2017 Red Dirt LakeFest Lineup
We are excited to announce the artists that will be featured at the 6th annual Red Dirt LakeFest!
Previous Red Dirt LakeFest Lineups
Chad Sullins and the Last Call Coalition
Photo by Todd Purifoy
Mike McClure is a prolific songwriter, frontman for the Mike McClure Band, and a founding member of The Great Divide, as well as a respected producer and owner of Boohatch Studio in Ada, Oklahoma.
Kyle Carter's Sunday Night Revival
A tradition that started back in 2009, The Sunday Night Revival features different artists every Sunday in Oklahoma venues that support live music. Done in a song-swap format, artists share their stories and their music. The Red Dirt LakeFest edition will feature Cal Hawk and other special guests!
Bad News Band
Based out of St. Robert, Missouri, the Bad News Band brings a high energy southern rock and Texas country vibe to the red dirt music scene. With a blend of 90's rock meets Texas Country, their debut album, Drive Anywhere, released in January 2017.
An up and coming artist out of the Stillwater red dirt music scene, Ben McKenzie has been making a name for himself throughout Oklahoma. Drive, McKenzie's 5 song EP, was released in 2015 and will be followed up with a full-length album that Ben is finishing up with McClure at Boohatch.
Known to many as The Red Dirt Legend, Brandon Jenkins has been a staple in the red dirt music scene for over 20 years. An accomplished artist and songwriter, Brandon has more albums under his belt than you can count on two hands.
Dylan Stewart (solo)
Dylan Stewart's Southern Gothic vibe bridges the gaps between folk, rock and alt-country in Oklahoma's growing Americana scene. A new solo album coming in 2017, “The Scarecrow Sessions” will include appearances from some familiar Oklahoma voices.
Elaina Kay (solo)
Elaina Kay’s sound bridges the Red Dirt Oklahoma songwriter tradition with the Texas troubadour history of her home state. Much like her hometown of Wichita Falls, her music walks the borderline between both influences and creates an exciting new sound.
With songs that are true to the soul and tell tales of both triumph and tribulation, Jesse Harris has been a staple in the Kansas City music scene for over 10 years. Formerly the frontman for the Gypsy Sparrows, Jesse branched out as a solo artist in 2015 and is set to release his second solo album later this year.
Drawing on influences from Steve Earle, Merle Haggard, and Townes Van Zandt, to the Drive By Truckers and Ryan Adams, Evan Webb and the Rural Route Ramblers create songs that speak to the collective experiences they've had in the places they grew up and call home.
The Newkirks are a husband-and-wife, singer-songwriter duo based out of Kansas City. With a traditional country sound, their music is full of genuine lyrics that speak of the heartbreak, love, struggles & triumphs experienced in their own lives.
Originally from a small farming community in northwest Missouri with a population of approximately 150, Rex's origins have strongly influenced his songwriting. In addition to playing acoustic shows, Rex is also a member and lead singer of the Exit 13 Band.
With a sound that has influences of soul, country and folk, Zac Wikerson’s songwriting and style is described as Roots Rock. Wilkerson's sophomore album “Dustbowl Soul”, released in late 2016, and is a strong and soulful follow up to his self-titled debut album.
Cole & Kendra of Porter Union
Based out of Springfield, Missouri, Cole and Kendra have become a staple at Red Dirt LakeFest. With a new name and a new album coming this summer, Porter Union's sound has matured, and is a balanced reflection of their union as husband and wife. And it sounds a little more country, and a little less rock and roll.