The lineup for Oklahoma’s largest homegrown music festival is here!

The lineup for Oklahoma’s largest homegrown songwriter festival is here!  Join us on Sunday, May 5th in Stillwater as we showcase 70 Oklahoma songwriters playing acoustic song swap sets on stages at five local music venues: Eskimo Joe’s, George’s Stables, Salty Bronc, Outlaws and Stonecloud Brewing. The day begins with brunch showcasing this year’s Restless Spirit Award honoree, Monica Taylor, at 11am. The main festival grounds and venues open starting at noon with a lineup that includes festival staples like John Fullbright, Carter Sampson, Red Dirt Rangers and Mike Hosty, while adding 9 new voices as well as the winner of the Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest. The festival benefits Red Dirt Relief Fund, the nonprofit that provided aid to more than half the artists in the lineup during the pandemic, and more than $800,000 in emergency financial assistance to music professionals in all genres statewide since 2012.

Monica Taylor

“The Cimarron Songbird” to be honored at Bob Childers’ Gypsy Cafe

On May 5th, more than 70 Oklahoma songwriters will gather in Stillwater to celebrate songwriting at Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café. Monica Taylor, longtime friend and collaborator of the late Childers, will be honored with the Restless Spirit Award and will headline brunch to kick off the 13th annual festival benefitting the Red Dirt Relief Fund, Oklahoma’s nonprofit music safety net. READ MORE

Bob's "Mexican Morning" Brunch poster

Paying homage to a popular Bob Childers’ song with a nod to the festival’s date on Cinco de Mayo, Bob’s “Mexican Morning” Brunch will take place from 10am-12:30pm at Stonecloud Taproom.  Monica Taylor, joined by friends including Red Dirt Rangers, Jared Tyler, Chuck Dunlap, Brad James and Gene Williams, will perform original songs and those written by Red Dirt forebearers Bob Childers, Jimmy LaFave, Tom Skinner and more. Presented by The Collab Coffee, brunch includes a Mexican-inspired buffet from Stillwater’s favorite Good Little Eater, coffee from The Collab, two drink tickets from Stonecloud and general admission to the festival. Limited tickets are available HERE and will not be available at the door.

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