(Stillwater, Okla) — Now in its eighth year, Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café will showcase 60 Oklahoma songwriters, including perennial favorites like Stoney LaRue, Kaitlin Butts, Mike McClure, Randy Crouch, Mike Hosty, Monica Taylor and Red Dirt Rangers while adding 10 new voices to the lineup. Nine of the featured musicians have benefited from the Red Dirt Relief Fund.
The all-star lineup includes “Tequila” Kim Reynolds, Scott Evans, Levi Parham, Ken Pomeroy, Thomas Trapp, Bo Phillips, Billy & Bobby Moore (of The Brothers Moore), Wink Burcham, Carter Sampson, Chad Sullins, Jim Paul Blair, Sarah Barker Huhn, Jacob Tovar, Richelle Sigrist, Blake Lankford, Tanner Miller, Dan Siebert, Rigby Summer, Zac Wenzel, Dylan Stewart, Buffalo Rogers, Bryce Dicus, Gene Collier, Monica Taylor, Travis Kidd, Kierston White, Ben Crooch, Dwight Hamlin, Ben McKenzie, Jordan Cox, Morgan Reynolds, Matt Mason, Melissa Hembree, Rick Reiley, Brandon Jackson, Ben Crooch, Brandon Clark, Giakob Lee, Cale Lester, Holly Beth, Gabe Marshall, Joe Baxter, Dan Martin, Jake Flint, Connor Harris, Blake Parks & Michael Henneberry (of Steelwind), Ben Brock, Chris Jones, Ryan Engleman (of Turnpike Troubadours) and more.
All proceeds from the festival benefit musicians through the Red Dirt Relief Fund, a non-profit organization that provides a safety net of critical assistance to Oklahoma music people across all genres, not just Red Dirt. Operated by an all-volunteer Board, RDRF has granted over $110,00 to musicians in the state since 2012. Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café raised $30,764 for the cause in 2018, funding the full grant load for last year.