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Get the Most Out of Dfest

If you are planning on going to the Diversafest Music Conference this weekend, here are some freebies and pointers.

Reserve a Free Compilation CD

The disc is a great mix of local, regional and national artists performing at this year’s Dfest music festival with 20 tracks by 20 national and indie bands. You can ONLY get this limited edition 2008 compilation CD at the Dfest merchandise/info booth on the corner of 2nd & Elgin. Make sure there’s a copy waiting for you by reserving yours today online and then visit the guys at Integriteez Screen Works and pick up your Dfest CD.

Enjoy Perks and Freebies with a VIP Pass

Buy your VIP pass before Thursday and you will get a special invitation to the annual Dfest private kick-off party with legendary Martin Atkins (Martin drummed for NIN, Ministry, Pigface, PiL, Damage Manual). This is Dfest’s “secret party” each year and they are opening it up to their special guests… you. Some of the perks included in the kick-off party:

– FREE food from Qdoba Mexican Grill
– FREE Red Bull
– FREE Grape Ranch Frozen Wine
– and mixing with local, regional and national artists.

Your VIP pass gets you the additional festival amenities too:

– Free bottled water in the festival stage VIP hospitality areas at both outdoor festival stages
– Access to private portable toilets in the VIP hospitality areas at both outdoor festival stages
– Access to front of stage VIP all-ages areas at both outdoor festival stages
– Access to the Southwest Airlines Business Select VIP Hospitality Lounge in Capella’s (21+ only)
– Access to the VIP hospitality lounges within the VIP areas at both outdoor festival stages

VIP tickets are $150 per person, good for both days, July 25 and 26. In order to purchase Dfest VIP tickets you must have already purchased either a festival pass or conference badge.

Get Free Music from Featured Dfest Performer

Shawnee native Samantha Crain is going gangbusters with her newest CD entitled Confiscation, released today. You can download 5 songs from that album with these links below:

(Window users, right click on link and “Save Target/Link As”)

01. The River
02. Beloved, We Have Expired
03. Traipsing Through the Aisles
04. In Smithereens
05. The Last Stanchion Goes Belly Up

Samantha will be performing on Saturday at the Dirty Tavern Stage at 9 p.m. [ Via Tulsa World ]

Top Picks and Sleepers

Dfest is finally here and with it a virtual smorgasbord of bands. The promise of two consecutive nights filled with music can be exciting and daunting at the same time. The question is, with roughly 140 bands to choose from over the weekend, where do you start?

Urban Tulsa’s writers have helped narrow it down with their top picks and sleepers for the festival weekend.

Photo credit: syd delicious

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July 23rd, 2008




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