Plaza District to celebrate ‘Sweet 16’ at annual festival
OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 12, 2014) – From noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, more than 40 Oklahoma artist booths will line the 1700 block of NW 16th Street while local musicians and performers entertain throughout the district at the 16th annual Plaza District Festival.
The Plaza District Festival features exclusively Oklahoma artists, performers and vendors, making this festival a truly local event. Musicians Sherree Chamberlain and Josh Sallee headline the festival performing at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively, on the main stage. The acoustic stage features musicians including Celadon City, Erik the Viking and Tanner Fields from noon to 4 p.m.
Businesses and restaurants of the Plaza District will be open as usual, and attendees can enjoy live music, art available for purchase and a variety of concessions from local food trucks, breweries and restaurants. There will be fun for the whole family, with outdoor kids mural painting, an inflatable obstacle course, yoga for kiddos, storytelling, succulent potting, performances by Oklahoma Children’s Theatre and more.
“Last year we had record attendance at the Plaza District Festival, with about 10,000 people over the course of the day,” said Kristen Vails, Plaza District executive director. “There’s a ton to do on the Plaza and our festival is our chance to invite our community to celebrate another great year in OKC.”
The annual event celebrates the progress of the Plaza District, a district once blighted by urban decay, now boasting a renewed energy embraced by creative and diverse culture. In the last five years, the Plaza District has seen incredible growth, doubling in occupancy. With a pizza house, coffee shop, tattoo parlor, performance studios, restaurants and bars, art galleries and retail stores, the very pedestrian-friendly district offers a lot to locals and visitors.
Plaza District Festival is presented by Fowler Volkswagen of Norman, Oklahoma Employees Credit Union and Empire Slice House. For more information, including schedule and a full list of participating artists, visit www.plazadistrictfestival.com.
FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES
12:00 p.m. Potting Succulents provided by Calverts Plant Interiors, Inc.
1:45 p.m. Wacky Witty Way-Out Songs by Monty Harper
3:00 p.m. Storytelling with Al Bostic
4:15 p.m. Performances by Oklahoma Children’s Theatre
5:20 p.m. Yoga for Kiddos
Ongoing Activities (Noon to 6 p.m.)
Outdoor Kids Mural Painting
Art-in-Action: Four Art Education Activities from Norman Firehouse Art Center
Inflatable Obstacle Course
Face Painting, Puppet Making, Beading, Sidewalk Chalk, Games and More!
12:00 p.m. Allie Lauren
1:00 p.m. Okie Stompers
2:00 p.m. Bowlsey
3:00 p.m. Everything Goes Dance Studio
4:00 p.m. The Trading Co
5:00 p.m. Em + The Mother Superiors
6:00 p.m. Aaron Pierce
7:00 p.m. Lyric Theater
7:15 p.m. Bored Wax
8:00 p.m. Sheree Chamberlain
9:00 p.m. Josh Sallee
12:00 p.m. Tanner Fields
12:30 p.m. Duane Brownen
1:00 p.m. Nathan Kress
1:30 p.m. Chris Neal
2:00 p.m. Jerrod Beck
2:30 p.m. Sierra Rose
3:00 p.m. Ravens Three
3:30 p.m. Erik the Viking
4:30 p.m. Celadon City – Electronic