Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

Opens Wednesday, July 10

Every year the admiration and inspiration of Woody Guthrie breathes through the music of the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. The famous festival returns to Guthrie’s birthplace for five days of music, poetry, children’s activities and more beginning Wednesday, July 10. Performances and events are shared between seven different venues throughout Okemah. Most of the musical performances can be seen at the Brickstreet Café (104 S. 2nd St.), Crystal Theatre (401 W. Broadway St.) and the Pastures of Plenty outdoor main stage (next to the Okfuskee County Historical Museum, 407 W. Broadway St.) from Wednesday, July 10-Sunday, July 14. Look for featured artists such as Sam Baker, John Fullbright and Damn Quails. Admission to the festival is free, but there will be a $15 parking fee at Pastures of Plenty.

Also of note, check out the Todd Snider concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., Tulsa. An unofficial “opener” for the Okemah festival, the event is presented by and benefits the Woody Guthrie Coalition, which organizes the festival. Tulsa musician Dustin Pittsley opens the show with tickets $15-$23. For more, go to www.woodyguthrie.com and www.cainsballroom.com.

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