TULSA — More than 150 bands are set to perform at the third annual FREE TULSA festival July 27-28 in the historic Blue Dome Arts District in downtown Tulsa.
The free festival will feature music from such top homegrown bands as Colourmusic, Ester Drang, Taddy Porter, OK Sweetheart, Broncho, the Panda Resistance, Pretty Black Chains and the Del Toros.
“FREE TULSA is about enjoying great live local music and having a lot of fun with your friends and family in downtown Tulsa,” said festival founder Marcos Matheos. “We're going to feature some stuff you won't find at another festival in Tulsa this year.”
Special events include “Jim's Never on Sunday Hot Dog Eating Contest” presented by Wonder Bread.
Taking place on the main stage at 6 p.m. July 28, competitors will devour hot dogs in a battle that will earn the winner bragging rights, a full stomach and a prize pack. The entry form is online, and there is no fee to participate.
On both days, Individuals Car Club will showcase a collection of customized lowriders on the festival grounds. Car owners will show off the detailed work, and many will demonstrate their hydraulic systems.
Open both nights from 5 to 10 p.m. will be the Shredneck Skate Park featuring customized ramps from locally owned Shredneck Skateboards.
The skate park will feature various size ramps for all ages. Skateboarders must use their own board and safety equipment.
For more information on FREE TULSA, including sponsorship and vendor opportunities, go online to www.FreeTulsaMusicFestival.com.