ARCADIA – Country and Red Dirt singer-songwriter Melissa Hembree and her band Whiskey Union will be the special musical guests for the Sunday, Oct. 14 Round Barn Rendezvous at the Arcadia Round Barn.
The Okemah musicians will play from 2 to 4 p.m., following the monthly jam session by local musicians which starts at noon.
The Rendezvous will be accompanied by the Round Barn’s annual Down Home Oklahoma festival, which will feature such attractions as an antique truck and tractor show, the Nick’s Tamale food truck, “touch-a-truck” with emergency response vehicles, a trolley-style popcorn truck and an exhibit about the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad that built tracks near what is now Arcadia and led to the creation of the town.
Down Home Oklahoma will be from noon to 5 p.m. on the grounds and in the lower level of the Round Barn. Musicians will play in the loft.
The Round Barn museum and gift shop will open at 10 a.m. Oct. 14. Admission is free but donations are accepted for the maintenance of the barn, which was built in 1898.
For information about providing a demonstration about rural living for Down Home Oklahoma, call Jim Blue at 405-401-8694.
The Arcadia Round Barn is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located six miles east of Interstate 35 on Historic Route 66.