66WESTfest this Saturday Features Fun for the Entire Family

66WESTfest featuring area artists, two internationally-known music groups, local musicians, food, games and entertainment for the whole family will take place this Saturday, April 12, at the new Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the SWOSU Weatherford campus.

The Weatherford Arts Council is sponsoring the first-time event that begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 9 p.m. 

66WESTfest will feature free concerts by two Grammy Award-winning groups: Sugar Free AllStars (12 noon – 1 p.m.) and Brave Combo (7 – 9 p.m.). Both play music that the whole family can enjoy.

There will also be local music groups performing all day. For more information about 66WESTfest, including links to information about the two featured musical acts, please visit the website at http://www.66westfest.org.

The schedule of events and list of participating artists are:

Musical Performance Schedule

  • 11:00 AM       East Ensemble (honor choir from Weatherford’s East Elementary School, directed by Marti Bessinger)
  • 12:00 PM        SUGAR FREE ALLSTARS (Grammy Award-winning family-friendly group from OKC)
  • 1:00 PM          SWOSU Brass Quartet and Luke Jett (Luke is a ten-year-old guitarist)
  • 1:30 PM          Davis Road Saxophone Quartet (from SWOSU)
  • 2:00 PM          SWOSU Jazz Combo
  • 3:00 PM          Piña Brothers (blues band made up of teenage brothers from Wichita, KS)
  • 4:00 PM          Claire Morales (Denton, TX)
  • 4:30 PM          Sonny Klinekole and friends  (Native American flute player)
  • 5:00 PM          Blues Nation (Native American blues band)
  • 7:00 PM          BRAVE COMBO (Grammy Award-wining family-friendly polka band from Denton, TX)   

Children’s Activities Available

  • 11am-12pm & 1-2pm: face painting (cheeks only)
  • 1-2pm: “Work of Heart” craft-making activity
  • 2-6pm (every 20 minutes): “Drum Circle” hands-on activity featuring music


Exhibiting Artists List

  • Bob Davis (Stillwater, OK) Painting & Photography
  • Ed Griffin (Weatherford, OK) Wood
  • Lou Hamilton (Weatherford, OK) Metalwork Sculpture
  • Ed Helm (Weatherford, OK) Ceramics
  • Amy Helm (Weatherford, OK) Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, & Photography
  • Marty Lockstone (Weatherford, OK) Glass 
  • John Kokalis (Weatherford, OK) Painting
  • Sandra McManus (Camargo, OK) Glass
  • Nancy Park (Del City, OK) Painting
  • LeRoy Schultz (Weatherford, OK) Ceramics
  • Jackie Schultz (Weatherford, OK) Painting
  • James South (Weatherford, OK) Photography
  • AJ Stegall (Cordell, OK) Photography
  • Cheryl Swanson (Oklahoma City, OK) Mixed Media
  • John Tracy II (Mountain View, OK) Mixed Media & Painting
  • Danny Gordon (Oklahoma City, OK) Drawing; Reproductions