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ACM@UCO to Present Bigger, Bolder Music Festival in Bricktown April 10

BRONCHO, indie rock band based in Norman, will headline the AT&T main stage at the ACM@UCO Metro Music Fest. The festival begins at 3 p.m., Friday, April 10.

March 25, 2015

Media Contact: Liz Johnson, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, ACM@UCO, 405-974-4711,


The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) will invade Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district with more than 60 ACM@UCO student bands performing in 10 different venues as a part of its “ACM@UCO Metro Music Fest” event, featuring free live music throughout the district starting at 3 p.m., Friday, April 10.           

Formerly known as “ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown,” this is the sixth year the ACM@UCO has produced a festival of this scale. Each year the festival has grown in popularity, drawing more than 15,000 attendees in 2014.           

The “ACM@UCO Metro Music Fest” is a part of the University of Central Oklahoma’s yearlong celebration of the university’s 125th anniversary and will feature a variety of established Oklahoma artists celebrating the state’s impressive musical legacy. Notable artists include BRONCHO, John Fullbright, Matt Stansberry and The Romance, and Horse Thief, among others.

“This year, we wanted to create an opportunity for our students to perform with other Oklahoma artists that have gained some national and international success,” said Scott Booker, CEO and executive director of ACM@UCO.           

“The ACM@UCO Metro Music Fest will truly be a transformative learning experience for our students, which we continually strive to provide to each student who enters our program.”

In addition to the music performances, the academy will host a series of educational panels from 3-6 p.m. in the ACM@UCO Songwriting Room, located on the lobby level of the campus at 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. Panel topics include “Music and Film: A Perfect Pair” with deadCENTER Film Festival executive director Lance McDaniel at 3 p.m., “From Local to National: MMF Headliners Talk Music Career Growth Beyond Oklahoma” at 4 p.m., and “Ableton Live: A Demonstration” at 5 p.m.

Additionally, the 2015 festival will feature a marketplace component for the first time. The “ACM@UCO Metro Music Fest Market” will offer festival attendees the opportunity to participate in a silent auction featuring ACM@UCO music gear, amps, books and more. Music industry retailers will also set up shop for record and music gear sales. Retailers include Red Dirt Brothers, Trolley Stop Record Shop and Walrus Audio. The market will take place from 3-8 p.m. on the lobby level of the ACM@UCO.

Admission to all venues is free. Event sponsors include AT&T, Bricktown Brewery, deadCENTER Film Festival, Downtown OKC, Inc., Henry Hudson’s Public House, Keep It Local OK, The Oklahoma Gazette, Walrus Audio, Wells Fargo Advisors, 98.9 KISS FM, 100.5 KATT FM and 104.9 WILD FM.

A current line up of bands and venues is below, with more information and updates available at as well as the ACM@UCO Facebook page at

25 S. Oklahoma Ave.
3-8 p.m. - ACM@UCO Metro Music Fest Market

25 S. Oklahoma Ave.
5 p.m. - indigos music
6 p.m. - Cutter Elliott
7 p.m. - The Kylee Higgins Band
8 p.m. - LoneMoon
9 p.m. - Richard Blake
10 p.m. - DropShop
11 p.m. - boare

ACM@UCO Performance Lab
329 E. Sheridan Ave.
7 p.m. - The Had Matters
8 p.m. - Them Hounds
9 p.m. - Day One
10 p.m. - Spaceface
11 p.m. - Horse Thief
Midnight - Stardeath and White Dwarfs

ACM@UCO Songwriting Room
25 S. Oklahoma Ave., Lobby Level
3 p.m. - PANEL: “Music and Film: A Perfect Pair”
4 p.m. - PANEL: “From Local to National: MMF Headliners Talk Music Career Growth Beyond Oklahoma”
5 p.m. - DEMONSTRATION: “Ableton Live: A Demonstration”
7 p.m. - S. Reidy
7:30 p.m. - Celadon City
8 p.m. - Willis
8:30 p.m. - of_cosmos
9 p.m. - Brandon Romans
9:30 p.m. - Fre$hjay
10 p.m. - Schotty
10:30 p.m. - Sardashhh
11 p.m. - Zedek
11:20 p.m. - Graham Preemo
11:40 p.m. - Nick Chaos
Midnight - Candice Cooper
12:15 a.m. - Jabee

AT&T Main Stage
Southwest Corner of Reno and Oklahoma Ave.
3 p.m. - Honey
3:50 p.m. - NøiseBleedsSøund
4:40 p.m. - The Argots
5:30 p.m. - Aluma
6:20 p.m. - Rachel Brashear
7:10 p.m. - Ripple Green
8 p.m. - Kaitlin Butts
9 p.m. - Kevin & Dustin Welch
10 p.m. - John Fullbright
11:15 p.m. - BRONCHO

Capt. Norm’s Dockside Bar
105 E. California Ave.
9 p.m. - Search Marbly
10 p.m. - Clan Overdrive
11 p.m. - March Of Death

JJ’s Alley
212 E. Sheridan Ave.
9:30 p.m. - Allyson Meghan
10:30 p.m. - Saige Cross
11:30 p.m. - Grant Adams
12:30 a.m. - Jade Castle

Lower Bricktown Fountain Stage
Reno and Mickey Mantle
3 p.m. - The Crystal Cassettes
4 p.m. - fm pilots
5 p.m. - Mourning Patterns
6 p.m. - Zoot Suit
7 p.m. - Part Time Savants
8 p.m. - Good Culture
9 p.m. - Bowlsey
10 p.m. - KFOR Channel Four Band
11 p.m. - Matt Stansberry & The Romance
12 a.m. - Equilibrium

SONIC Water Stage
Lower Bricktown
3:30 p.m. - Erica Ray
4:30 p.m. - Seph(ra)
5:30 p.m. - Carol Morgan/Sáhniš
6:30 p.m. - Eyes Made Ready
7:30 p.m. - Vinace
8:30 p.m. - Space4Lease
9:30 p.m. - Hannah Wolff
10:30 p.m. - Shiny Toy Guns (Acoustic Set with Carah Faye and Chad Petree)
11:30 p.m. - Travis Traps

Whiskey Chicks 
115 E. Reno Ave.
9 p.m. - Genuine Hick
10 p.m. - The Dulcets
11 p.m. - Kierston White
Midnight - John Calvin Abney

Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan Ave.
10 p.m. - Air Line Road
11 p.m. - The Hideouts
Midnight - “Tulsa Sound” Tribute


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Cutline:  BRONCHO, indie rock band based in Norman, will headline the AT&T main stage at the ACM@UCO Metro Music Fest. The festival begins at 3 p.m., Friday, April 10.