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  • Sugar Free Allstars are Back at Norman Music Festival 9

    Get up and grab your little dancing shoes to come see Sugar Free Allstars headline the brand new Wiggle Safe Family Stage at Norman Music Festival 9, presented by the Children’s Hospital Volunteers and Kohl’s Cares. The kindie rock band will perform on April 23 at 4 p.m. during the free three-day festival on April 21, 22 and 23.

    After working on it for the last four years, Chris “Boom!” Wiser and Rob “Dr. Rock” Martin released their newest self-titled album to a full house at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art last Saturday. The album was recorded with Trent Bell at Bell Labs in Norman.

    “It’s been several years since we’ve played Norman Music Festival and are looking forward to coming back!” said Wiser.

    The Wiggle Safe Stage is located on the corner of Main Street and James Garner Avenue. The full schedule for Saturday includes:

    12:00 p.m. – Microgiant
    1:00 p.m. – Norman Music Institute Showcase
    3:00 p.m. – Studio of the Sooner Theater
    4:00 p.m. – Sugar Free Allstars

    Wiggle Safe reminds you to encourage your kids to be healthy, active and creative at events like the Norman Music Festival and Wiggle Out Loud – save the date for September 18, 2016.

    The mission of the Norman Music Alliance is to help develop the arts community in Oklahoma through support of local original artists, support of music fans, support of art education and support of local businesses. What started as a one-day festival has now grown and expanded to a three-day festival with over 300 artists in downtown Norman and over 80,000 people in attendance at Norman Music Festival 8.

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  • Norman Music Festival 9 Finalizes Lineup for Free Festival

    With less than a month until 80,000 people flood the streets of downtown Norman, the Norman Music Festival has finalized the lineup for almost all the stages for the free festival on April 21, 22 and 23. Food trucks and vendors participating in the festival are being finalized now as well.

    Chicago born and Michigan raised hip-hop artist Milo will be coming to the festival to headline the Bud Light Depot Stage on Friday night. Performing with Milo on the Bud Light Depot Stage Friday is local artist Jabee Williams.

    For the Fowler Auto Main Stage, LTZ, Allie Lauren and Chase Kerby and the Villains have been added to the bill:

    12:00 p.m. – LTZ
    1:00 p.m. – Allie Lauren
    2:00 p.m. – Chase Kerby and the Villains
    3:00 p.m. – Traindodge
    4:00 p.m. – Woozy
    5:00 p.m. – Skating Polly
    6:00 p.m. – Nobunny
    7:15 p.m. – Open Mike Eagle
    8:30 p.m. – Small Black
    10:00 p.m. – Cloud Nothings

    Oil Boom, Lord Buffalo and Horse Thief will perform Saturday on the Bud Light Depot Stage with headliner Nikki Lane. More local Oklahomans performing on Saturday night include Judith, Jared Deck and Desi and Cody from Tulsa.

    12:20 p.m. – Judith
    1:10 p.m. – Jared Deck
    2:00 p.m. – Desi and Cody
    3:00 p.m. – Lord Buffalo
    4:00 p.m. – Oil Boom
    5:00 p.m. – Shawn James & the Shapeshifters
    6:00 p.m. – Samantha Crain
    7:00 p.m. – Jacob Tovar & the Saddle Tramps
    8:00 p.m. – Horse Thief
    9:15 p.m. – Nikki Lane

    Headlining the outdoor COOP Ale Works Opolis Stage on Friday night is local psychedelic rock band Deerpeople. Inside on Friday night, Student Film will be reuniting, and Gum will be headlining the show.

    The Soft Exchange Pt. 2 with Tallows has added Ester Drang and A/B to their Friday night lineup at the Sooner Theatre.

    Saturday afternoon of the festival, Jude Northcutt of Jude n Jody and Grammy winner Jody Miller will perform at 2 p.m. in the historic Sooner Theatre.

    The mission of the Norman Music Alliance is to help develop the arts community in Oklahoma through support of local original artists, support of music fans, support of art education and support of local businesses. What started as a one-day festival has now grown and expanded to a three-day festival with over 300 artists in downtown Norman and over 80,000 people in attendance at Norman Music Festival 8.

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