Jana Jae is bringing the American Heritage Music Festival to Grove.
The three day festival will span Thursday through Saturday, June 6-8.
Events will kick off with a party at Sniders Camp on Thursday, June 6, which will feature the Prairie Breeze String Band, Festival Fiddlers, Coleman Sisters, World Champion Barry “Bones” Patton and Jana Jae, plus other talented musicians and fun contests. The entertainment at Snider’s Camp is free.
Along with great entertainment is great food. Festival chef, Dr John’s BBQ is cooking up some great grub, bring your lawn chairs & appetite and enjoy a fun evening on Grand Lake O’ Cherokees.
On Friday, June 7, the doors to the Grove Civic Center open at 8 a.m. for registration for the Picking Contests for Flatpicking, Dobro, Mandolin, Banjo.Other contests on the day include Take Me Back To Tulsa, Twin Fiddle, Hot Fiddle, and Jukebox. Each event on Friday will have cash prizes for the winners.
World Champion bones player, Barry Patton & Jana Jae, the Coleman Sisters, and new this year, the Vogt Sisters will perform in the afternoon. This duo touches hearts everywhere they go, blending timeless music with sweet sister harmony.
Also new this year, the evening concert features the 145th Army Concert Band at 7 p.m. This acclaimed Oklahoma Army Band celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018.
After the Army Band Concert, Bo Posey, Junior Marriott, Justin Branum, Tanner Marriott, and Splinter Middleton light up the stage with great dance music. Bo Posey’s smooth vocals and fiddle playing show his love for bringing great music to his audience. Wear your dancing shoes and enjoy an evening of dancing to this great western swing band.
The public is invited to enjoy this performance, admission is free. A delicious dinner by Dr. John’s BBQ is served starting at 5 p.m.
Saturday is another full day of contests and great entertainment. The Grove Civic Center doors open at 8 a.m. for the Grand Lake National Fiddle Contest registrations. This contest is for anyone ages from Pee Wee to 90 years, competing for monetary awards. Spectators will try to pick who the top winners will be, excitement building to the Top Three Round Robin Play-Off on Saturday night.
Various groups will perform on stage during the afternoon, including the Klondike 5 String Band at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., a fun group that brings great talents and the close-knit festival picking circles to the public’s eye.
Another delicious dinner by Dr. John’s BBQ is served starting at 5:30 pm. Saturday night Grand Finale Concert is filled with fabulous entertainment, including Jana Jae, Festival Host and Founder of Grand Lake Festivals Inc. and Barry “Bones” Patton an International Grand Champion Bones Player.
The festival’s Grand Finale headliner is Jim Paul Blair. Blair will star in the award-winning show, Buddy Holly and The Legends of Rock ‘N Roll, complete with a nine-piece cast of all-star musicians and vocalists from the Green Country area.
The show starts at 7 p.m. with a $1000 Round Robin Playoff of the top three fiddlers in the Grand Lake National Fiddle Contest.
Tickets are on sale at Gallery Southwest, 10th & Main in Grove and online at www.grandlakefestivals.com For more information call 918-786-8896.