Get ready to step back in time to the 1970s, where carnival games, food, and music were all the rage. Carney Fest is an upcoming music festival that promises to deliver an old-school carnival-type vibe that will transport you to another era. The festival is set to take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 15, 2023, on the grounds outside of The Church Studio, which was founded by Leon Russell in 1972.

The festival’s mission is to produce, promote, and perform a family-friendly outdoor experience that enriches Tulsa’s cultural landscape through the power of music, leading to a measurable economic impact. The festival is named after Leon Russell’s 1972 critically acclaimed album “Carney,” which is the year that he purchased The Church Studio and turned it into a world-renowned recording studio and home office to Shelter Records.

The festival’s theme is an old-school carnival-type vibe, including jugglers, unicyclists, and stilt walkers. The food and merch will also support this retro feel. Pets and kids are welcome at the festival.

The festival is a ticketed event, and upon purchase, a QR code will be sent to the purchaser’s email. There will also be a check-in desk at the event that will have your information. VIP tickets are available, which include exclusive access to a lounge area and a separate entrance. Tickets can be purchased through the festival’s website.

The festival’s musical lineup consists of artists invited from a pool of The Church Studio’s previous year’s recording studio clients. In addition to the economic impact on the community, any remaining proceeds after musicians, artists, and vendors are compensated will benefit the mission of the Church Studio Music Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Carney Fest will also have vendors selling merchandise, and cash and credit will be accepted as forms of payment. The festival promises to be an unforgettable experience that will take you back to the days of old-school carnivals and great music.

For those coming from out of town, special pricing is available at the Tulsa Club and Hyatt Regency hotels. Simply mention that you are booking for Carney Fest at The Church Studio.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to enjoy an old-school carnival-type vibe and great music. Get your tickets now and be part of the Carney Fest experience.