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Norman Music Festival 6 rocks three blocks Friday and Saturday

More than 200 musical acts will perform on 22 stages.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm •  Published: April 26, 2013


Norman Music Festival

The sixth annual Norman Music Festival kicks off its second day at 3 p.m. Friday and shows begin at noon Saturday, with more than 200 bands appearing on 22 stages in downtown Norman.

The Joy Formidable, the Welsh noise-pop band led by singer Ritzy Bryan, will be this year's headliner, performing at 9:30 p.m. Saturday on the Main Stage, located near the corner of Porter Avenue and Main Street on the east side of downtown. Other acts performing on the main stage include Big Sam's Funky Nation, King Khan & BBQ Show, Mike Dillon, Josh Sallee, The Grown Ups, Defining Times and Feathered Rabbit.

The Sailor Jerry Stage, devoted to roots-oriented performers, will be headlined by JD McPherson at 8:15 p.m. Saturday. The stage's schedule is rounded out by Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights, Ramsay Midwood, Samantha Crain, Beau Jennings & the Tigers, Elephant Revival, The O's and Kyle Reid.

The festival is being held in the Norman Arts District, extending from the 300 block of E Main Street to the railroad tracks.

Admission is free for all shows. For more information, go to

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