Skip to main content
Report this ad

See also:

Downtown OKCfest : Free family event Part I and slideshow

families tucked into the shade to listen to live Latin music
families tucked into the shade to listen to live Latin music

Sunday events for the #OKCFest, at the Great Lawn (Clamshell Stage across from the Devon Tower) was devoted to Hispanic artists THE ARGOTS 12:00 PM ; SYLVIA Y SU GRUPO ESCÁNDALO 12:45 PM; SALSA SHAKERS 1:45 PM; EL RETEN DE NUEVO LEON 2:45 PM; LA SONORA EXPLOSIVA 4:00 PM were free and open to the public.

OKCfest outdoor music fest began on Friday, and lasted thru Sunday. The first two days were paid events, and ticket holders enjoyed a number of acts like Dirks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Merle Haggard and those events were also noted to be heavily attended.

Groups present Sunday were readily recognized by members of the local Hispanic community. Audience members made every effort to capture photographs with the celebrities present, which include sneaking on stage to get pictures with group members while they were singing, to lining up family members before the stage as the groups sang.

Everyone from baby to abuleta danced and danced and sang along to the songs.

One band asked a friend to come forward to the stage, and a large number of people followed her so they could balair on stage as that particular band played.

For the remainder of the afternoon, this designated expert dancer also showed anyone who wished to learn traditionaldance steps, postures, poses for pauses and hand positions for dancing moves matching any music that came by. And at one point the group also line danced to "Wobble" during a break, with equal finesse.

The heat index on Sunday was well over 100, and the lawn is as expected, open and sunny. Many people clung to trees, or sat off in peripheral shade. Some people came planning only to listen to the music and picnic or enjoy their family, other die hard fans stayed standing centrally in the sun.

Oklahoma celebritites for radio, and a Latina beauty queen ( Miss Teen Oklahoma Latina?) announced each new group performing. Both cheerfully identified their pleasure to host, and made very welcoming comments. La Princessa spoke addressed the crowd in English and Spanish, and noted that the point of the event was "to share our Hispanic culture, with each other and Oklahoma City."

Myriad Gardens is a beautiful expansive park, with a variety of environments to enjoy year round.

Report this ad