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2021 Oklahoma Arts Conference

Embracing the Dawn

Randy Norman
Randy Norman is a founding member of the Woody Guthrie Coalition which has presented "Woodyfest" for the past 24 years. Randy has long been a an advocate of community and social improvement. He retired from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services after a distinguished career, and has served on many boards and volunteered for untold community projects. Randy is proud to boast that Woodyfest is one of his most enduring achievements, but he is quick to give credit to the City of Okemah, countless volunteers, the musicians/artist and other stakeholders without whom the success and continued longevity of the festival would not have been possible. By the way, the 25th Annual WoodyFest is July 13-17, 2021 in Okemah. He hopes to see you there!!

Randy Norman's Schedule
Creative Collaborations in Oklahoma Music
Date: Friday – October, 29 2021 Time: 9:15am - 10:15am
Room: Ballroom
Since 1998, WoodyFest has celebrated the life and legacy of one of Oklahoma’s most celebrated musicians, Woody Guthrie. Attracting over 10,000 visitors from across the globe each year, the annual music festival draws audiences to Woody’s hometown of Okemah, where attendees immerse themselves in the town’s creative culture creating a sizeable impact on the small community. Hear more from Woody Guthrie Coalition President Randy Norman, Okemah Economic Development Director Andy Tucker, and a local musician Cassie Latshaw on how their innovative efforts and collaborations on the festival have opened new doors for Oklahoma musicians and the community all while paying tribute to a hometown hero.

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