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Plano launched Suburbia Music Festival

By Mi-Ling Stone Poole, For The Oklahoman Modified: May 27, 2014 at 4:18 pm •  Published: May 23, 2014
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PLANO, TEXAS — I attended part of the first day of the inaugural two-day Suburbia Music Festival May 3-4 at the Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano, Texas. Live Nation and the City of Plano collaborated on the event with hopes of it becoming an annual event. Award winning and chart topping artists from a number of genres performed.

As part of a press tour, our group arrived during the heat of the day with lounge chairs in hand. I regretted forgetting my umbrella to shield me from the heat, a must-have if this event is held this time of year. The crowd included families with children, young adults and the more mature set.

On the main stage, Delta Rae was belting out some soulful folk-rock music followed by Need To Breath and fan favorite Third Eye Blind. Alabama Shakes and Violent Femmes were scheduled to finish the night on the main stage while others performed on two additional stages simultaneously.

Gourmet food vendors did not disappoint. Choices included chicken and waffles, Korean fusion tacos, buffalo burgers, smoked salmon, pizza and veggie burgers.

The festival continued through Sunday evening with a line-up of artists including the Grammy-award winning, David Guetta and Grammy-nominated rapper, J. Cole signed with JAY Z’s, Roc-Nation.

Tickets were priced at $80-$300 based on the number of days and VIP access. Children 10 and under were free. Festival-goers parked at the nearby Plano Convention Center and were transported to the venue. For those who needed assistance, Red Devil Rides from Austin peddled patrons to the venue from the parking lot.

Officials said 20,000 were in attendance during the two-day attraction.