- Posted September 5, 2013 by
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Get ready for Mumford & Sons! The Gentlemen of the Road Music Festival Comes to Guthrie
Guthrie is one of only six stops for the GOTR tour, and it seems to be a good match. The GOTR is a mix of folk and rock. Guthrie is an eclectic mix of old and new.
Guthrie knows how to go ALL OUT for these events, so they have dedicated most of the downtown for the GOTR Festival. Cleveland, Harrison and Oklahoma streets will be closed between 5th and Division. Already, vendors and stage crews are hard at work.
To avoid the stress of trying to find a parking place, I would suggest paying for one of the rented spaces. Some of the usual downtown parking will not be available because the space is being used for attractions. Logan Country Fairgrounds (on Division) and Guthrie First Christian Church (on Noble) are renting spaces and running shuttles.
To get the most fun out of this festival, I recommend festival partiers bring sunscreen. Also, if you are not used to being in 90 degree heat, you may want to periodically pop into one of Guthrie’s shops or restaurants downtown, to cool your heels. Also several restaurants are on Division and by the Hotels on Highway 33 next to I-35, as shown on this map.
If you need information, there’s the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce downtown (across from the Post Office). The Volunteer Coordinator (better known as Tank the Cat’s mom) as shown in the war room, had organized 1,000 volunteers to help make this event enjoyable for everyone.
I found the crew hard at work building the downtown stage. In addition to restaurants, vendors are setting up booths. British flags and moustaches are everywhere. Vendors have decorated their stores. These people have crocheted their own store front for this event.
Music lovers may already be familiar with Guthrie due to events held by local artist, Byron Berline. Guthrie is also home to the annual Blue Grass Festival.
For more information, check out http://www.guthrieok.com/STAY.html