Organizer of the Oyster Ridge Music Festival Thomas Lively says the lineups and dates are all set for the event coming July 22-23 in Kemmerer.
He says he finalized most of this information during Christmas time, but there are hoops you have to go through with announcing bands and such. He says a couple of groups they have tried to get for years and have had scheduling issues or something are coming this year.
“Big Head Todd and The Monsters will be headlining for us,” Lively said. “They’re a big band and have been around for a long time based out of Colorado.”
They are a rock-and-roll band with “a heavy blues” influence. He says they sell out Red Rocks amphitheater every year. He says another name they have tried to get for a long time that is coming is Town Mountain. They are a bluegrass band.
He says a southern rock influence name that is coming is The Heathens.
“They’ll close us out on Friday night,” Lively said. “They have one song, ‘Hurricane’, that is probably their most popular song. It has over 32 million views on YouTube.”
He says people may not think Wyoming is a “music mecca” or anything, but there are lots of music festivals in the Cowboy State.
“A lot of people from out of state have really figured that out,” Lively said. “They attend this event and many of the others.
“It’s such a diverse, mix of music that we bring in. There’s something there for everybody.”
He says he expects to see a lot of people from other states come to the event from places like Colorado and Utah.
He also says it is a family-friendly event and recalled last year when a child got pulled up on stage to play the guitar with one band. He also says sometimes it gets really fun with band members jumping off the stage.
To view the entire lineup and for more information you can visit the Oyster Ridge Music Festival web page here.