The second annual “Parkstomp Music Festival” will be held beginning at 1 pm March 17 and 18 at the Medicine Park Amphitheater town center.
The two-day free event is a celebration of live “mud stomp” music, and food and merchandise vendors will also be onsite.
Mud Stomp Records, an independent label with artists signed from Midwest OK, Arkansas, Illinois, and Kansas will be providing the entertainment. Medicine Park is one of the locations in which the label holds festivals annually to celebrate the unique genre of music.
Curtis Copeland, president of Mud Stomp Records, compared the sound of mud stomp music to mainstream artists, such as the Zack Brown Band and the Avett Brothers.
“It’s very Americana-based music with a real kick of blue grass and what we call punk grass,” he said.
“Mud stomp has Americana roots and is exploding in our region with the success of the Avett Brothers and so forth on a national level. We’re definitely on the verge of another music explosion.”
Copeland said the genre of music appeals to everyone.
“From a music standpoint, we’ve got fans that range from nine and ten years olds to 80 years old,” he said.
He said Medicine Park is an ideal location for the outdoor festivals.
“Medicine Park is a really unique little town with fantastic scenery. They treat us well and it’s always a fun group of fans that shows up.”
Medicine Park mayor, Dwight Cope, said, after last year’s success, the event will become an annual event.
“It went well and the weather was nice and we had a good turnout,” he said. It became everyone’s favorite event.”
To find out more information about the Parkstomp Music Festival or mud stomp music, visit the festival links on the Medicine Park Web site www.medicinepark.com.