(NORMAN, OKLA.) March 30, 2011— The Norman Music Festival and Dustbowl Arts Market will join forces to showcase Oklahoma’s creative talent in downtown Norman on April 30.

While local bands are rocking out on Main Street, local artists and crafters will be hocking their goods one street over at the intersection of Gray and Crawford from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday, April 30.

Dustbowl co-chair Dana Scott said the arts market and music festival are a perfect fit. “The Norman Music Festival is obviously about music, but in a much broader sense, it promotes local creativity. That’s consistent with what Dustbowl is doing through its annual arts market.  Both events lobby for the creative, giving them an outlet to showcase their work.”

More than 40 Dustbowl vendors will offer items such as pottery, painting, photography, jewelry, prints, screen-printing, clothing, accessories and textiles.

Dustbowl co-chair Reese Truesdell said the arts market and music festival will certainly benefit each other. “I think people may come to the festival for Dustbowl and discover a band, or come for the music and discover all these wonderful artists and crafters they can support in their area.”

The fourth annual Norman Music Festival will be held on Thursday 28, Friday 29 and Saturday 30 of April 2011. The festival is free and open to the public and will take place on the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of historic Downtown East Main Street, east of the railroad tracks in the Arts District, as well as the 100 block of West Main. Thursday and Friday night entertainment will be predominantly at indoor locations, and Saturday will feature the full-blown festival atmosphere complete with street closures and large outdoor stages.


For more information on the Norman Music Festival, visit www.normanmusicfestival.com