Turner Falls Park ready for Red Dirt Music Festival
DAVIS, Okla. (KTEN) — Davis residents may remember a rock music festival back in the 1970s that never happened... but now things are coming back around full circle.
"Who doesn't love some red dirt in this part of the country?" asked Davis community service manager Stacey Harness. "We all talked about the concert that never was, and I think a lot of folks in the area have been dreaming about doing something like this since then."
Taking the stage at Saturday's Turner Falls Park Red Dirt Music Festival will be artists from all across the state.
"We just felt it was important to kind of showcase us... to showcase our area, our state," Harness said. "To give back to our community and show them what Oklahoma has to offer, and what we, North Texas and southern Oklahoma can share with everybody else."
Headlining the festival will be a performance by Jason Boland and the Stragglers.
"They're famous in the area; they've been around for 20-something years, and you just can't go wrong with a Jason Boland show," Harness said.
The venue has a maximum capacity of 3,000, and Davis businesses are getting ready for a big crowd.
"Myself and several other of the baristas will be on standby," said Iron Wolf Coffee owner Isaiah Hodges. "We're all going to be around and in the vicinity, so in case it does get super busy we'll be ready for it. We're real excited."
Turner Falls Park opens at 7 a.m., but the venue's gate will open at noon, just before the first band takes the stage at 2 p.m.
General admission tickets are $35