Travis Bond

Travis Bond performs during the 2019 Tulsa Music Awards show. This year’s awards will be held April 11 at Cain’s Ballroom. JOEY JOHNSON/for the Tulsa World

Hundreds of music artists have been nominated, and the first round of online voting is under way for the third annual Oilfire Tulsa Music Awards, created to recognize the best of the Tulsa music scene.

Winners will be honored during an April 11 awards ceremony and show at Cain’s Ballroom. The best music artists, radio personalities, DJs, promoters, producers, venues, studios and events will be recognized.

Vote this month to determine the top four in each category. Among performer categories: the home away from home award, cover/tribute artist of the year, pop artist, new artist, solo acoustic artist, punk artist, heartland artist, breakout artist, country artist, R&B/soul artist, rock/alternative artist, Christian artist, rap/hip-hop artist, metal artist, jazz artist and blues artist.

Winners also will be selected for album/EP of the year, single of the year and music video of the year.

Voters will decide the top four in each category. In March, a final round of online voting will determine award winners.

To vote or read more about the Oilfire Tulsa Music Awards, go online to

A portion of all sponsorships and ticket sales will go to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.


Jimmie Tramel 918-581-8389

Twitter: @JimmieTramel

Scene Writer

Jimmie is a pop culture and feature writer at the Tulsa World. A former Oklahoma sports writer of the year, he has written books about former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer and former Oklahoma State football coach Pat Jones. Phone: 918-581-8389