You may have recently enjoyed the Toyota Texas Music Revolution at Plano’s Oak Point Park, Lee Roy Parnell with the Courtyard Texas Music Series at Courtyard Theater, or caught a concert at McCall Plaza, but we have something a little different to offer you now.
You see, we have amazing tourism partners across state lines, with whom we learn from, share ideas with and, together, play an essential role in promoting the largest industry in the U.S. Visit Stillwater helped us promote the Toyota Texas Music Revolution, so we are more than happy to do the same for their upcoming Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café event.
A road trip to Stillwater from Plano is a simple four-hour drive north. If your road tripping in the fall, you might find yourself at an Oklahoma State University football game, but another claim-to-fame is their Red Dirt music scene.
The sound of Red Dirt music is more than a genre rooted and cultivated in Stillwater. It is a way of life, a catalyst for storytelling and a source of mentorship for musicians and songwriters who have influenced the Stillwater. Red Dirt music was rooted in sacred ground along the outskirts of town in 1979, where once stood a two-story farmhouse. For over 20 years, musicians held jam sessions in the living room, on the front porch, in the garage, known as the Gypsy Cafe, and around campfires. Musicians such as Bob Childers (the Father of Red Dirt Music), Tom Skinner, Jason Boland, Stoney LaRue, Randy Crouch, Monica Taylor, Mike McClure and many more launched their music careers at “The Farm,” and in Stillwater’s live music venues.