The city of Muskogee, Oklahoma announced last week that they were planning to honor the great Merle Haggard with a monument. While Haggard never lived in the town, his family came from Oklahoma and his song “Okie From Muskogee” remains one of the biggest songs in his musical catalogue. Now, there is another huge event coming to Muskogee that will also pay tribute to Haggard as Taste of Country reported on Thursday that G-Fest will take place in June.
The biggest name coming to G-Fest for this big concert is Dallas-native Kacey Musgraves. While promoting the festival, Musgraves said that she respects artists like Haggard, because they set trends and became famous just because they loved to play music and not because they wanted to get rich. She said that attitude is what really inspires her to work so hard on her music and not worry too much about everything else.
This is the first annual G-Fest in Muskogee, and will include country, rock, and Americana music, all played outdoors. This is partially funded through the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, who is also responsible for the Merle Haggard monument as well. It will also include camping opportunities as well at the Hatbox Field.
The event will take place from June 18-19 and there are numerous bands lined up for the show. The main headliners include Kacey Musgraves, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Turnpike Troubadours. Also appearing at the show are names such as Marty Stuart, The Swon Brothers, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, The Red Dirt Rangers, the Hosty Duo, Travis Linville, and much more.
Camping opportunities at G-Fest include RV, car, and tent camping, and there are also parking spaces for those who wish to drive in each day for the shows. There are early bird specials and the price will go up when those tickets sell out. Tickets for the show itself are available through the festival’s website. Tickets range from $44 up to $75 for single day shows, depending on whether the tickets are bought in advance or at the gate while three-day admission ranges from $109 up to $139.