Tulsa Punk Rock Flea Market Supports Alternative Music Scene – FOX23 News

TULSA, Okla. — Music, mohawks and metal studs filled Expo Square for the annual Tulsa Punk Rock Flea Market.

Michelle Cozzaglio, co-owner of the Tulsa Punk Rock Flea Market, said it’s about alternative culture.

“It’s really about alternative culture, alternative music, punk, hardcore, metal, rock and roll, stuff like that,” she said.

Cozzaglio grew up in the Tulsa punk scene and said his favorite part of the market is bringing the community together.

“It’s really fun, you see all of your friends that you knew a lot closer, and it also supports small businesses and artists,” she said.

Unique vendors sold art, clothing, jewelry, and records. Many sellers represented the DIY culture of punk rock.

“DIY is really, you know, what we do.” said Cozzaglio.

She said the idea for the flea market began eight years ago with humble beginnings.

“Our first show eight years ago was in a small abandoned church, and about 500 people came and I was like ‘oh my God, 500 people came.’ Now thousands of people are showing up. It was a really great race,” Cozzaglio said.

When she looks around and sees people with their kids rummaging through cases of records and teenagers decked out in studs and mohawks, she says that’s proof that punk isn’t dead.

Besides the flea market, Cozzaglio and her husband make screen-printed t-shirts and own a record store.

Diana J. Carleton