Free Tulsa festival announces lineup, events
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
6/20/12 at 2:32 AM
More events have been added to the Free Tulsa music festival, planned for July 27 and 28 in the historic Blue Dome Arts District of downtown Tulsa.
It's way more than music, though. More than 150 bands have already been enlisted to perform, organizers said.
"Free Tulsa is about enjoying great live local music and having a lot of fun with your friends and family in downtown Tulsa," said festival founder Marcos Matheos.
"We're going to feature some stuff you won't find at another festival in Tulsa this year."
Starting at 6 p.m. July 28, kick back a hotdog or 10 with the Jim's Never on Sunday Hot Dog Eating Contest, presented by Wonder Bread.
Locally owned Jim's Coney Island - Never on Sunday Greek Restaurant has been serving Coneys and Greek food dating back to the 1950s.
Winners earn bragging rights, a stuffed belly and a prize pack to be named soon. Get a free entry form online at the official Free Tulsa website.
On both days, Individuals Car Club will showcase customized low-riders and demonstrate their unique hydraulic systems.
Also, open 5-10 p.m. both nights will be the all-ages Shredneck Skate Park with customized ramps from locally owned Shredneck Skateboards. Participants should bring their own boards and safety equipment.
Now, back to the music. This year's performers include Stillwater psychedelic rocker Colourmusic and indie rocker Ester Drang. Other local and regional acts include Broncho, Ben Kilgore, Dead Sea Choir, And There Stand Empires, Fiawna Forte, Sonic Violence, The Moai Broadcast, Rude Amps, ManHammer, The Panda Resistance and dozens more. The full lineup is now available at tulsaworld.com/12lineup The daily schedule will be announced soon, organizers said.
For more information on Free Tulsa, including sponsorship and vendor opportunities, visit tulsaworld.com/freetulsa
Original Print Headline: Free Tulsa more than music
Jennifer Chancellor 918-581-8346
Kick back a hotdog or 10 with the Jim's Never on Sunday Hot Dog Eating Contest during the Free Tulsa music festival. JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World file
A skateboarder performs a trick on a ramp during last year's Free Tulsa festival. Dozens of skaters took turns on a mini skate park in the street. The ramps return for this year's event, July 27-28 in downtown's Blue Dome Arts District. Tulsa World file