BARTLESVILLE, OK – One of the public’s favorite events for families at the OK Mozart Festival is the Opening Celebration at Prairie Song in Dewey, where a family can enjoy the entire day from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  2016 marks the second year in a row that OK Mozart has opened the festival with a celebration at Prairie Song, a historically recreated 1800s Old West town in Dewey.


The day begins with an early morning 5K Trail Run along the beautiful terrain of the ranch, timed by Tatur Racing, or a one mile Fun Run.  After the races, prepare for a full day of family fun at Prairie Song including live music, pony rides, Native American tribal dancing, a kid’s petting zoo, do-it-yourself branding with real branding irons, wagon and carriage rides, tasty food and much more!  Other activities include trick roping, falconry, and sheep dog demonstration as well as a magic show in the barn.  Musical offerings at various locations on the property throughout the day include barbershop, gospel music, Corky Davis & Cowboy Swing, and Ad Lib Singers.


If you work up a hunger, Price’s Meat Market will be providing food available for purchase such as breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, hot dogs, chili cheese dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, Frito chili pie, nachos, chips, candy, and beverages including soda, water and more!  Other food vendors will include ice cream and “southern” snow. Naughty Nelle’s Saloon will be serving up sarsaparilla and lots of ambience!


Most activities at Prairie Song are offered free of charge, though some items do have a low cost, such as the sarsaparilla offered at Naughty Nelle’s Saloon.  Race registration is $30 and available at okmozart.com or eventbrite.com.  The opening celebration is sponsored by Patriot Motors and KWON.


Activities will continue throughout the day while specific events are as follows:

9 a.m. – Greetings & National Anthem & Oklahoma! in the Barn

10 – 10:30 a.m. – Sheep Dog Demo in the Arena

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. – Corky Davis & Cowboy Swing – Western Swing in the Barn

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. – Trick Roping in the Arena

11:45 – 12:30 p.m. – Ad Lib Singers “Go Cowboy!” in the Barn

12:30 – 1 p.m. – Sheep Dog Demo in the Arena

1 – 1:45 p.m. – The Amazing Dave May Magic Show in the Barn


Additional Opening Celebration activities at other locations:

3 – 5 p.m. – Painting at Hopestone: Strauss, at Hopestone, downtown Bartlesville

6 p.m. – Adam & Kizzie FREE FAMILY CONCERT at the Bartlesville Community Center

8:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. – A Visit to the Moon & Stars at the Bartlesville Community Center


Please note the FREE FAMILY CONCERT to hear Adam & Kizzie at the Bartlesville Community Center at 6 p.m.  Join us for a great night with the duo that rocked Ambler Hall last fall.  Adam & Kizzie represent some of the best vocals and musical talent Oklahoma City has to offer, singing blues, hip-hop, gospel, soul & Jazz!


Items and activities at Prairie Song are subject to change without notice.  For more information about Prairie Song , visit prairiesong.net.  For more information on this year’s OK Mozart Festival, visit www.okmozart.com or call 918-336-9800.