The Oklahoman

Labor Day weekend events abound in Arcadia


ARCADIA — Live music, a rodeo, a parade and more will take place on Labor Day weekend in Arcadia.

“Blues in the Night,” a rhythm and blues music festival, will get underway at 7 p.m. Friday at the Arcadia Municipal Park, 500 W Second St. Headliners will include The Ambassador of the Blues “Big E” and Garret “Big G” Jacobson. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and admission is $10.

The Round Barn Ramblers will perform from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Mike Music Trio will play from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Arcadia Round Barn, which will be open all weekend, including Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Vendor booths will open at noon Saturday at Municipal Park, and the annual parade through downtown Arcadia will start at 3 p.m.

New this year is a privately sponsored domino tournament, starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the community center at Fifth and Odor Streets, with cash prizes and gifts for the winners.

The fee to play is $5 for singles and $10 for teams of two, and admission is free for people who want to watch. Dominoes will be provided or players can bring their own.

The domino tournament will include games for kids and a merchandis­e popup store from 1 to 6 p.m. Masks will be required. For more informatio­n, call Jackie Caldwell at 405-209-7116.

The one-night-only rodeo will start at 8 p.m. Saturday at Municipal Park. Events will include steer wrestling, calf roping, barrel racing, bull riding and mutton bustin’. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Children 4 and younger will be admitted free.

Gypsy Twang will present an Elm Tree Concert at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Arcadia Round Barn. The Tulsa band is comprised of Steve Huhn, Sarah Barker Huhn and John Williams.

A free gospel concert will round out the Arcadia events starting at 4 p.m. Sunday at Municipal Park.

For more informatio­n about vendor booths or to enter the parade, call 405396-2899. For more informatio­n about live music at the Arcadia Round Barn, call Joe Baxter at 405-833-1350.

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