The Edmond Sun

June 16, 2014

ACM@UCO to present Jackson, others in OKC


Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) will present a stage with headlining act Wanda Jackson at the first-annual OKCFEST, Oklahoma’s premier outdoor music festival, June 27–29 in downtown Oklahoma City at the cross section of South Robinson Avenue and West Reno Avenue in the Myriad Gardens. The OKCFEST main stage will feature notable country music headlining acts including Dierks Bentley, Merle Haggard, Lady Antebellum, Scotty McCreery and the Randy Rogers Band, among others.          

While access to the main stage performances requires a ticket, OKCFEST will include free access to other stages featuring a variety of local musicians, like the ACM@UCO Bandshell Stage, Saturday, June 28. Bands comprised of ACM@UCO students and graduates will perform starting at noon leading up to the headlining act, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson.  The band lineup includes Air Line Road at noon, The Broken Okies at 1 p.m., Jennifay Joy and Diamond Grit at 2 p.m., Mountain Smoke at 3 p.m., Carter Beckworth at 4 p.m., The Hideouts at 5 p.m., Aaron Pierce at 6 p.m. and longtime singer Wanda Jackson at 7 p.m.

The ACM@UCO Bandshell Stage is located in the Myriad Gardens between Sheridan and Reno avenues.

ACM@UCO-affiliated acts will perform in the Cox Tent located in the Myriad Gardens at Robinson Avenue, just west of The Ice House June 27-28. Acts include Kaitlin Butts, Chase Kerby, Mike Hosty, Green Corn Revival and Graham Colton, among others.  

“ACM@UCO is thrilled to be a part of the first-ever OKCFEST and to present the ACM@UCO Bandshell Stage.

“Being able to perform in the festival setting with heritage artists such as Wanda Jackson and Byron Berline is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students,” said Scott Booker, CEO of ACM@UCO.

For further information about OKCFEST, visit http://okcfest.com. For further information about ACM@UCO, visit www.acm-uco.com or www.facebook.com/ACM.UCO.