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April 22, 2013

NMF 6 ready to rock downtown

NORMAN — The streets of Downtown Norman will ring with the sounds of music during the sixth annual Norman Music Festival Thursday through Saturday, April 25-27.

More than 200 bands in nearly every genre, including reggae, country, rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, Latin, hip-hop and more, will perform during the free, three-day event.

With this year’s main lineup, NMF Chair Steven White said his goal was to create a giant dance party on Main Street.

“I just wanted big, fun, lots of lights, lots of shaking. There’s a funk band out of New Orleans called Big Sam’s Funky Nation, they’re the main support, and there’s just going to be people dancing and sweating and having a good time,” White said. “After that we’ve got this indie, pop, rock band, The Joy Formidable.”

Big Sam’s Funky Nation takes the Main Stage 8 p.m. April 27, with The Joy Formidable afterwards on the same stage at 9:30 p.m.

With The Joy Formidable, a three-piece Welsh band formed in 2007, stepping into this year’s headliner limelight, White said listeners are sure to have a good time.

Other headliners include JD McPherson 8:15, p.m. April 27 on the Jack Daniels Stage, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights 6:45 p.m. April 27 on the Jack Daniels Stage and King Khan & BBQ Show, 6:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.

For a full lineup of bands, performance times and locations visit normanmusicfestival.com.

Additional activities during the festival this year will include the Dustbowl Art Market and a local art and handmade market, as well as street performers.

White said the event — anticipated to attract up to 40,000 people this year — wouldn’t be possible without the assistance of the City of Norman and the downtown Norman businesses.

“All the people that we work with, all the resources that we get from the city and the help from the Downtowners and the help from the Chamber, all these businesses — everybody kind of coming together for one weekend that is out of the ordinary, that’s more fun than you can probably shake a stick at,” White said. “People come together and somehow it works out.”

Hannah Cruz

366-3533

hcruz@normantranscript.com

 

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