Backwoods Music Festival

Backwoods Music Festival is a three- to four-day camping, music, and arts festival.

The festival began in 2008 as Backwoods Bash, a localized non-profit event featuring local Red Dirt, Folk, Indie, Jamband, and Americana music that took place in Keystone Lake Park in Prue, Oklahoma, over Memorial Day weekend. The event benefited kids in need of technology and other school supplies through the TC Lane Foundation. After seven years as a non-profit event with several different benefactors, the event took on investors to grow and expand into the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and other contemporary genres, and the festival is now considered a "cross-over" festival. The festival rebranded itself in 2014, changing names to Backwoods Music Festival; changing locations to The Tatanka Ranch, a holiday ranch located near Route 66 in Stroud, Oklahoma; and changing dates to Labor Day weekend.[1][2][3] The festival remained there in 2016. After a hiatus in 2017, the festival took place in early April 2018, this time changing sites to Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas (the former home of the legendary Wakarusa Music Festival).[4]

While the event is focused on music, art and experiences are also at the event's core. Performing artists, art installations, and activities such as a Ferris Wheel, helicopter rides, water park activities, volleyball, billiards tournaments, free yoga classes, and hoop dance workshops serve as other attractions beyond the music.

The festival was called off in 2020.

Artists on the 2014 lineup:

The Floozies

Artists on the 2015 lineup:

Odesza, Porter Robinson, Infected Mushroom, BoomBox, Break Science, Dieselboy, Dirtyphonics, Doctor P, The Floozies, Keller Williams, Lettuce, Manic Focus, Papadosio, Andy Frasco & the UN, Big Wild, Com Truise, Earphunk, Far Too Loud, Kodak to Graph, The Motet, Tea Leaf Green, Washed Out (DJ Set), Xilent

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Backwoods Camping & Music Festival Backwoods Camping & Music Festival - Oklahoma City - Tulsa". Backwoods Music Festival - Oklahoma City, OK - Tulsa, OK. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Tatanka Ranch". Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Backwoods Music Festival Reveals First Phase Of 2015 Lineup". Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Backwoods reveals full lineup for 2018 festival at Mulberry Mountain". 22 January 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.