2 Minutes To Tulsa Metal Showcase Announced – Apr 1st – Cain’s Ballroom

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Tickets are on sale for Horton Records’ 2 Minutes To Tulsa on Sat. Apr. 1, 2023 at Tulsa’s historic Cain’s BallroomBrian Horton, President of the local nonprofit record label, announced today. This inaugural event showcases a diverse lineup of heavier music from near and far, including California bands, Vicious Rumors, Night Demon and Haunt , Newcastle England’s Satan, Canada’s Exciter, Texas bands Sadistic Force and Night Cobra , Kansas City’s Hammerhedd , and Tulsa’s own Blind Oath, with more to be announced.


This all-ages event will utilize both the main stage and the restaurant stage. The evening will also feature a special food menu from Mac’s BBQ at Cain’s Ballroom and a limited beer release, exclusive to this showcase, from Tulsa’s Heirloom Rustic Ales.


“We are super stoked about this inaugural showcase event with a stellar lineup,” says Horton. “This style of music is often overlooked, yet it continually has one of the most passionate and dedicated fan bases from around the world who travel to see shows like this. Heavier bands like these don’t often route through the Tulsa market, but when they do come through town, they’re blown away by the energy from this community. We want to put that on full display April 1st and continue to build on this showcase opportunity.”


Horton Records, a volunteer-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) Tulsa music organization, was a 2022 Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards finalist in the “Arts and Humanities” category. The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits’ ONE Awards honors 21 nonprofits throughout the state for superior leadership and exceptional service to their constituents and communities. In October, the Horton Records released ᎠᏅᏛᏁᎵᏍᎩ (Anvdvnelisgi, pronounced “Ah Nuh Duh Nay Lees Gi”) or “Performers,” a groundbreaking contemporary album of original music performed entirely in the Cherokee language. Produced by Jeremy Charles, the project is supported by the Zarrow Family Foundations’ Commemoration Fund.


*Horton Records Inaugural 2 Minutes To Tulsa Metal Showcase 

*Saturday, April 1, 2023; Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main (doors 4:00 PM & music at 5:00 PM)

*TICKETS: Limited Early Bird $25, General Admission $40 in advance/$45 day of show. (A limited number of Mezzanine tickets available for $50). Friends Of Metal Admission w/ Event Merch $65.  A limited number of reserved tables of four are available for $200 (+ fees). All Ages. 

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Horton Records is a volunteer-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) Tulsa music organization. Its mission is to provide services that develop and support musicians in the Tulsa area, while fostering community with other creative partners and building on the rich musical heritage in the region. Horton Records organizes and promotes showcase events, provides booking services and management support to artists, supplies business and financial support for recording and distributing music worldwide, and supports educational efforts for all ages. This mission directly aligns with city and state efforts to enhance the image of Tulsa and the surrounding area as a creative hub and music destination that attracts and retains visitors, as well as current and future residents.

Horton Records has officially released more than 120 titles from Oklahoma artists and distributed more than 150,000 physical units worldwide. Each year, it books more than 100 shows on behalf of Oklahoma artists, free of charge, with approximately $50,000 annually being paid directly to musicians. 

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