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 WoodyFest remembers its first Webmaster:
Dee Jones - Oct. 13, 1943-June 12, 2014."

July, 2014
2014 Parking Fee

 Due to the increasing costs of producing the festival, our Board of Directors has voted to increase the parking fee at the Pastures of Plenty to $20/car - an increase of $5 from last year.   This will also make it easier for the volunteers who collect the parking fee.  This parking fee will extend to campers.  We know that some will not be happy with the increase, but $20 is still a bargain for a night of incredible music, in addition to four days of incredible music that is provided with no fees attached.  Thank you for your understanding and support!   

May 9th, 2014
Wednesday Night Opening Show!

A concert celebrating the life of Pete Seeger will kick-off this year’s Woody Guthrie Folk Festival on Wednesday, July 9 at the Crystal Theater in Okemah, OK.   Songs written by Pete as well as songs popularized by Pete will be performed.  In addition, some of Pete’s words will be interspersed throughout the evening.  Confirmed performers include Jimmy LaFave, Joel Rafael, Ronny Cox, David Amram, Larry Long, Annie and Cathy Guthrie, Audrey Auld, the Red Dirt Rangers, Radoslav Lorkovic and Tim Easton and Megan Palmer.  The amazing WoodyFest house band under the direction of Terry “Buffalo” Ware will once again lend support with Ware on guitar, Don Morris on bass, T.Z. Wright on keyboard and accordion, and Michael McCarty on drums.

Cost of General Admission tickets for the “Pete Seeger Sing-A-Long,” are $15 and will go on sale starting at 10am on June 9 at the link below. General Admission tickets can also be purchased at the door for $20.  Doors open at 7:30pm for the 8pm show.

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2014 Songwriting Contest Winners Announced

The Oklahoma Songwriters & Composers Association:


Please head over to our Songwriting Contest Page for more details using the link below.

Songwriting Contest Winners

April 21st, 2014
New Message Board

WoodyFest's new message board is up and running! Before posting on the board, you will have to register to be a member of the board. After you register, an Admin will activate your account. This is to help reduce spam.
The permanent link is located at the top of every page.

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April 17th, 2014

Quilt to be Raffled at 2014 Festival

WoodyFest will raffle the quilt seen pictured during the festival in July. The quilt has been made from past festival t-shirts which were donated by Cheryl Graham, long-time festival goer and festival board member.

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April 9th, 2014
One Daytime Stage for 2014 Festival

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2014 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival will have one daytime stage, the Crystal Theatre. Thursday daytime performances have been added for the Crystal Theatre in lieu of a second venue.

2014 Songwriting Contest Officially Underway

The Oklahoma Songwriters & Composers Association:


This international, folk-oriented songwriting contest is held in conjunction with the 17th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, held in Woody’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma, each July. This year’s Festival dates are July 9-13, 2014.

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Festival makes headlines

Gary Hizer - Todd Snider Benefit Show
Oklahoma Magazine - Overview 
NewsOK - Overview 
NewsOK - Todd Snider Benefit Show
Ponca City News - Festival Overview
This Land Press - Festival Guide
Urban Tulsa Weekly - Festival Overview


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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