Annual Free Concert and Lifestyle Event to Include Full Day 

of Featured Musical Artists, Children’s Attractions, 

Skydivers and Huge Fireworks Display

American Red Cross will be Onsite to Collect Blood, 

Monetary Donations and Proceeds from Auction of 

Boulder Creek Guitars Signed by Clark and other Artists 

to Benefit Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Roy Clark promotional photo

NASHVILLE, TN (June 3, 2013)  – Legendary Oklahoma entertainer Roy Clark is scheduled to be the musical headliner at the “Summer OilPatch Festival” at the Sellers Ranch in Drumright, Oklahoma, on Thursday, July 4, 2013.  Gates open at 11:00 a.m., and music begins at 11:30. Admission is free to the public and lawn chairs are welcome.  The “Summer OilPatch Festival” is co-sponsored by Keystone Gas CorporationPacer Energy Marketing, Nichols Brothers and
Boulder Creek Guitars.

“Bring the family and come help us celebrate America’s birthday!” says Rick Sellers, President of Keystone Gas and event organizer.   

 

The family-friendly annual day-long concert and lifestyle event will also feature a lineup of popular national and regional recording artists including Country band LiveWire, Country/Americana singer/songwriter Shawna Russell, “Red Dirt”/Americana music acts the Red Dirt RangersBo PhillipsRick Reiley and the Tuesday Night Music Club, and others.

 

In the wake of devastating tornadoes that have caused enormous damage across Oklahoma recently, the American Red Cross will be on-site at the entry gate accepting blood and monetary donations to benefit storm victims.  The organization will also receive proceeds from various fundraising activities held throughout the day including an auction of two acoustic Boulder Creek Guitars signed by Clark and the other performers.

 

The “Summer OilPatch Festival” is one of Oklahoma’s largest and most diverse Independence Day events.  Past musical headliners have included Country star Kix Brooks (formerly of Brooks & Dunn), Pop/Country icon B.J. Thomas, Classic Rockers Head East and award-winning Country vocal band, Ricochet.  In addition to the music, the unique entertainment experience includes a special children’s fair area, classic cars and motorcycles and a variety of entertainers including clowns, stilt walkers, skydivers and jugglers, plus helicopter landings and a huge fireworks display.  A wide variety of food is also featured.  Last year’s star performer Brooks raved about the food offered at the concert in a post-event story in Billboard magazine when he stated: “Can you imagine?  They had cookers everywhere you looked, and it was as good of a brisket as I think I’ve ever eaten in my whole life.”  Read more of what he had to say click here.

 

This year, Roy Clark will bring his trademark smile, easygoing vocal style, guitar wizardry, multi-instrumental abilities and comedic talents to the OilPatch stage.  A resident of nearby Tulsa, Okla., Clark recently celebrated his eightieth birthday.  Since the beginning of his prolific career, the beloved entertainer and co-star of the long-running television show “Hee Haw” has amassed seven CMA Awards, seven ACM Awards and a GRAMMY® Award for “Best Country Instrumental Performance” for “Alabama Jubilee.”   Clark also pioneered the transformation of Branson, Mo. into a world-renowned live country music hot spot.  In addition, Clark is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has shared the stage with legends such as Hank Williams and Grandpa Jones.  In 2009, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.  Charting eight Top-10 hits and 23 Top-40’s, Clark has claimed his own Country music legacy with songs including “Yesterday, When I Was Young,” “I Never Picked Cotton,” and “Thank God And Greyhound You’re Gone.”  Clark has endeared himself to generations – and attendees can expect a show that will appeal to fans of all ages.

 

The Summer OilPatch Festival also provides a platform for home grown recording artists and performers.  Okemah, Oklahoma, singer/songwriter Shawna Russell who has two critically acclaimed albums and multiple hit radio singles to her credit, returns for her sixth consecutive event.  Country band LiveWire will perform its third festival appearance on the heels of the release of its debut album LIVIN,’ which has won the Joplin, Mo. sextet rave reviews from all corners of the music world.  The Red Dirt Rangers from Stillwater, Okla. will grace the OilPatch stage for a second time.  Since forming in the late-80’s, the group has pioneered a growing musical genre called “Red Dirt” and recently released the album LONE CHIMNEY, co-produced by Steve Ripley of The Tractors and Tulsa’s Church Studio fame.  Longtime festival favorite Bo Phillips will return.  Also a member of the vibrant Stillwater “Red Dirt” music scene, Phillips recently placed his single “Red Dirt Girl” at #1 on the Texas Regional Radio Report.  Rick Reiley, a popular singer/songwriter from nearby Cushing, will bring his Tuesday Night Music Club to open the main stage – and he will also host a tent stage to showcase other local Oklahoma talents throughout the day.

 

Booking and publicity services for the “Summer OilPatch Festival” are provided by Clif Doyal of the Clif Doyal Agency and CDA Publicity & Marketing.  For more information about the event, contact 615-319-1863 or cdanashville@gmail.com.

 

Directions to the Sellers Ranch in Drumright, OK: 2 mi. north of the Hwy. 33/16/99 Junction on Hwy. 99, then left on 101st for ¼ mi. – follow the signs.

 

ABOUT THE SUMMER OILPATCH FESTIVAL:

With its beginnings as a small Keystone Gas company party first held at the Sellers Ranch over 20-years ago, festival organizer Rick Sellers has grown the annual July 4 “Summer OilPatch Festival” into a large-scale event that draws attendees from across the region.  2012’s crowd was estimated at over 13,000.  Since 2008, Sellers, a local philanthropist and community booster for the city of Drumright and the surrounding Cimarron Valley area of Oklahoma, has hosted numerous nationally recognized recording artists at his ranch, including Country star Kix Brooks, Pop/Country icon B.J. Thomas, Classic Rockers Head East and award-winning Country vocal band, Ricochet.  “Like” the Drumright OilPatch Festival on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/DrumrightOilpatchFestival.

 

ABOUT ROY CLARK:

Performing professionally since age 15, Roy Clark got his first big break in the 60’s when an opening slot in Las Vegas for Oklahoma entertainer Wanda Jackson proved to be the catalyst that helped launch his career.  Television appearances followed on “The Tonight Show,” “American Bandstand,” the “Flip Wilson Show,” and others, which showcased his easygoing attitude and rural sense of humor.  Clark recorded several albums and toured constantly.  Then in 1969 came “Hee Haw,” a countrified “Laugh-In”-styled show that co-starred Clark and Buck Owens.  It was an immediate hit and propelled Clark into an international star that has gone on to amass seven CMA Awards, seven ACM Awards and a GRAMMY® Award for “Best Country Instrumental Performance.”  Clark is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and in 2009 was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.  Clark has charted eight Top-10 hits and 23 Top-40’s in his long career, including “Yesterday, When I Was Young,” “I Never Picked Cotton” and “Thank God And Greyhound You’re Gone.”  For more information go to: www.royclark.org.

 

ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS:

American Red Cross Biomedical Services plays a critical role in our nation’s health care system. It is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, collecting and processing more than 40 percent of the blood supply and distributing it to some 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. The Red Cross also plays a leading role in protecting the safety of donors and patients and increasing the availability of blood. It has been among the first to help develop and implement testing for infectious diseases and is frequently the single major contributor to clinical trials to improve blood safety. Providing life-saving blood and blood products to patients is a key component of the Red Cross mission to help people in times of emergency and disasters.  For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

 

ABOUT KEYSTONE GAS CORPORATION:

Keystone Gas Corporation is a natural gas gathering pipeline company based in Drumright, Okla.  For more information go to www.keystonegas.com.

 

ABOUT PACER ENERGY MARKETING AND NBI:

Pacer Energy Marketing and NBI are oil producers and crude oil purchasers based in Drumright and Tulsa, Okla.  Visit their website at www.pacerenergymarketing.com.

 

ABOUT BOULDER CREEK GUITARS:

Boulder Creek Guitars was the born from an idea that was developed over 15 years ago by Mike Shellhammer.  Having spent his life in the music industry as a musician, store owner and product developer, Mike felt that there was a better way to brace a guitar than what was considered standard. Mike’s idea was based on the theory that, if he was able to develop a suspended bracing system that would support the string tension of an acoustic instrument while leaving the soundboard intact, and moving the sound hole to the side of the guitar, it should sound better and create better tone and sustain. This idea was the birth of Boulder Creek Guitars.  Through trial and error- testing of prototypes and materials, the idea and the realization came together.  Aluminum rods became the key component, as they provided the needed strength.  “The aluminum rods transmit the strings vibration and energy throughout the body of the instrument creating a tone balance and sustain that have made Boulder Creek Acoustic instruments the award winning instruments that they are today” said Shellhammer.  The benefit to the musician is that Boulder Creek has developed an incredible sounding instrument that does not experience the same feedback issues associated with the “standard” acoustic guitar.  Players and sound engineers alike rave about Boulder Creek instruments on stage because they are trouble free and do what they are supposed to do!  Add to that a completely cool and different look, and you have an instrument that grabs the attention of any audience.  Boulder Creek’s patented SBS bracing system has re-written the books on acoustic instruments.  The unique style, affordability and performance have taken a very young company to the forefront of the guitar world.  Visit them online at: www.bouldercreekguitars.com.

 

ABOUT THE FEATURED ARTISTS:

LiveWire website: www.livewirecountry.com

Shawna Russell website: www.shawnarussell.com
Red Dirt Rangers website: www.reddirtrangers.com
Bo Phillips Band website: www.bophillipsband.com

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For hi-res photos of artists and interview requests, contact:

Clif Doyal, CDA Publicity

Office: 615.885.5998 Cell: 615.319.1863

E-mail: cdapublicity@gmail.com

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