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Kemmerer preparing for celebration of 25th Oyster Ridge Music Festival

Kemmerer is amping up to celebrate the 25th Oyster Ridge Music Festival which is set to take place July 26-28.

City Administrator, Brian Muir, said because of the anniversary Oyster Ridge is setting it up to be “bigger and better than ever”.

“Bringing in some good bands,” Muir said. “As far as I know they don’t do cover music, they actually do original music and it’s quite a unique event.”

Muir says it’s the only one that is free in terms of big events.

“We encourage people to come and enjoy the music and the surroundings and the great opportunity,” Muir said.

The festival has a strong history of bringing in Grammy winning artists to headline the event. This year’s headliner is the folk band The Dead South. They are a bluegrass band out of Saskatchewan.

The Dead South play July 27th from 7-9 PM. Festival staple Robin Kessinger, Barefoot Truth, Red Wanting Blue, and many others are set to appear as well.

The event originally began back in 1994 as the Wyoming State Flat-Pick Guitar contest in Kemmerer. It has evolved into a festival that includes activities such as the Band Scramble.

Dates are July 26-28th at Triangle Park in Kemmerer. For lineup times click here.