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Now in its seventh year, Oklahoma’s largest songwriter festival celebrates the life of Bob Childers and his legacy of Red Dirt music. It’s also the Red Dirt Relief Fund’s largest annual benefit. The fest features acoustic pairings of some of the state’s best songwriters swapping songs and stories. Music begins at 4:30pm with acoustic sets staggered across three venues, culminating with an all-artist finale on the main stage at Eskimo Joe’s around 11pm.

The finalists of the Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest will be announced in early April, and the winner will be added to lineup.

TICKETS:  Advance tickets are $20, $25 at the door. A limited number of Reserved Seating VIP tickets are available until they sell out.

HOTEL: Best to plan ahead and book at this great rate from our hotel partner, Holiday Inn & Suites – University West. Call  (405) 372-2445 and tell them you want the GYPSY CAFE rate. Limited quantity available, so book now!

For media or sponsorship inquiries, contact Katie Dale at 918-407-4599.

Want to be a vendor at the festival? Contact Sarah Probasco.

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. In 2017, the festival raised $20,000 for Oklahoma musicians in need. Since the Red Dirt Relief Fund was founded in 2012, it’s provided over $80,000 to musicians in need.