Norman Music Festival has earned its place atop a list of fantastic events in the “City of Festivals.” Its most recent incarnation, NMFX, brought dozens of great bands and thousands of people to Norman to enjoy live music, vendors and community.

Unfortunately, NMF organizers and volunteers also had to deal with the rain and cold on Saturday, the final day of the three-day festival.

It was certainly disappointing to all involved to see stage times change, some performances get canceled and a much-diminished crowd, compared to previous years.

But it was clear to all who attended NMFX, even on the rainy Saturday, that it rocked. Kudos to the NMF board members and volunteers who worked so hard to ensure the event ran smoothly, who constantly updated social media with new start times, and who endured the rain to finish off Saturday night strong. 

We know it must have been tough to change up an event you’ve been planning for a year. And canceling performances is never fun. But you all put in a tremendous effort to do everything you could to make NMF run as smoothly as possible. Your efforts were not unnoticed.

To anyone who attended, but especially those who braved the rain Saturday, thanks for helping make Norman Music Festival a fantastic event that celebrates art, music and culture, an event that helps bring us together as a community — both Normanites and visitors.

NMFX was, as all Norman Music Fests have been, a ton of fun. We can’t wait for next year.

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Caleb Slinkard was hired as the editor of the Norman Transcript in August of 2015. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce and previously was in charge of several newspapers in northeast Texas.