Fundraising concert Rock ’n Folk ’n (no) Chili Cook-off planned at Tulsa's historic Cain's Ballroom with new format due to pandemic
TULSA –Tulsa musicians Nightingale, Brad Absher & The Superials, Jacob Tovar, and Paul Benjaman’s Sunday Nite Thing will perform at Horton Records Seventh Annual Rock ’n Folk ’n (no) Chili Cook-off at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Tulsa’s historic Cain’s Ballroom.
Usually known as the Rock ’n Folk ’n Chili Cook-off, the annual event benefits Horton Records, a Tulsa nonprofit record label. But the format will change this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tickets are on sale for a limited number of reserved-seating, socially distanced tables of four for $160 (plus fees). The price includes four chili meal boxes catered by Lambrusco’z. Tickets are available online only at cainsballroom.com.
A free live-stream of the event will be provided at www.facebook.com/cainsballroom, courtesy of Live From Cain’s and White Claw Hard Seltzer. There will be a silent auction during the event, which will include a new painting by Tulsa artist Chris Mantle, according to a news release.
In past years, the all-ages, family-friendly fundraiser has featured a competition with chili samples from Tulsa area restaurants and local musicians. This year, with the health and safety of those attending the show in mind, samples will not be provided at the event.
Instead, participating restaurants will have chili on their menus, and patrons can go online to vote for their favorite chili through Nov. 1. Winners will be announced during the Nov. 7 fundraiser. For more information, visit hortonrecords.org.
Participating restaurants include High Dive, Lambrusco’z, Laffa, Ike’s, McNellie’s, The Brook, The Wurst (at Mother Road Market), Mr. Nice Guys (at Mother Road Market) & Knotty Pig.
“With everyone’s safety in mind, this year’s event will look a little different than it has in previous years. We will be limiting the number of tickets available in person at the venue, and we’ll be providing a livestream for those who prefer to participate from home,” said Brian Horton, president of Horton Records, in a statement. “We definitely have a great lineup of music, and it will be an entertaining evening for everyone. We’re grateful for the support that enables us to further our mission to help Oklahoma artists grow and develop and release music which collectively raises the profile of our community and continues to build on the rich tradition of this region.”
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About Horton Records
Horton Records is a volunteer-based, nonprofit 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 80 titles from Oklahoma artists and distributed more than 100,000 physical units worldwide. Each year, it books more than 100 shows on behalf of Oklahoma artists, free of charge, with about $50,000 annually being paid directly to musicians. For more information, visit www.hortonrecords.org.