Bob Wills

Courtesy Estate of Bob Wills/OKPOP Museum

Western Swing musicians and fans will flock to Turkey on the last weekend of April for the 45th annual Bob Wills Day. The tribute to the “Father of Western Swing,” who honed his chops in the area, features dances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights (April 28-30, 2016) and afternoon shows at the Bob Wills Museum. On Saturday, the event culminates with a parade, barbecue cook-off, fiddlers contest, and free outdoor concert. The acts on stage—among them Asleep at the Wheel, Billy Mata, Jason Roberts, and Jody Nix—all specialize in Wills’ innovative blend of jazz, blues, and hillbilly music.

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