OKC Fest bringing some of country music’s biggest names to Bricktown

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Some of country music's biggest names are coming right here to Oklahoma City for a two-day music festival this weekend.

Sammy Hagar, Hank Williams, Jr., and Rascal Flatts are just a few of the bands that will be making their way to the stage.

Organizers say they are expecting more than 20,000 people will attend the festival.

Last year, OKC Fest gained a great reputation for their incredible lineup.

"Lady Antebellum went back last year and said 'this is a great place. Trust these people. Come. It's a great place to play. Oklahoma City is now on the map,’" Founder Fred Hall said.

Hall says he thought of OKC Fest after a benefit concert two years ago.

"Mayor Cornett and I looked at each other and said, 'why are all of our great Oklahoma musicians not in Oklahoma anymore?’ Because there's no musicindustry here. They're all in Nashville so we thought let's build a music industry here in Oklahoma City," Hall said.

Hall says all proceeds from the festival stay right here in Oklahoma for music education and scholarships.

The event also brings in jobs.

"Let's do what we can to employ Oklahomans in the music industry was the idea for OKC Music Fest," Hall said.

The festival will set up just to the west of the Chesapeake Energy Arena - a strategic location to welcome in the MAPS downtown park expected to be complete in 2021.

"This is a run for Oklahoma, a run for the industry of music in Oklahoma City, and it's also a run to show and fill the Myriad and the new park when it's done to
show that we're an outdoor music festival city," Hall said.

Friday Lineup

  • 5:00 p.m.         Graham Colton
  • 5:50 p.m.         Drive-By Truckers
  • 7:00 p.m.         Better than Ezra
  • 8:20 p.m.         Grace Potter
  • 10 p.m.            Sammy Hagar & The Circle

Saturday Lineup

  • 5:00 p.m.         Corey Kent White
  • 5:50 p.m.         Lucas Hoge
  • 6:55 p.m.         Clare Dunn
  • 8:15 p.m.         Hank Williams, Jr.
  • 10:00 p.m.       Rascal Flatts

Tickets are $55 for one night, and $95 for both nights. It’s an all ages show. For more information visit okcfest.com.

 

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