Not just fireworks; plans of places music, activities for 4th

June 28—Fireworks aren’t the only performances on the main stage this July 4th.

From resorts and a marina to a local bar, venues all over the county are celebrating Independence Day with live music and more this coming weekend.

In downtown Tahlequah, Dewain’s Place bar and music venue is hosting two music events later this week, as explained by general manager Rachelle Bailey.

“We have karaoke with DJ Shawn Solo Friday night and Thru It All playing Saturday at 9 p.m.,” Bailey said. “Thru It All is a local rock band that rocks every time they play here. We’re excited to see them back.”

As Dewain’s Place Facebook page describes, DJ Shawn’s solo event will be a karaoke night to kick off the holiday weekend with song and dance.

Several resorts along the Illinois River hold events around the 4th of July. On Sunday, Riverbend Floats will host a live performance by the band Knipple with free food from its grilled cheese bar, as posted on the resort’s Facebook. This event runs from 2-4 p.m. with $10 tickets.

A short float down the river at Falcon Floats, owner and operator Chuck Eastham said the resort celebrated Independence Day with a free rock concert and fireworks display on July 2.

“This Saturday night we have Mason Jar Revival and guest on our stage Falcon Floats, ‘your little oasis on the river,’ and a huge free fireworks display for the public,” Eastham said. “Only costs are for camping and floating.”

On Lake Tenkiller, Burnt Cabin Marina in Park Hill is hosting a live music event this weekend. According to the marina’s Facebook, the band Bedlam will play Burnt Cabin Marina on July 2, covering classic rock, alternative rock, grunge and country songs starting at 8 p.m. On July 3, Burnt Cabin will also host a performance by local musicians Katelyn & Jack Myers from 8-11 p.m.

Sequoyah State Park has hosted several holiday events and activities for the holidays. In a flyer posted to the park’s Facebook page, several events are scheduled for the week, including a scavenger hunt at the Three Forks Nature Center at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday and food trucks and activities from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lodge. Rec Center. More information about these events can be found at:

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