There’s no better bargain in the state this weekend than ACM@UCO’s Metro Music Fest Saturday in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district. With the nice price of absolutely-freakin’-free, music fans young and old can find something to jam along with.

Although primarily designed as a vehicle for student musicians to gain live-performance experience, ACM@UCO festival organizers scored a major coup in booking an eclectic mix of notable national acts. From the dubstep of MUST DIE! to the bluegrass of 25-year-old Sierra Hill, the line-up features diversity first and foremost.

In particular, the beer-soaked jangle of Guided By Voices and futuristic hip hop of clipping. should make your must-see list of the festival’s 71 total acts (full schedule below).

Guided By Voices

There’s no signs of slowing for the legendary Robert Pollard and his rotating cast of indie rockers. Even after more than 30 years of critical acclaim and a catalog worthy of its own online database, GBV still manages to create a prolific amount of output. Most recent evidence: The band’s first-ever double album, August By Cake, is set to drop Friday. This will be Pollard’s 100th album, according to the video above (which was just posted Sunday).

Should make for some nifty song reveals during their 10:30 p.m. headlining spot Saturday at The Criterion.


Fans of the Broadway smash Hamilton might recognize lyricist Daveed Diggs, the frontman of this avant hip-hop act, for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson. He won a Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical Performance in 2016 for his performance.

In the video for last summer’s breakout single Wriggle (above), newcomers to clipping. can get an introduction into Diggs’ machine-gun motormouth delivery. More recent and less erratic fare (which was just posted Tuesday, incidentally) can be found here, and it features more of a slam poet-type delivery.

Schedule and details

Other notable national acts include all-female foursome SHEL, Oklahoma’s own Sports and Minneapolis duo Night Moves, to name a few. Additionally, more than 60 ACM@UCO student bands will perform at nine different venues throughout the Bricktown district (see schedule below).

For more information, visit ACM@UCO online or check out their Facebook page for the latest updates.

ACM@UCO Patio Stage, 25 S. Oklahoma Ave.
Sarah Loethen – 3:30 p.m.
Lauryn Martin-Hardiman – 4 p.m.
Keathley – 4:30 p.m.
Mandias – 5 p.m.
Carol Morgan – 5:30 p.m.

ACM@UCO Performance Lab – Subsonix Stage, 329 E. Sheridan Ave.
Trevor Lindley – 7 p.m.
Paenultimus – 7:30 p.m.
JYNX – 8:15 p.m.
Crystal Vision – 9 p.m.
Dirty Flaws – 10 p.m.
MUST DIE! – 11 p.m.

ACM@UCO Songwriting Room, 25 S. Oklahoma Ave., Lobby Level
Film and Music: How the Industries Connect – Noon – 2 p.m.
Presented by the Oklahoma Film and Music Office and deadCENTER Film Festival

The True CW – 7 p.m.
Druce Wayne & ill suburbia – 7:30 p.m.
JodyOklvhomv – 8 p.m.
Shaka – 8:30 p.m.
Theone – 9 p.m.
BAF Squad – 9:30 p.m.
S. Reidy – 10:10 p.m.
Original Flow and the Fervent Route – 11:10 p.m.

AT&T Main Stage, East of Zio’s Italian Kitchen, 12 E. California Ave.
Kid’s Festival – Noon – 4 p.m.
Monty Harper – Noon
“Frozen” Sing-A-Long and Meet & Greet – 1 p.m.
Squad Supreme (Superhero Tribute) – 2 p.m.
The Spaghetti Eddie – 2:45 p.m.

Main Stage Evening Acts – 6 p.m. – Midnight
Cutter Elliot – 6 p.m.
Grant Adams – 7 p.m.
Space4Lease – 8 p.m.
SHEL – 9 p.m.
Sierra Hull – 10:30 p.m.

Lower Bricktown Fountain Stage, North of Harkins Bricktown Cinemas, 150 E. Reno Ave.
Ciara Reese – 1 p.m.
Monica White – 2 p.m.
Rebel Diamonds – 3 p.m.
Midas 13 – 4 p.m.
Mallory Eagle – 5 p.m.
Electric Airways – 6 p.m.
The Portions – 7 p.m.
Rozlyn Zora – 8 p.m.
Jason Scott – 9 p.m.
The Lunar Laugh – 10 p.m.
Lincka – 11 p.m.

Sonic Water Stage, South of 300 Johnny Bench Dr.
The-Smash – 12:30 p.m.
Magic Munchbox – 1:30 p.m.
Santiago Ramones – 2:30 p.m.
Galore – 3:30 p.m.
Swim Fan – 4:30 p.m.
Morgan – 5:30 p.m.
Topicana Ice Cream – 6:30 p.m.
Campbell Young – 7:30 p.m.
The Ivy – 8:30 p.m.
The So Help Me’s – 9:30 p.m.
Young Weather – 10:30 p.m.

TapWerks Ale House Outdoor Stage, East of 121 E. Sheridan Ave.
Pluto Rest In Peace – 12:30 p.m.
Don’t Tell Dena – 1:30 p.m.
Pax – 2:30 p.m.
MIXXED – 3:30 p.m.
Stone Tide – 4:30 p.m.
Layken – 5:30 p.m.
The KFOR Channel 4 Band – 6:30 p.m.
Part-Time Savants – 7:30 p.m.
The Hideouts – 8:30 p.m.
NoiseBleedsSound – 9:30 p.m.
Saint Loretto – 10:30 p.m.

The Criterion, 500 E. Sheridan Ave.
Trash TV – 6 p.m.
Masterhand – 6:45 p.m.
Sports – 7:30 p.m.
Night Moves – 8:30 p.m.
clipping. – 9:30 p.m.
Guided By Voices – 10:30 p.m.

Whiskey Chicks, 115 E. Reno Ave.
Whirlwind – 8:30 p.m.
Packing For Pluto – 9:30 p.m.
ROUSEY – 10:30 p.m.
Morning Fox – 11:30 p.m.