August 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Western Avenue
4200 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

WestFest is a free, family-friendly daytime event leading into an evening of concerts. Festival attendees can shop and eat at local businesses along Western Avenue and enjoy a variety of food trucks, music, beer and fun through out the event.

This summer, the historic Western Avenue district is holding the third annual street and music festival on August 19 from 12 to 10 pm with music, food trucks, beer, a local vendor market, and kid’s area. The festival continues its tradition of bringing local and exciting performances to the main stage with the announcement of Beau Jennings and The Tigers as their main act. Israeli rocker group KALO returns to the Westfest stage this year as supporting headliners.

High shot of WestFest - photo by Dennis Spielman

High shot of WestFest – photo by Dennis Spielman

Located on Western Avenue from NW 41st to NW 43rd, the street will again be closed for this family-friendly event for participants to enjoy the newly completed streetscape. The main stage which will span the width of the street. Additional stages are planned indoors at several locations, such as Will Rogers Theater, VZD’s and The Barrel.

Willow Way at WestFest - photo by Dennis Spielman

Willow Way at WestFest – photo by Dennis Spielman

Westfest event directors Jennifer Maynord and Kindt Steven Myers have been working closely with the district this year to help bring the festival into its most exciting year yet. Although there will be food trucks participating in the event, Taylor emphasizes that the festival exists to promote the retail shops, bars, restaurants and other small businesses in the district. Restaurants like The Drum Room and Lobby Bar are prepared to feed festival goers and provide them with a little relief from the August sun with a cold beer and live music inside.

The Music

Main Stage:
12:00 – Stephen Salewon
1:00 – The So Help Me’s
2:00 – Fiawna Forte
3:00 – Gum
4:00 – The Big News
5:00 – Roots of Thought
6:00 – L.T.Z.
7:00 – Saint Loretto
8:00 – KALO
9:00 – Beau Jennings and the Tigers

Will Rogers Stage:
3:30 – Smoochie Wallus
4:30 – Zunis
5:30 – The Indigos
6:30 – Katie Williams
7:30 – TWIGGS
8:30 – Vonna Pearl

Western Avenue Association’s annual event, WestFest, is on Saturday, August 19, 2017. WestFest takes place on Western Avenue between NW 41st and NW 43rd Street from Noon to 10 pm.

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at DennisSpielman.com

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