The inaugural Act Like You Know fest hit the ground running in Tulsa in November. With over 40 acts taking the stage, the festival was absolutely electric. In addition to the thrilling musical acts, all of the proceeds from this benefit weekend went to Oklahomans for Equality, a charity that fights towards equal rights for LGBTQ+ individuals and families through intersectional advocacy, education, programs, alliances, and the operation of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. Here’s a look at some of the sponsors that helped make this festival happen:
Sunday Drive Records
Sunday Drive Records is an independent record label created in 2015. Founded by Jonathan Lee Gonzalez, this Texas-based label was born from a passion for music, art, design, and community – and has upheld that love in each of its projects. SDR started in a dorm room, and heavily focused on the DIY aspects of creative community outreach. Six years later, SDR represents dozens of local, national, and international groups and has released 50+ albums in genres spanning from hardcore punk to indie.
Sunday Drive Records got up close and personal with Act Like You Know this year. Be sure to check out their coverage at the festival below!
Triple B Records
Created in 2009, Triple B Records is a hardcore record label intent on showcasing the best of underground artists. With over 79k followers across all of their social media platforms and growing, Triple B Records is easily making a name for itself as a dictator of taste in the hardcore scene. Despite this level of notoriety, Triple B Records is quick to put its community ahead of a quick cash grab. Earlier this month, Triple B Records raised $5600 for the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund by hosting a benefit concert.
To take a look at their represented artists, or shop their store filled with sick merch and beautiful hand-pressed vinyl records, you can visit their website here.
Started in 2018, Boulevard Trash is a booming punk store and record label located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They offer new and used records, clothing, books, pins, tchotchkes, and everything in between. This funky, eclectic second-hand store also buys used clothes and records, so be sure to check them out if you’re in the area!
For anyone not in the Tulsa area who wants to support this small business, be sure to check out their online store here!