THE FESTIVAL: Sixty Oklahoma songwriters will play acoustic sets, swapping songs and stories inspired by the godfather of Red Dirt, Bob Childers, to benefit Oklahoma musicians through the Red Dirt Relief Fund. Fans will be venue-hopping to catch returning favorites like Stoney LaRue, John Fullbright, Kaitlin Butts, Mike Hosty, Carter Sampson and Red Dirt Rangers to name a few. Ten debut artists join the lineup, including the winner of the Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest.
This night of musical surprises showcases Oklahoma’s best songwriting talent, culminating with a Family Jam finale on the Grand Casino Main Stage at Eskimo Joe’s. The fest will also include live and silent auctions and a merchant area on Elm St. where the street will be closed between Eskimo Joe’s and George’s Stables.
RDRF has granted over $110,00 to musicians in the state since 2012. Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café raised $30,764 for the cause in 2018, funding the full grant load for last year.
WHERE: All venues are in within walking distance in Stillwater, Okla.
Eskimo Joe’s, 501 W. Elm St.
George’s Stables, 502 W. Elm St.
Stonewall Tavern, 115 S. Knoblock St.
TICKETS: Festival passes are $20 in advance at http://www.reddirtrelieffund.org/gypsycafe or in person at Eskimo Joe’s Clothes in Stillwater. Day-of tickets are $25 or $20 for students with ID. A limited number of reserved seating VIP tickets for Eskimo Joe’s Main Stage are $50. Fans interested in making a Red Dirt run in Stillwater can also purchase a “4-Day GA” Calf Fry ticket that includes a Gypsy Café festival pass at https://amplitix.com/tumbleweed/20901.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.reddirtrelieffund.org/gypsycafe. For media inquiries or credentials, please contact Katie Dale at email@example.com