Inaugural G-Fest Brings Excitement to Muskogee

By
Lauren Lay, RSU Radio Staff

The inaugural Muskogee G Fest is happening June 16-18 at the 400 acre Hatbox Field in Muskogee, OK. This festival will feature over 70 local and national bands emphasizing the Country, Rock, and Americana sounds on four different stages.

The original headliners for the music and camping festival were The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Turnpike Troubadours, and the song writer of “Okie from Muskogee” himself, Merle Haggard. Unfortunately, Haggard passed away on his birthday, April 6, due to complications with pneumonia, at the age of 79. It was announced on May 2 that Kacey Musgraves will be performing in his place.

The festival will also feature plenty of local favorites like John Fulbright, Desi & Cody, The Red Dirt Rangers, Brujoroots, Klondike 5, and the Paul Benjamin Band with Don White of RSU Radio’s own “The Don White Show.”

There will be many other activities to enjoy while at the Muskogee G Fest. Yoga instructor Lucy Weberling of Festival Yoga will be teaching classes in the Oklahoma Roots Stage tent Friday and Saturday mornings from 10-11 AM. The Landing Strip Outdoor Market will give an opportunity for concert go-ers to enjoy some shopping from a variety of vendors. G Fest attendees can escape the heat by cooling down at the River Country Waterpark, located inside the Hatbox complex. There will even be inflatable games, helicopter rides, and train rides between the campgrounds, parking lots, and concert venues. Not to mention food vendors, a silent auction, and more.

Muskogee G Fest is funded by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF), The City of Muskogee, City of Muskogee Foundation and Muskogee Tourism. The profits from this event will go towards the OMHOF and developing infrastructure at the Hatbox to support future festivals.

General Admission for single day and three day passes, VIP, and RV/primitive camping tickets are available for purchase online, but prices will increase on the day of the festival. For more information, visit www.gfestmuskogee.com.

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