Rose Rock Festival: Noble event promises music, fun for all ages

Oklahoma’s Spring festival season will soon be in full swing with mild temperatures, flowers blooming and spring rains painting the landscape a lush green.

This is the time of year for Noble’s annual Rose Rock Music Festival, held from May 3-5, where live music, food and art add up to a remarkable way to spend a weekend.

The annual free event is full of fun activities the whole family can enjoy, and it takes place on Main Street in the community known as the rose rock capital. Brian Houck, the event’s entertainment coordinator since 2012, says this will be the best festival yet.

In keeping with tradition, the festival will have a parade, along with many other activities, and this year’s parade theme will be Neon and Graffiti. Local children decide the theme each year, Houck said.

Other favorites like carnival games, food trucks, craft booths and rides like the stomach-dropping Zepher, will be back this year. In addition to live music, crowds can enjoy professional wrestling shows, which Houck says are “quite entertaining.”

Festival-goers also can show off their own talent during this year’s Lip Sync Battle, which will take place on Sunday. Also this year, the Cornhole Cornament, Houck says, is sure to attract skilled cornhole players from far and wide to take part in this specially sanctioned competition.

The Rose Rock Jail is another new attraction. Festival goers can nominate friends and family to “go to jail.” But, it’s all in good fun and will act as a fundraiser for Noble Now, a not for profit organization developed by the Noble Chamber of Commerce to assist with community betterment projects.

Meanwhile, a music festival wouldn’t be complete without a top-notch musical line up, and Houck is excited about all of the live music scheduled for the weekend, including the Sunday headliner, Monte Montgomery.

“He was rated the number one acoustic guitarist in the world by Acoustic Guitar Magazine,” Houck said. “This event is going to be a ton of fun.”

Other music during the weekend will include country, blues, rock, classical and retro pop. A full lineup of performances and activities as well as more information about the upcoming festival can be found on the Rose Rock Music Festival’s Facebook page or Instagram account, @roserockmusicfestival.– BSM

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