The organizers of the Norman Music Festival have rolled out a new Sustaining Base Membership program for music fans and festival supporters.
In an effort to make balancing the budget for the free three-day event easier, the Norman Music Alliance, the nonprofit entity that presents the festival every April in Norman, now is offering folks the chance to become charter members. To become a charter member, click here.
According to the site, a NMF Sustaining Base Membership will give holders the following honors and benefits:
1) VIP Access to the front of the Main Stage
2) A cool T-shirt available only to the Sustaining Base
3) An invitation or two to special events throughout the year
4) Your very own snazzy annual Membership Card
5) A HUGE warm fuzzy feeling for helping keep NMF healthy and free! Wowza!
Membership is offered at a kickoff price of $60, available only through the end of 2013.
Beginning Jan. 1, the cost will be $80. It will be $100 after April 15.
The alliance’s goal is to recruit 200 members by Dec. 31.
The Norman Music Festival annually brings more than 300 bands and 50,000 spectators to the metro area. It impacts more than 1,000 musicians, artists, and other performers and brings approximately $4 million new dollars to Norman.
The open call for bands for the seventh annual begins at 5 p.m. Dec. 1 (the Sunday after Thanksgiving). It will run to the end of the year and close promptly at midnight Dec. 31, according to the Norman Music Festival Facebook page.