Horton Records 9th Annual Rock n Folk n Chili Cook Off

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Ticket link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6776774/




TULSA, Okla. July 21, 2022 –Tickets are on sale Friday, July 22 at 10 AM for the Horton Records 9th Annual Rock ’n Folk ’n Chili Cook-off Sat. Nov. 5, 2022 at Tulsa’s historic Cain’s Ballroom, Brian Horton, President of the local nonprofit record label, announced today. The evening includes a special Tribute to JJ Cale, highlighting the city’s diverse musical talent with artists like Chris CombsSarah FrickMike Dee, and Paul Benjaman backed by an all-star Tulsa band. Additional performances from The Bobby LeesCasii Stephan & the Midnight SunJared TylerDesi & Cody and Grazzhopper, round out the night.


This all-ages, family-friendly event features chili samples from Tulsa-area restaurants and food trucks, door prizes, live art, raffles, and silent auctions.


“We love the way this event has become an annual tradition for many. Our focus is: musicians first, community always, and the Chili Cook-Off embodies that,” says Horton. “This year’s lineup is a great one. In addition to showcasing so many outstanding Oklahoma musicians, we get to honor Tulsa’s music history and one of our trailblazers with our Tribute to JJ Cale.”


Donations of non-perishable food and coats will be collected at the door for those in need. Those who choose to donate will receive discounted admission to the event. All tickets include all-you-can-sample chili from Tulsa area restaurants and food trucks (while supplies last).


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 honor 21 nonprofits throughout the state for superior leadership and exceptional service to their constituents and communities. This October, Horton Records will release ᎠᏅᏛᏁᎵᏍᎩ (Anvdvnelisgi, pronounced “Ah Nuh Duh Nay Lees Gi”) or “Performers,” groundbreaking contemporary album of original music performed entirely in the Cherokee language. Produced by Jeremy Charles, the album is supported by the Zarrow Family Foundations’ Commemoration Fund.



*9th Annual Horton Records Rock ‘n Folk ‘n Chili Cook-off 

*Saturday, November 5, 2022; Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main (doors & music at 5:00 PM)

*TICKETS: General Admission $15 in advance/$20 day of show. (A limited number of Mezzanine tickets available for $25). A limited number of reserved tables of four are available for $150 (+ fees). Kids 12 & under are free. 

Ticket link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6776774/



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. For more information, visit www.hortonrecords.org.


Photo by Phil Clarkin Photography