Gypsy Cafe 2017
Benefitting Red Dirt Relief Fund
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Doors: 3:30P | Event: 4:30P | All Ages w/ Exceptions

The festival format showcases intimate songwriter groupings playing 45-minute sets across three venues: Eskimo Joe’s, George’s Stables and Stonewall Tavern. The evening will culminate with an all-musician finale on the main stage. Doors open at 3:30pm. Music starts 4:30pm. Finale begins around 10:45pm.

TICKET OPTIONS
GENERAL ADMISSION $20.00 + $1.75 Fee
Redeem for a wristband good for entry to all venues (Stonewall/Stables are 21+ venues, Eskimo Joe's is ALL AGES)
RESERVED SEATING $50.00 + $4.50 Fee
Guarantees a reserved seat at the main stage at Eskimo Joe’s as well as entry into all other venues
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Stillwater Young Professionals receive $5 off with code through April 1st!
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Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café returns to Stillwater for the sixth year, bringing more than 60 songwriters together to celebrate Red Dirt music and the influence of its godfather, Bob Childers. Benefitting the Red Dirt Relief Fund and hosted by Mike Hosty and Kaitlin Butts, the lineup includes Mike McClure, Paul Benjaman, Read Southall, Monica Taylor, Sam Valliere and previous hosts Chad Sullins, Bryon White, Gabe Marshall, Red Dirt Rangers’ John Cooper, Brad Piccolo and Ben Han and more! The full lineup will be released March 1st.

The festival format showcases intimate songwriter groupings playing 45-minute sets across three venues: Eskimo Joe’s, George’s Stables and Stonewall Tavern. The evening will culminate with an all-musician finale on the main stage. Doors open at 3:30pm. Music starts 4:30pm. Finale begins around 10:45pm.

2017 festival host Kaitlin Butts first played Gypsy Café in 2013 alongside young musicians Parker Millsap and Corey White while she was still a student at Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM@UCO) in Oklahoma City. According to Butts, “I was paired with Rick Reiley that year. Rick reached out to me when we found out the lineup. At the time, I was so new to the scene that I didn’t really know the history. Rick gave me the low down because I was so young.” Named 2016 Best New Female Vocalist of the Year for the Texas Regional Radio Music Awards, Butts said Gypsy Café “was the one show that carved my path into the Red Dirt scene.”

This spirit of mentorship, musical discovery and honoring Bob Childers have become hallmarks of a festival that draws Oklahoma musicians from around the state. Notable moments from last year’s fest include Stoney LaRue singing “Oklahoma Breakdown” with Mike Hosty who originally wrote the song, and a finale set led by Cody Canada, Mike McClure, Randy Crouch and Craig Skinner. Don’t miss what always turns out to be a magical night.

Red Dirt Relief Fund is a non-profit that provides a safety net of critical assistance to Oklahoma musicians. In 2016, the festival raised $23,000 for Oklahoma musicians in need. Since the Red Dirt Relief Fund was founded in 2012, it’s granted over $58,000.




Eskimo Joe's, George's Stables, Stonewall Tavern

501 W Elm Ave
Stillwater, OK
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Bob Childers’ Gypsy Cafe