Woody Guthrie Folk Festival


Folk comes home to Okemah.

Jimmy LaFave and friends at WoodyFest. Photo courtesy Karen Zundel.
Jimmy LaFave and friends at WoodyFest. Photo courtesy Karen Zundel.

Ends Sunday, July 13

In his timeless lyrics, Woody Guthrie wrote, “This land was made for you and me.” The sentiment is pretty much the same at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, and the 2014 edition is filled with music and happenings in which everyone is invited to participate. Woodyfest kicks off Wednesday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. with the Pete Seeger Sing-Along at the Crystal Theater, 401 W. Broadway St., in Okemah. The night’s roster includes Annie Guthrie, Tim Easton, David Amram, Larry Long and many others who played at the festival preview in Tulsa on Tuesday. Shows continue through Saturday, July 12, at the theater and at other local stages. Look for John Fullbright, Arlo Guthrie, Rebecca Loebe, Monica Taylor, Michael Fracasso, Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines, Ellis Paul, Susan Herndon, Wink Burcham and many others over the weekend. The festival, which also includes special concerts, theatrical shows and lectures also on Saturday, will conclude with Hoot for Huntington’s, the finale festival concert benefiting the Huntington’s Disease Society, from noon-2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, in the Crystal Theatre. Tickets to the Wednesday sing-along show are $15. For more information and schedules, visit www.woodyguthrie.com.