Stillwater Arts Festival Entertainment
Art Festival Entertainment 2016 Schedule
Show Dates and Times (Free Admission)
- Friday, April 15, 2016 Friday Food Trucks and Tunes from 6 to 10 p.m.
- April 16, 2016, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 17, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- This festival is held rain or shine.
Entertainment Schedule Friday, April 15 6 to 7:30 p.m. Suede Panthers
Originally formed as a side project in 2010. The founders - Chris Hoffmeier and Erok Hoffman - have been playing on and off together since their initial cooperation in the band "Left Foot Sally". After dabbling in a few other projects, Erok and Chris got together in 2013 to reform the previously band that is now "The Suede Panther." The lineup for the band has varied throughout the years. The Suede Panther experimented with a sax, another guitarist, some keys, and some harmonica but, in the end, the lineup that has most prevailed has been the power trio structure with Martin Henry on the bass. Scott Carson has been known to make an appearance on rhythm and vocals when he is not gigging with his own project.
The Suede Panther writes and performs original music that combines a multitude of genres including pop, rock, blues, funk, and folk. "The Hunt" is the band's initial album and is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, and will soon be featured on Pandora.
8 to 9:30 pm. Mountain Deer Revival The Wichita KS based band, Mountain Deer Revival will be returning for their second performance at the Friday Food Truck and Tunes event on April 14, 2016. The event is co-sponsored by The Downtown Stillwater Business Improvement District and the City of Stillwater. The event is located in the area adjacent to Seventh Avenue and Main Street in Downtown Stillwater, OK. The admission is free to the public.
Every great sound has to come from somewhere. Red Dirt Music had its start in Oklahoma. Southern Rock can be traced back to the early American South. Texas Country clearly defined its roots in its name. So where does Mountain Deer Revival's sound come from? From band members Jake and Jason Coffey, Dale Shuey, Matt Ohm and Connor Edmundson. With an original, genre-expanding sound, few musicians can compare to the originality of this Kansas based band. Their music manages to successfully close the gap between Country Rock, Americana and Bluegrass, while maintaining an honest, independent tone. The band reaches beyond talent, by writing with creativity and performing with passion. With great focus being placed on their lyrics and the feeling of their songs, MDR's music is as much a state of mind as it is a sound.
Saturday, April 16
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Barton and Sweeney
George Barton and Mark Sweeney met in the mid-1970s in the small Oklahoma town of Tahlequah. They immediately recognized their musical kinship and began performing together in local bands. After goingtheir separate ways and leading their own bands throughout the 1980s, the pair teamed up again in Tahlequah in the early 1990s. Since their reunion as a duo, Barton & Sweeney have gained considerable recognition as performing songwriters, showcasing at Crossroads in Memphis and South by Southwest in Austin. Sweeney was chosen as a Kerrville New Folk finalist in 1994 and 1995.The release of their debut album,"River Red" on Tinder Box Records in 1996 led directly to a return to the Kerrville Folk Festival as mainstage performers. Invitations to showcase at the Napa Valley Music Festival,the Falcon Ridge Festival,and Northeast Regional Folk Alliance followed . The result of this attention has been the natural expansion of their touring from a regional to a national scale.
12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Monica Taylor and the Red Dirt Ramblers
From the land of gritty people - pioneers, seekers and her people of the Cherokee nation, Monica Taylor has traveled outward with her guitar and her satchel of homespun sotries in song. Taylor has a lilt in her voice that causes many to wonder where it came from, she is a good listener, a gifted crafter of songs...she is a song catcher.
The Red Dirt Ramblers are from the heart of Red Dirt music country. Together they produce a sound that takes you to the back road of home, to a simpler place and time. The band is made up of Monica of Perkins, OK, Jared Tyler of Tulsa, OK and Nashville, TN, Don Morris of Tulsa, OK and Gene Williams of Tulsa, OK.
2 to 3:15 p.m. The Red Dirt Rangers
The Red Dirt Rangers have been carrying the banner for Red Dirt music since the late 1980s and were formed in the heart of Stillwater, Oklahoma at Oklahoma State University. Their casual approach to becoming a band, while maintaining the laid-back, road-less traveled style evokes musicians who honoed their chops in the living room, front porch, garage, campfire-dotted acreage of the Farm, where the sheer joy of creating music with friends transcended everything else.
The Rangers are celeb rationg 25 years together this year and will embark on the aptly named "Oklahoma World Tour", visiting every corner of the State and beyond.
3:30 to 4:45 p.m, J.P. Blair - Hankerin' for Hank
Hank Williams grew up around Montgomery, Alabama, working the honky-tonks before becoming a regular on the Grand Ole Opry in 1949.
Hankerin’ for Hank and promises to hold true to the original arrangements and style of Hank Williams Sr. These incredibly talented musicians are taking a step back in time in presenting these tunes in the style that Hank wrote them. Listeners will experience the look and sound of Hank Williams as he performed in 1951.
Hankerin' for Hank provides the "Drifting Cowboy" sound that backed Hank, complete with the doghouse bass, clothing and honky-tonk guitar and steel that so much defined the music of that era.
Sunday, April 17 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Stillwater Pipe Band
The Stillwater Pipe Band is a group of bagpipe musicians often accompanied by drummers that plays a selection of tunes, both ancient and modern, Scottish, Irish, Canadian and American.
12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Cover 2 A popular local two piece ensemble performing acoustic versions of popular music. 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Stillwater Ukelele Association The Stillwater Ukulele Association is a group whose goal is to be supportive to other ukulele players and to join together to have fun and make music. 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Stillwater Community Singers The Stillwater Community Singers is a voluntary choral group dedicated to providing a relaxed and fun environment to express their love of singing. 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. McTeggart Irish Dancers McTeggart Irish Dancers is an accredited dance school. Local students develop their dances skills with the goal of participating in dance competition events.
4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
StillyArts is a downtown based studio exploring creativity through arts and dance. Art and dance classes are offered for all ages and Zumba is offered for adults.
StillyArts will be showcasing bollywood dance and Zumba for all.