As the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s birth draws near, tributes to the folk troubadour, political rabble-rouser and rambling man are planned as far away as Austria and Germany and as near as the Oklahoma icon’s hometown of Okemah.
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15th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
•When: Wednesday through July 15.
•Where: Various venues in Okemah.
•What: Musical performances, children’s activities, open mike, poetry readings, guitar workshop, fundraisers for the state chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America and more.
•Parking: Free for daytime events; $15 per car evenings at the Pastures of Plenty Stage. Cost includes a festival program.
•Fundraising concert: Arlo Guthrie will play a solo acoustic show benefiting the festival at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the newly renovated Crystal Theatre, 401 W Broadway, Okemah. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Gretchen Peters will open the show. Tickets are $25 for balcony seating and $35 for general admission; gold circle seating is sold out.