NORMAN — Plans are in the works for the seventh annual Norman Music Festival, with organizers this week announcing the dates for the 2014 edition of the free event.
The seventh annual edition of the free event will be April 24-26 in historic downtown Norman, according to a news release.
For the past six years, the festival has featured hundreds of local, state, national and international musicians working in a wide variety of genres. It has attracted thousands of music lovers to central Oklahoma.
“Our festival of music and art will highlight the great opportunities that are in Oklahoma,” said Steven White, Norman Music Alliance Chair, in the announcement.
“Norman has the perfect balance of talented entrepreneurs and creative thinkers to host a festival like this and grow it to a national phenomenon.”
The three-day festival continues to grow year after year, with more than 60,000 attending NMF6 earlier this year, according to the release.
“What better city to represent Oklahoma's cultural richness than a town teeming with artists and musicians,” White said in the release.
“We're fortunate Norman has embraced this event, and we look forward to another successful year.”
The festival again will take place in the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of east Main Street in the Norman's Arts District.
Organizers are preparing a band lineup and plan to announce the headliners by January.
While headliners have not been secured, concertgoers can anticipate a spectacle. Previous headliners include The Joy Formidable, Dirty Projectors, Oklahoma-born and bred Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell, Hayes Carll, Electric Six, The Sword, Of Montreal, Polyphonic Spree and the Chainsaw Kittens, among others.
Norman Music Festival organizers again plan to fill nearly 130 spaces on the roster by hosting an open call to bands and performers.
Specifics for NMF7's open call will be announced in early spring 2014.
For the latest information on headliners and a schedule of performances, go to nor