June 16, 2014
Media Contact: Liz Johnson, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, ACM@UCO, 405-974-4711, email@example.com
ACM@UCO TO PRESENT BANDSHELL STAGE FEATURING WANDA JACKSON AT ‘OKCFEST’
The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) will present a stage with headlining act Wanda Jackson at the first-annual OKCFEST, Oklahoma’s premier outdoor music festival, June 27–29 in downtown Oklahoma City at the cross section of S. Robinson Ave. and W. Reno Ave. in the Myriad Gardens.
The OKCFEST main stage will feature notable country music headlining acts including Dierks Bentley, Merle Haggard, Lady Antebellum, Scotty McCreery, and Randy Rogers Band, among others.
While access to the main stage performances requires a ticket, OKCFEST will include free access to other stages featuring a variety of local musicians, like the ACM@UCO Bandshell Stage, Saturday, June 28. Bands comprised of ACM@UCO students and graduates will perform starting at noon leading up to the headlining act, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Wanda Jackson.
The band lineup includes Air Line Road at noon, The Broken Okies at 1 p.m., Jennifay Joy and Diamond Grit at 2 p.m., Mountain Smoke at 3 p.m., Carter Beckworth at 4 p.m., The Hideouts at 5 p.m., Aaron Pierce at 6 p.m. and Wanda Jackson at 7 p.m.
The ACM@UCO Bandshell Stage is located in the Myriad Gardens between Sheridan and Reno avenues.
ACM@UCO-affiliated acts will perform in the Cox Tent located in the Myriad Gardens at Robinson Ave., just west of The Ice House June 27-28. Acts include Kaitlin Butts, Chase Kerby, Mike Hosty, Green Corn Revival, and Graham Colton, among others.
“ACM@UCO is thrilled to be a part of the first-ever OKCFEST and to present the ACM@UCO Bandshell Stage. Being able to perform in the festival setting with heritage artists such as Wanda Jackson and Byron Berline is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students,” said Scott Booker, CEO of ACM@UCO.
“We are also glad to help out with booking local talent for the Bandshell Stage and Cox Tent to provide local cutting-edge artists with the opportunity to get involved in the festival.”
For further information about OKCFEST, visit http://okcfest.com.