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Downtown Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts starts today! Here is today's performance schedule

by Brandy McDonnell Modified: April 22, 2014 at 11:45 am •  Published: April 22, 2014
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A sculpture of a man in a supine position with his eyes closed contrasts with the activity in background, as artists set up their displays for this year's Festival of the Arts in downtown Oklahoma City on Monday, April 21, 2014. Ross Barrable, a metal sculptor, uses a ladder to assemble one of his "Wind Harps" sculptures in Sculpture Park at Sheridan and Hudson. Assisting him is his wife, Karina Silver and Dub Brunsteter, a festival volunteer from Oklahoma City. The artist and his wife live in Pagosa Srings, Colorado. The festival opens Tuesday and ends Sunday. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman
A sculpture of a man in a supine position with his eyes closed contrasts with the activity in background, as artists set up their displays for this year's Festival of the Arts in downtown Oklahoma City on Monday, April 21, 2014. Ross Barrable, a metal sculptor, uses a ladder to assemble one of his "Wind Harps" sculptures in Sculpture Park at Sheridan and Hudson. Assisting him is his wife, Karina Silver and Dub Brunsteter, a festival volunteer from Oklahoma City. The artist and his wife live in Pagosa Srings, Colorado. The festival opens Tuesday and ends Sunday. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

The 48th Annual Festival of the Arts kicks off today in downtown Oklahoma City. The celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts takes place in the Festival Plaza, on Hudson Avenue and at the Myriad Gardens.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The six-day event annually brings in more than 200 visual artists from across Oklahoma and the country, about 200 Sooner State entertainers staging a wide range of live performances and 30 food vendors cooking up tastes from around the world.

To read my festival preview story, click here.

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

Here is today’s performing arts and culinary arts demonstration schedule:

Tuesday

Café Stage

Opening Ceremonies – 11 a.m.

Boulevard Brass Quintet – Brass – noon

A Shade of Blue – Jazz – 1 p.m.

Heartland Voices – Choral – 2 p.m.

Dr. Carlton Dorsey – One-Man Band – 3 p.m.

Ali & Danielle Soltani – World Music – 4 p.m.

OKC Women’s Chorus – Choral – 5 p.m.

The Stringents – Rock Strings Quartet – 6 p.m.

New Shoes – Rock – 7:30 p.m.

 

Water Stage

Regg – Rock/Pop – 11 a.m.

Max Ridgway Trio – Jazz – noon

Grassland Caravan – Bluegrass – 1 p.m.

Moonlight Ford – Jazz/Blues/Swing – 2 p.m.

Stranded at the Station – Folk – 3 p.m.

Phil Smith & the Blend – Country – 4 p.m.

Jackson’s Brew – Jazz/Blues – 5 p.m.

Paseo Street Walkers – Funk/Jazz – 6 p.m.

Built for Speed – Rock – 7:30 p.m.

 

Great Lawn Stage

Davis 4th & 5th Grade Choir – Choral – 11 a.m.

Millwood Arts Academy – Choral/Dance – noon

Harding Fine Arts – Dance – 1 p.m.

James L. Dennis Honor Choir – Choral – 2 p.m.

Spiritful Voices – Choral – 3 p.m.

Yukon High School Jazz Choir – Choral – 4 p.m.

Highland East JH – Choral/Celtic Cadence Dance Co. – 5 p.m.

Festival Idol – 6 p.m.

Velocity Dance – Dance – 7:30 p.m.

 

Art Moves Pop-Ups

Stacey Miller, printmaking demo

Stage Center SE Lawn – noon to 2 p.m.

Them Apples, indie rock duo

outside of Six-Day Cellars – 5 to 7 p.m.

Chad Slagle, country/red-dirt

outside of South Hudson Uncorked – 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Culinary Arts Demonstrations

Buy For Less/Gourmet Grille Deli – Gourmet Deli – noon to 12:45 p.m.

Uptown Grocery Gourmet Grille – Upscale Grocery – 2 to 2:45 p.m.

Empire Slice – Pizza – 5 to 5:45 p.m.

Sushi Neko – Japanese – 7 to 7:45 p.m.

-BAM


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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