Guide to the Western Avenue Festival

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The historic Western Avenue in Oklahoma City is premiering a brand new, free festival, WestFest, on Sept. 19 from 12 to 10 p.m. with live music, food trucks, and a beer garden.

Located on Western Avenue from NW 41st to NW 43rd, the street will be closed for this family-friendly event for participants to enjoy the new streetscape as well as the main stage for musicians.

Enjoy Music

Beau Jennings promo photo“We had submissions from more than 125 local and regional bands who are eager to play,” said Western Avenue Director, Rachael Taylor. “Oklahoma is a musically gifted state, so it has been a real challenge to narrow down the list of performers.”

The Main Stage will be located on Western Avenue between VZD’s and Beck’s Garage.

The main stage line-up will begin at noon:

12 p.m. – The Nghiems (read Norman Music Festival interview)
1 p.m. – Annie Oakley (read Tuesday Treat interview)
2 p.m. – Bowlsey (read Tuesday Treat interview)
3 p.m. – Rachael Brashear (read Tuesday Treat interview)
4 p.m. – Gum
5 p.m. – Elms
6 p.m. – Tallows
7 p.m. – Beau Jennings and the Tigers (read Tuesday Treat interview)
8 p.m. – Deerpeople
9 p.m. – Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

A second stage will be located inside The Barrel:

12:30 p.m. – Mikah Young
1:30 p.m. – Jarvix
2:30 p.m. – Jerrod Beck
3:30 p.m. – Gabriel Knight Hancock
4:30 p.m. – Willow Way (read Tuesday Treat interview)
5:30 p.m. – Jose Hernandez
6:30 p.m. – LoneMoon
7:30 p.m. – Allie Lauren
8:30 p.m. – Softaware

Enjoy the Food

The strip of Western Avenue from NW 41st to NW 43rd is already home to several restaurants, including Sushi Neko, Musashi’s, The Lobby Cafe’ and Bar, The Tasting Room, The Drum Room

Food trucks rotating throughout the festival include Taste of Soul Eggrolls, Roxy’s Ice Cream Social, Super Juice, Big O’s BBQ, Evoke Sip Truck, Parking Lot Party, Crepe Brewers, Kaiteki Ramen, Pinky’s Rolling Fresh, Saucee Sicilian, and Chicken N Wangs.

Enjoy the Children’s Area

A children’s area will be located on 42nd Street and Western Avenue with yard games, Always Greener grass with ice cream provided by Roxy’s Ice Cream Social, snow cones by the Sno Shack and candy from 42nd Street Candy Company.

Enjoy the Beer Garden

Located in the parking lot next to The Barrel (4308 N. Western Ave.) will be the WestFest Beer Garden with several local breweries. You can find local breweries and vendors serving low-point brews throughout the event. The festival will feature Anthem Brewing Company, Roughtail Brewery, Cock o’ the Walk and COOP Ale Works. There will be exclusive beers brewed specifically for the festival.

Enjoy Western Avenue

Although there is a chance construction will be underway during the festival, it will not deter the event organizers from hosting the event in the fall. “With our streetscape project simultaneously occurring during the event, it’ll be the perfect time to show off our new, wider sidewalks and safer, more walkable historic district,” said Taylor.

Feature sponsors for the festival include Whole Foods Market, Midfirst Bank and Bob Moore Subaru. Supporting sponsors are Oklahoma Gazette, Yelp OKC, Beck’s Garage, DNA Racing, Always Greener, 42nd Street Candy Co., Deluxe Winter Market and Deep Fork Group.

Western Avenue Association serves to promote and facilitate the good times and good finds on Western Avenue through community engagement, small business support and everything in between.

For more information on WestFest and volunteer opportunities, visit www.westfestok.com. Be sure to revisit this guide as WestFest draws near for updates and tips!

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(Article Updated September 14 with full details, Sept 18 with Parking)

Dennis Spielman

I’m Dennis Spielman, the Owner and Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma. In short, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories for books, movies, and shows. More about my projects are at DennisSpielman.com

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