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Release Date: May 26, 2017

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

SULPHUR, Okla. – More than 100 Native American artists will be featured during the Artesian Arts Festival, Saturday, May 27 in Sulphur.

A variety of visual art such as painting, basketry, jewelry, sculpture, metalworking, bead work, photography, textiles and pottery will be featured at the fourth annual Memorial Day weekend event.

A wide array of musical entertainment is planned, as well as tribal dance demonstrations and regalia. Bands will provide continuous entertainment on two stages.

The musical line-up for the event includes a range of entertainment, including children’s music, alternative rock, pop, Latin pop, country and more.

Entertainment on the main stage includes performances by “Injunuity,” “Sugar Free Allstars,” “Highwater Gamble,” “John Bomboy and the Underscores,” “Boyd Street Brass,” “Tequila Azul,” and the “Conner Hicks Band.”

Bands scheduled for the Plaza stage include “Overdrive,” “Conflict of Interest,” “Church of the Saturday Saints,” “The Hideouts,” “Billy K. Band,” and “Right Place, Right Time.”

Three Native American Dance troupes including the Chickasaw Nation Stomp Dance troupe, Aztec Dancers and Magic Circle Entertainment are scheduled to demonstrate Native dances on both stages.

Several food trucks and food booths will be serving festival fare such as Indian Tacos, corndogs, barbecue, funnel cakes, roasted corn, kettle corn, fried Oreos, pie, ice cream and more.

A special area for children’s activities and a senior citizens’ arts and crafts booth are also planned for the day.

Open to the public at no charge, the Artesian Arts Festival welcomed more than 6,500 to last year’s festival.

For more information about the Artesian Arts Festival, contact Chickasaw Nation Arts & Humanities at (580) 272-5520, or by email at

The Artesian Plaza is located adjacent to the Artesian Hotel and Spa, 1001 W. First Street.

Last Updated: 09/16/2016