Stillwater Arts Festival coming up in April

Team Radio Marketing Group - March 16, 2017 10:16 am

STILLWATER — The City of Stillwater has prepared a weekend full of fun activities and live entertainment with the 40th annual Stillwater Arts Festival.

The first Friday, Food Trucks & Tunes of the year will kick off at 6 p.m. April 21. Some of Stillwater’s most popular food truck vendors will attend, along with a live entertainment lineup featuring Good Company and the Val Gladden Band.

The Stillwater Arts Festival will begin at 10 a.m. April 22 and continue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23. There will be live entertainment, artist demonstrations, a children’s activity area and more. Approximately 50 juried artists will be selling a variety of artwork, jewelry, and other crafts.

“We are very pleased to be able to present such a wide variety of music at both Friday, Food Trucks & Tunes and the Stillwater Arts Festival,” said Tony Wright, Stillwater Arts Festival’s Entertainment Coordinator. “We believe this will allow us to showcase regional performance art along with the traditional artists. We are fortunate to live in a community where the people support all facets of art.”

The 2017 Stillwater Arts Festival is partnered by the Oklahoma Arts Council, Downtown Stillwater, the Oklahoma State Museum of Art, Multi Arts Center and the Arts and Humanities Council of Stillwater.

Here is a complete list of the entertainment lineup for each day:

Friday, April 21

6 p.m. – Good Company: Good Company is one of Oklahoma City’s top high-energy show bands. They headlined the 2016 Wine and Arts Festival in Guthrie, OK, and offer a wide variety of music styles ranging from 1940s love songs to today’s most popular hits.

8 p.m. – Val Gladden Band: Val Gladden and his band are long-time audience favorites at a wide variety of venues  in Stillwater. A staple at many community events, the Val Gladden Band always delivers crowd-pleasing music.

Saturday, April 22

10:30 p.m. – Tyrel Draper Band: The Tyrel Draper Band, a Stillwater native, offers a unique red dirt sound. Draper started his music career in high school in Justin, Texas. During college, Draper assembled a band and started performing around Oklahoma.

12:15 p.m. – Monica Taylor, Nathan & Shelby Eicher, and Jared Tyler “Songs from the Mountains to the Prairies.”

2 p.m. – The Red Dirt Rangers: The Red Dirt Rangers formed in the late 1980s in Stillwater. The band offers a variety of music from old favorites to new compositions.

4 p.m. – Aaron Woods Band: The Aaron Woods Band is an icon for red dirt music lovers. They have put a twist on traditional music to appeal to today’s audience.

Sunday, April 23

Noon – Cover 2: Cover 2 adds their own twist to popular songs, focusing on the lyrics in an intimate setting.

1 p.m. – Tyler Seims: Tyler Seims’ craftsmanship for putting a twist on old songs is a crowd-pleaser.

2 p.m. – Tres Dudes: Tres Dudes’ deep roots in music offers a wide variety of sounds for their fans.

3:15 p.m. – Mariachi Lopez: Mariachi Lopez is one of Oklahoma City’s favorite mariachi bands. Their authentic music and dress make their performances a fiesta for the eyes and ears.

4:15 p.m. – Richelle Sigrist: With over 20 years of experience singing, Richelle Sigrist recently released her first album. She is known for her original song writing.

For more information about the 2017 Stillwater Arts Festival, contact Stephanie Kinder at (405) 533-8435 or email [email protected].


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