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JD McPherson and The Joy Formidable to headline Norman Music Festival 6

by Brandy McDonnell Published: February 19, 2013
JD McPherson
JD McPherson
The Joy Formidable
The Joy Formidable

NORMAN – Retro rock singer/songwriter/musician JD McPherson, who hails from Broken Arrow, and alt-pop/rock band The Joy Formidable, which started in North Wales and is now based in London, will headline the sixth annual Norman Music Festival, organizers announced Tuesday (today).

Norman Music Festival 6 is set for April 25-27 in downtown Norman on Main Street in the Arts District, extending from the 300 blocks of E Main Street to the railroad tracks.

“The festival has lined up some incredible bands and we can’t wait to share them with the public,” says festival chairman Kent Johnson in a news release.

On Saturday, April 27, downtown Norman will transform into one of the nation’s largest music festivals. To accommodate the festival’s growing audience, the Main Stage will be at Main Street and Porter.

Among the Main Stage performers will be Big Sam’s Funky Nation, King Khan & BBQ Show, Defining Times, Mike Dillon, Josh Sallee, The Grown-Ups and Feathered Rabbit.

The Norman Music Festival’s Jack Daniels Stage will feature McPherson as well as Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, Elephant Revival, The O’s, Samantha Crain, Beau Jennings & the Tigers and Kyle Reid.

A full list of bands at performing the 2013 Norman Music Festival will be available in April.

The festival’s Event Team is looking for volunteers to help out with many different areas of the festival before, during and after the event.

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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