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2017 Stillwater Arts Festival (April 22–23)

Released:Mar 14, 2017

(Updated April 19, 2017) – The Friday Food Trucks and Tunes event on Friday, April 21 is canceled due to potential weather.

In response to this cancellation, the City of Stillwater is extending the Stillwater Arts Festival hours on Saturday, April 22 to 8 p.m. and will feature additional live music performances planned for Friday’s event and food trucks.

The Stillwater Arts Festival is held rain or shine in Downtown Stillwater. The City is monitoring the weekend weather conditions and anticipates a possible slow start to the festival on Saturday.

The City will post updates on this event at http://stillwater.org and on the City of Stillwater Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Stillwater Arts Festival Updated Schedule

Saturday April 22 | Festival Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. | Tyrel Draper
  • 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. | Monica Taylor, Nathan & Shelby Eicher
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. | The Red Dirt Rangers
  • 4 to 5:30 p.m. | Aaron Woods Band
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Val Gladden Band

Sunday April 23 | Festival Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 12 to 12:45 p.m. | Cover 2
  • 1 to 1:45 p.m. | Tyler Seims
  • 2 to 3 p.m. | Tres Dudes
  • 3:15 to 4 p.m. | Mariachi Lopez
  • 4:15 to 5 p.m. | Rachelle Sigrist

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.

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For media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.  


Stillwater Arts Festival announces live entertainment lineup

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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / March 16, 2017) – The 40th annual Stillwater Arts Festival is more than just a place to view and purchase art. The City of Stillwater has prepared a weekend full of fun activities and live entertainment for you to enjoy with your family and friends.

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

The Stillwater Arts Festival will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22 and continue Sunday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 right here 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, TX. 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 right here 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 stillwaterartsfestival@stillwater.org.

This project was supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The agency’s mission is to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry. The Oklahoma Arts Council provides approximately 500 grants to almost 250 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry, and manages hundreds of works of art in the public spaces of the state Capitol. Additional information is available at arts.ok.gov.

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For media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


 
 
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About the Stillwater Arts Festival

The Stillwater Arts Festival has grown from a small, local art show to a premier springtime event for the region, noted for the quality of artists and its outstanding entertainment.

Formerly known as the Run for the Arts, our event is held in the thriving community of Stillwater, which is home to Oklahoma State University, the world famous Eskimo Joe’s and Oklahoma’s friendliest people, as voted by Oklahoma Living Magazine.

Produced by the professional staff of the City of Stillwater and aided by dedicated volunteers, the Stillwater Arts Festival features approximately 100 juried artists along with an extensive food court, artist demonstrations, children’s activity area and more.

In 2011, the Stillwater Arts Festival was honored with the Award of Excellence for the Southwest Region Arts & Humanities Class III by the National Parks and Recreation Association.

This project was supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The agency’s mission is to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry. The Oklahoma Arts Council provides approximately 500 grants to almost 250 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry, and manages hundreds of works of art in the public spaces of the state Capitol. Additional information is available at arts.ok.gov.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Stephanie Kinder at 405.533.8435 or email stillwaterartsfestival@stillwater.org.


 

  

 

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