Norman Music Festival to start
The sixth annual Norman Music Festival kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday, with more than 200 bands appearing on 22 stages through Saturday 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, 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.
Thursday performances will take place mostly at indoor venues, with shows continuing until 2 a.m. Friday. Admission is free for all shows. For more information, go to www.normanmusicfestival.com.
FROM STAFF REPORTS