Orange County Music League was founded in December of 2013 by John Safari and Kevin Martin. Both had been giving local talent the opportunity to play on stages around Orange County, as well as a camp out music festival by the lake called Bradstock, in Lake Elsinore. Kevin and John had grow tired of watching bands have to pay to play on even the smallest of stages around OC, and decided that they were going to be the “sight for sore eyes” in the Orange County music scene. They started OCML with the idea of bringing together the “Super Heroes of OC Music” to reshape and rebuild a thriving music scene that benefits everyone from venue to promoter to artist.
In the beginning of 2014 OCML launched DOWN Tuesday’s at The Copper Door in Santa Ana and things have snowballed quickly to multiple weekly event all over Orange County.
In late 2015 OCML made it’s expansion to San Diego and shortly after north to Long Beach. There are now more opportunities to play fair shows in SoCal then ever before. Orange County Music League is here to stand with the artists and build a mutually beneficial scene where all parties come out on top.