Six Outdoor Concerts to Highlight Freedom Fest
A whopping six FREE outdoor concerts are planned to celebrate the 26th Annual Freedom Fest on July 3 and 4 at Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W. Vandament and City Park, 2200 S. Holly Ave. A variety of musicians are scheduled, and there will be something that appeals to everyone. Here’s the lineup:
Evening, Sunday, July 3, Chisholm Trail Park Gazebo
5 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hi-Fi Hillbillies
Vintage Rock & Roll
8:30 p.m. Irv Wagner’s Concert Band
Brass Ensemble, Tribute to Veterans
10 p.m. Colossal Fireworks Show
Daytime, Monday, July 4, Yukon City Park
Freedom Fest Car Show area
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Overdrive Band
12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Live DJ
Evening, Monday, July 4, Chisholm Trail Park
5:15 to 8:15 p.m. Super Freak
Disco and Funk
8:40 p.m. Oklahoma City Philharmonic
Show Tune Classics and Patriotic Music
10 p.m. Grand Finale Fireworks Show
Sunday, July 3
The Hi-Fi Hillbillies describe themselves as a trio of knuckle-heads, who have way too much fun playing music! They play vintage rock & roll dance tunes by Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Creedence Clearwater Revival! Fast Eddie Rossman, Sneaky Pete DeLesDernier and Neil "The Real Deal" Dirickson! Percussion, keyboards, guitar. Simple yet effective, the power of three. Years of experience, audience-friendly.
Irv Wagner’s Concert Band will present a Big Band “Salute to Yukon’s Veterans” at 8:30 p.m. The group will play patriotic tunes that honor the armed forces. Irv Wagner is a distinguished professor of trombone at OU who travels and performs across Europe, Conductor of the Oklahoma Community Orchestra, is a former member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and is a frequent entertainer at many special events.
A Colossal Fireworks Show begins at 10 p.m. and will feature special displays that pay tribute to American veterans.
Monday, July 4
Overdrive Band takes the Freedom Fest Car Show stage from 10 a.m. to noon. From Fleetwood Mac to Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood to Lynard Skynard, they cover it all!
A Live DJ is scheduled noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Freedom Fest Car Show, in City Park. The DJ will play a variety of popular music and is sure to be a hit!
Super Freak performs live from 5:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Chisholm Trail Park. The band is one of the hottest and most requested party and dance bands in Dallas, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and beyond. Always dressed in memorable, patriotic costumes, Super Freak plays the best in disco, funk, and dance.
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic, under the direction of Alexander Mickelthwate, begins their performance at 8:40 p.m. The orchestra, Oklahoma’s largest performing arts organization, presents a yearly Classics and Pops series, as well as the Discovery Family Series and Youth Concerts for grade school-aged children. OKCPHIL also provides orchestra services to Oklahoma City Ballet and the Canterbury Voices. In addition to Freedom Fest, the OKCPHIL will return in December for the annual Christmas concert.
The Grand Finale Fireworks Show begins at 10 p.m.
For more information, visit www.yukonok.gov/freedom-fest.
Freedom Fest is hosted by the City of Yukon. Sponsors include YNB; The Kirkpatrick Family Fund; iHeart Media; 96.1 KXY; The Oklahoma Arts Council; National Endowment for the Arts; Schwarz Paving Company; Wesco Insurance Services; Krapff Reynolds Construction Company; Integris Canadian Valley Hospital; Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services; Ingram, Smith and Turner Mortuary; BancFirst; Oklahoma Natural Gas; OG&E; BOK Financial Securities; and Oklahoma Chevy Team Dealers.
Freedom Fest is one of Yukon’s best events. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do. To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.gov.
The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The agency’s mission is to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry. The Oklahoma Arts Council provides more than 400 grants to nearly 225 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry and manages works of art in the Oklahoma Public Art Collection and the public spaces of the state Capitol. Additional information is available at arts.ok.gov.