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Downtown Edmond Arts Festival starts Friday

The Downtown Edmond Arts Festival begins Friday and run through Sunday with more than 100 artists and live entertainment. Matt Stansberry and The Romance and The Wise Guys will hold concerts during the festival.
by Diana Baldwin Published: May 1, 2014
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The Downtown Edmond Arts Festival will begin at 10 a.m. Friday with more than 100 artists scheduled to present their work.

The festival continues through the weekend and includes two concerts. Matt Stansberry and The Romance will play at Festival Market Place at 7 p.m. Friday. The Wise Guys are scheduled for a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. The concerts are sponsored by Oklahoma Christian University and The Meat House.

The Downtown Edmond Business Association is host for the 35th annual festival.

This year the arts festival will benefit Lilyfield Christian Adoption and Foster Care, an organization that offers comprehensive services for women with unplanned pregnancies, for couples wanting to increase their family size through adoption and for foster families.

Lilyfield will have a booth at the festival, where chances will be sold to win gift baskets with merchandise donated by downtown Edmond merchants.

The festival also includes family-friendly activities such as face painting, inflatables and sidewalk chalk activities and lots of food choices.

Downtown streets will be closed at 7 a.m. Thursday. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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Downtown Edmond Arts Festival

Music schedule

FRIDAY

10 a.m. — Cheyenne Middle School Chorus.

11 a.m. — Sequoyah Middle School Jazz Chorus.

Noon — Charles Haskell Elementary Chorus.

1 p.m. — Cross Timbers Elementary Chorus.

2 p.m. — Kingfish.

3 p.m. — Bobby and Cindi Ward, motivational entertainers.

4 p.m. — St. Mary’s Episcopal School Percussion Ensemble

5 p.m. — Ida Freeman Elementary School Chorus.

7 p.m. — Matt Stansberry and the Romance.

SATURDAY

10 a.m. — Central District Square Dance Association.

11 a.m. — Edmond Youth Chorus.

Noon — Shades of Neon.

1 p.m. — James Willis and Nupraze.

2 p.m. — The Stringets.

3 p.m. — Lynda Tarpley Dancers.

4:30 p.m. — Champagne Jam.

7 p.m. — The Wise Guys.

SUNDAY

11 a.m. — Red Dirt Band.

12:15 p.m. — Junior Ambassadors from the Imperial Academy of Edmond.

1:15 p.m. — Sequoyah Middle School Jazz Band, Cimarron Middle School Jazz Band, Edmond Memorial Junior Varsity Jazz Band and Edmond Faculty & Friends Jazz Ensemble.

4 p.m. — Metro Fiddle Club.

Street music schedule

FRIDAY

10 a.m. — Violinst Kam Brad.

12:30 p.m. — Armstrong College Talent.

2 p.m. — Guitarist Edgar Cruz.

3:30 p.m. — Armstrong College Talent.

4:30 p.m. — Ben Davis, improvisational comedy.

SATURDAY

10 a.m. Violinst Kam Brad.

Noon — Singer Olivia Kay.

1:15 p.m. — Singer ZuZu Petals.

3 p.m. — Singer Katie Bradford.

SUNDAY

11 a.m. — Singer Katie Bradford.

2 p.m. — Singer Olivia Kay.

3:30 p.m. — Guitarist Edgar Cruz.

To learn more

For more information, go to www.downtownedmondok.com.

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