert area, and a robust craft beer festival, focused on elevating their offering in all aspects, from beer selection to music lineup. The commitment by the festival to enrich the community extends beyond the event as the festival will help feed the hungry through supporting The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
Hop Head VIP tickets are available for $45, which offer early entry to the festival, a tasting glass with unlimited beer tastings and a Hop Head hat. Unlimited Hop tickets are also available for $35, which offer a tasting glass with unlimited beer tastings. To purchase tickets and for more information about the festival, please visit The Hop Jam.
About the Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Created in 1979, The Oklahoma Film + Music Office strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma’s film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office please visit www.okfilmmusic.org.