Jamey Johnson
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You likely wouldn’t believe how many music festivals occur in the Sooner State. Just this month, no less than nine events feature one or more days of live music, food and vending for the perusal and pleasure of all comers far and wide.

Highlights in April include the Buckin’ Wild Music Fest, Norman Music Festival and the Oklahoma Songwriters Festival.

Apr 15-17 Buckin’ Wild Music Fest Lost Creek Ranch, Erick, Okla.
Apr 15-16 Roberts Ranch Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ & Music Fest Enid Convention Hall, Enid, Okla.
Apr 16 Quilt, Art & Music Festival & Earth Day Celebration Garden Deva Sculpture Co., Tulsa
Apr 16 Tulsa Roots Music Bash Guthrie Green, Tulsa
Apr 19-24 Festival of the Arts Bicentennial Park, Oklahoma City
April 21-23 Norman Music Festival 2016 Norman, Okla.
April 28-30 Oklahoma Songwriters Festival Oklahoma City
(*NonDoc is a sponsor)
April 28-30 Calf Fry Fest Stillwater, Okla.
Apr 28-30 Duncan’s Grove Spring Bluegrass Festival 1802 E. Chestnut, Duncan, Okla.


Buckin’ Wild Music Fest

Beginning in July 2014, Nashville transplant Donnie Liles took his newfound love of Red Dirt music to the ultimate heights, when he organized the first Buckin’ Wild Music Fest at the Lost Creek Ranch in Erick, Okla. According to the festival’s info page, 3,000 people showed up for the inaugural event.

Besides blending country music with Red Dirt, the festival also features mud drags and bull riding. Headlining act Jamey Johnson will bring some Grammy-nominated cred to the stage.

Norman Music Fest

Since 2008, Norman Music Fest has offered a free showcase of national acts on Main Street. Held under the auspices of the nonprofit Norman Music Alliance, the event boasts attendance of 80,000 people. The 2016 NMF will feature Cleveland-based Cloud Nothings. Registration is still open to those wishing to volunteer.

Oklahoma Songwriters Festival

The first-ever Oklahoma Songwriters Festival seeks to engage aspiring musicians with professionals from the genre in a three-day program of workshops and performances. Michael Fracasso and Kierston White are the featured performers for an April 28 show at OKC’s Blue Door, and NonDoc is a sponsor of the event.