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April has historically been an event heavy month for Stillwater. However, this year the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Eskimo Joe’s, OSU Athletics, the City of Stillwater, Red Bull, and many other organizations and attractions are working together to brand April 15-17, “Legends Weekend”.

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April has historically been an event heavy month for Stillwater. However, this year the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Eskimo Joe’s, OSU Athletics, the City of Stillwater, Red Bull, and many other organizations and attractions are working together to brand April 15-17, “Legends Weekend”.

It has been my hope for several years to grow the OSU Spring Football Game to more of a tourism event for OSU and Stillwater. Evolving the game into more along the lines of what is experienced in other university communities, both the local economy and OSU will benefit.

This year everything seemed to suddenly come together when I was contacted by both Alex Goodpaster, who is representing OSU football alumni activities held in conjunction with the OSU Spring Football Game and by R & D Talent representing Joe King and the Diamond JK Band. Joe played football for OSU and went on to play in the NFL. He has been playing, writing and recording music for over six years and has a song entitled, “Down in Stillwater Oklahoma”, where he mentions Eskimo Joe’s and the Tumbleweed.

A quick meeting with representatives from Eskimo Joe’s and OSU Athletics moved many of the game day “Hall of Fame Block Party” activities to Elm Street Saturday, followed by Joe and his band performing on an outdoor stage, and “Legends Weekend” was born.

The longest running Stillwater event, the 34th Annual Stillwater Art Festival, and the OSU Orange and White Football Spring Game are only two of the featured events for the weekend. Additionally, Red Bull will be presenting the Gypsy Café at four popular venues, spotlighting red dirt music artists who began and continue to gain notoriety for the genre of music that originated in Stillwater. The Remember the Ten Run, a tribute to the ten members of the OSU family who perished in a plane crash, will take place through the OSU campus.

Additionally, the Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Spring Book Sale, Slick Willie and the Right Cats and Sonny D. and the Invisibles will perform at the Community Center and OSU Softball and Tennis will be competing against Big 12 Conference rivals.

A special thanks to Tim Holland, General Manager at Eskimo Joe’s; Amy Weeks, OSU Associate Athletic Director/ Senior Woman Administrator; Sherry Fletcher, City of Stillwater Manager, Marketing and Public Relations; and Amy Jo Frazier, City of Stillwater Recreation Supervisor - Aquatics, Concessions, Special Events for being so quick to jump on board and make “Legends Weekend” a reality. Legends Weekend is by far the best example of cross promoting on the part of all parties involved that I have experienced in my career.

It will clearly take coordination in scheduling activities on the part of all the participating organizations in order to continue future growth of “Legends Weekend” to the benefit the entire community. As a community, we all also need to support and attend all of these locally held events in order to continue their growth year after year.

Friday, April 15:
Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale
12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.
Stillwater Public Library
405-372-3633
library.stillwater.org

Red Bull Gypsy Café Red Dirt Music Event
Featuring Cody Canada, Stony LaRue, Mike McClure and the Red Dirt Rangers
Times vary depending upon venue
Eskimo Joe’s, Stonewall Tavern, College Bar and Outlaws
918-605-6921
http://www.tinyurl.com/redbullgypsycafe

Slick Willie and the Right Cats
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Community Center – Main Lobby
405-533-8433
tickets.stillwater.org

Sonny D. and the Invisibles
7:30 p.m.
Community Center – Lowry Activity Center
405-533-8433
tickets.stillwater.org

Cowgirl Tennis vs. Kansas
3:00 p.m.
DeBois Tennis Complex
okstate.com

Cowboy Tennis vs. Nebraska
11:00 a.m.
DeBois Tennis Complex
http://www.okstate.com
Saturday, April 16:
Remember the Ten Run
9:00 a.m.
Gallaher-Iba Arena
remembertheten.com/

Stillwater Arts Festival
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Stillwater
http://www.stillwater.org

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Stillwater Public Library
405-372-3633
http://www.library.stillwater.org

Orange and White Spring Football Game
2:00 p.m.
Boone Pickens Stadium
okstate.com

Cowgirl Softball vs. Texas Tech
4:00 p.m.
Cowgirl Softball Stadium
okstate.com

Bedlam Baseball Watch Party
Big Screen Outside & Multiple TVs Inside
7:00 p.m. (subject to change)
Eskimo Joe’s
405-372-8896
http://www.eskimojoes.com

Joe King & The Diamond JK Band
Free All Age Outdoor Event
8:00 p.m.
Eskimo Joe’s Parking Lot
405-372-8896
eskimojoes.com

Sunday, April 17:
Stillwater Arts Festival
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Stillwater
http://www.stillwater.org

Cowgirl Tennis vs. Kansas State
12:00 noon
DeBois Tennis Complex
http://www.okstate.com

Friends of the Library $1/bag Book Sale
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Stillwater Public Library
405-372-3633
http://www.library.stillwater.org

For details & updates about each event go to visitstillwater.org

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