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July 2, 2013

Main Street hosting concert Saturday

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward will be hosting it's own tornado benefit concert this weekend.

The Woodward Main Street Organization is sponsoring the concert, which will feature both rock and country music.

Country artist Nathan Osmond and local rock group Sodder will headline the event, which will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Other local groups including The Carrico Brothers, Down Roots, and Northwest Passage will also perform.

The concert stage will be located near the Main Street Organization office at 11th St. and Main St.

Janet Fitz, director of the Woodward Main Street Organization, said she is excited to host Osmond, who she described as "a rising country star."

"He comes from a long line of music performers in his family.  He is the son of one of the Osmond brothers.  A lot of people know Donnie and Marie Osmond, and he's their nephew," Fitz said.

She said she is also excited for the local bands to be able to perform together, especially since notable music producer Roney Hooks "will be here looking at the bands. It'll be a special thing for them."

The following is the schedule for the Rock vs. Country concert:

4 p.m. - The Carrico Brothers

5 p.m. - Down Roots

6 p.m. - Northwest Passage

7 p.m. - Sodder

8 p.m. - Nathan Osmond

Fitz encouraged music fans to "bring their lawn chairs, come down and just enjoy the show."

However, she said concert goers and the public should be aware that a portion of Main St. between 13th St. and 10th St. will be blocked off for the concert.  While the concert won't begin until 4 p.m., the streets will be closed starting around noon to allow for stage set up, she said.

Those attending the concert will have to park along side streets.  Entry gates for the concert will be located at 10th and Main; 11th and Texas; and 11th and Kansas.

Tickets for the event are available at The Gazebo, Just Beyond the Door, Compass Athletics, Sam's CDs, and at the Main Street office at 11th and Main.

Fitz said that "50 percent of our proceeds from the concert will go to benefit tornado victims."  Specifically, she said this money will go to support disaster relief efforts in Little Axe, which was damaged by a tornado on May 19.

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