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June 20, 2015
2015 Festival Program

 We are excited to make available online - for the first time - this year's WoodyFest program! For those of you unable to attend, you may want to see what you're missing! For those of you planning to attend, you may want to plan your activities in advance! For those of you sitting on the fence, this may help you make a decision! Please see the Schedule page for this year's program. And a big thanks to Ruthanne Smith for all her hard work and dedication.  

June 15, 2015
2015 Songwriting Contest Winners

 We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Songwriting Contest. The first, second, and third place winners will perform at the festival. Congratulations to all! For the full list of winners, see the Songwriting Contest Page 

June 3, 2015
Friends of the Festival

 The names of persons who donate to this year's Friends of the Festival campaign will be acknowledged in this year's program booklet in addition to being listed on the website. Donors can choose to remain anonymous and/or request a special dedication. To be included in the program booklet, donations (minimum $5) must be received no later to June 10, so there are only 7 days left. The program booklet will also be published on the website this year. See the Friends of the Festival page to donate. 

May 31, 2015
Wednesday Night Opening Concert
Bob Childers Tribute

  The July 8 Wednesday night concert to officially open the 18th Annual WoodyFest will be a tribute to the late Bob Childers, whose spirit continues to live on at WoodyFest although he left this earth in 2008. Confirmed performers include The Red Dirt Rangers, John Fullbright, Butch Hancock, Michael Fracasso, The Burns Sisters, Kevin & Dustin Welch, Susan Herndon, Gabe Marshall, Miss Brown to You, Kierston White, Bryon White AND Terry “Buffalo” Ware and the Oklahoma Geniuses!

Tickets for the Bob Childers Tribute Concert are $20 and can be purchased in advance at Brown Paper Tickets begining 6/1/2015 at 10 AM CDT or at the door.

May 6, 2015
2015 Festival Schedule

 The 2015 Festival Schedule is now posted! 

March 31, 2015
2015 Festival Tickets

 The Woody Guthrie Coalition, Inc. – an all-volunteer non-profit organization – has coordinated and produced the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival annually since 1998. For 17 years, merchandise sales, income from grants, sponsors, and other donations has enabled the Coalition to keep the festival free of charge (except for a small parking fee.) For the last four years particularly, the Coalition has struggled to cover our overhead expenses totaling over $120,000 annually! We realized that we simply could not continue to produce a high-quality festival without generating additional income. After struggling with various options and opinions, the Coalition concluded the only viable option is to begin charging an admission fee. We understand that this will be a big change for folks who have attended the festival for many years but we have several options that we hope will accommodate everyone’s budget. The Coalition is adding a third daytime venue downtown so that there will be two venues offering free music during the day (The Brick Street and the CIA Stage.) All persons 12 and over will need a wristband for both daytime performances at The Crystal Theatre and evening performances at the Pastures of Plenty, and includes free parking at the Pastures of Plenty, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (July 9-11.) Persons 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. The Sunday Hootenanny will remain free of charge. A 3-day pass wristband as well as a single-day pass wristband will be sold.

A 3-day pass may be purchased in advance starting at 9am CST April 1. Prices for a 3-day pass are: April 1 through May 13 - $50, May 14 through June 25 - $60, On site - $75. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit our Tickets page.

February 15, 2015
2015 Songwriting Contest

 WoodyFest is pleased to announce this year's Songwriting Contest. First, second and third place winners have the opportunity to perform at the festival! See the Songwriting Contest page for rules and deadlines! 

The Woody Guthrie Center

"The Woody Guthrie Center features state of the art exhibits, an extensive outreach and education program, and a concert series to bring his legacy to Tulsans and those who make the pilgrimage to what is a destination for Woody Guthrie fans worldwide
The Woody Guthrie Center is dedicated to celebrating Woody's life and legacy and educating a new generation about his important role in American history..

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