Turnpike Troubadours at Gallatin Co Fairgrounds
by Eric Kofer
Roughly 3,300 people live in Okemah, Oklahoma, a town with vintage redbrick storefronts, a dive bar called the Rocky Road Tavern, a name that means “things up high” in Kickapoo, and a strange track record of birthing great American songwriters: Woody Guthrie is from Okemah. Grammy-nominee John Fullbright is, too. Evan Felker belongs on that list. “I was born in Okemah but was raised in Wright City, a town in southeastern Oklahoma,” Felker says. “Now I live in Okemah again. The characters I write about are living in that world I grew up in––a bucolic, dirt-underneath-your-fingernails sort of world. People where I grew up are tough. It’s nice to be able to represent them in art.”
Felker is the frontman, cofounder, and primary songwriter for Turnpike Troubadours, a virtuosic band of country-rock road dogs who, on any given night of the week, will play for a much bigger crowd than the populations of Okemah and Wright City combined.
Singer/guitarist Felker, fiddler Kyle Nix, steel and electric guitarist Ryan Engleman, bassist RC Edwards, drummer Gabe Pearson, and steel and accordion player Hank Early deliver punch after punch of smart rock-and-roll that sells out huge venues throughout the Midwest and South and packs legendary haunts like the Troubadour in Los Angeles.
The Turnpike Troubadours with special guests TBA will be at Bodhi Farms (Outdoors) has been moved to the Gallatin Co Fairgrounds, Denecke Park - north of the ice arenas Friday, June 21st. The doors open at 5pm, and music begins at 6:30pm. This is an ALL AGES show and kids under 10 years old FREE. Tickets are $35 advance/ $42 door and are available at Cactus Records & Gifts and online: selloutapp.com/event/music/turnpike-troubadours-210
Are there reserved tickets?
All tickets are general admission, first come first serve. If you want to get close to the stage, get there early!
Can I buy tickets at the door?
Maybe so, maybe not! It is always better to get your tickets in advance. Capacity is limited, so play it safe and buy your tickets at Cactus Records in Bozeman or online: https://selloutapp.com/event/music/turnpike-troubadours-210
Is this show all ages?
YES, kids under 10 FREE and do not require a ticket! Bring the family!