FANS WILL BE HOPPING AT 2016 BOB CHILDERS’ GYPSY CAFÉ
-65+ Oklahoma Songwriters perform across Three Venues in One Night -
WHO: Sixty-nine Oklahoma songwriters will play acoustic sets, swapping songs and stories inspired by the godfather of Red Dirt, Bob Childers. Fans will be venue-hopping to catch returning favorites like Cody Canada, Stoney LaRue, John Fullbright, Mike Hosty and Gabe Marshall and Bryon White of The Damn Quails, to name a few. New to the festival this year are Read Southall, a young Altus-native who packs in crowds at venues like the Tumbleweed, and female standouts Sophia & Grace Babb of Annie Oakley and rising talent, Maggie McClure.
Eskimo Joe’s (outdoor stage): 4:30pm Jim Paul Blair, Scott Carson, Dan Siebert; 5:25pm Cody Brewer, Gene Collier, Sherman Connelly; 6:20pm Paul Benjaman, Read Southall, Ben Han; 7:15pm John Fullbright, John Cooper, Rick Reiley; 8:10pm Sophia & Grace Babb, Blake Parks, Michael Henneberry; 9:05pm Travis Linville, Brad Piccolo, Cale Lester; 10pm Cody Canada, Mike McClure, Randy Crouch, Craig Skinner, Erik Hansen (drums); 11pm All-musician jam finale.
George’s Stables: 4:40pm John Williams, Larry Spears, Brad James; 5:35pm Chris Hoffmeier, Katie Williams, Brandon Clark; 6:30pm Dustin Pittsley, Richelle Sigrist, Brandon Jackson; 7:25pm Wink Burcham, Kierston White, Ali Harter; 8:20pm Bryon White, Gabe Marshall, Jesse Aycock, Eric Hoffman (drums); 9:15pm Dylan Stewart, Scott Evans, Bo Phillips, 10:10pm Thomas Trapp, Kim Reynolds, Chris Lee Becker, Joe Mack
Stonewall Tavern (outdoor stage): 4:50pm Chuck Dunlap, Melissa Hembree, Bob Wiles; 5:45pm Chad Sullins, Jacob Tovar, Gib Stones; 6:40pm Chance Anderson, Ben McKenzie, Travis Kidd; 7:35pm Maggie McClure, Travis Fite, Jake Moffat; 8:30pm Buffalo Rogers, Don Morris, Joe Baxter; 9:25pm Mike Hosty, Stoney LaRue, Kaitlin Butts, Mike Byars (drums); 10:20pm Brandon Jenkins, Monica Taylor, Beau Roberson
WHAT: This night of musical surprises, presented by Skyy Vodka and Sailor Jerry Rum, showcases Oklahoma’s best songwriting talent, culminating with an all-artist finale on the main stage at Eskimo Joe’s. The fest will also include a silent auction and merchant area on Elm St. where the street will be closed between Eskimo Joe’s and George’s Stables.
All proceeds benefit the Red Dirt Relief Fund, a non-profit organization that provides a safety net of critical assistance to Oklahoma music people. Operated by an all-volunteer Board, RDRF has granted over $38,000 to musicians in the state since 2012.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, 2016: 4:30-11:45pm
WHERE: All venues are in within walking distance in Stillwater, Okla.
Eskimo Joe’s, 501 W. Elm St.
George’s Stables, 502 W. Elm St.
Stonewall Tavern, 115 S. Knoblock St.
HOW: Tickets that are good for entry into all venues are $20 in advance at http://www.reddirtrelieffund.org/gypsycafe until April 25th at 11:30pm and $25 day-of. Will Call, located in an Air Stream trailer on Elm St. across from Eskimo Joe’s, opens at 3pm on festival day
MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.reddirtrelieffund.org/gypsycafe. For media inquiries or credentials, please contact Katie Dale at email@example.com or 918-407-4599.