Now in its 9th year, Bob Childers’ Gypsy Cafe music festival brings more than 60 Oklahoma songwriters to Stillwater for the largest homegrown songwriter festival in the state.  Proceeds of the festival benefit Oklahoma musicians in need through the Red Dirt Relief Fund–over $22,000 in 2019. We are beyond grateful for our Oklahoma music community, sponsors, venues, volunteers and fans!


Red Dirt Relief Fund, a non-profit organization that provides a safety net of critical assistance to Oklahoma musicians, took over management of the festival in the fall of 2013 after Red Bull hosted the event in spring of 2011 and 2012. Since the Red Dirt Relief Fund was founded in 2012, it’s provided over $185,000 to musicians in need.

2019 Festival Photos credit: Nathan Poppe

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