Ada Fest is a revamp of the Ada Main Street Festival popular in the mid 1990's. However, Ada Fest 2017 offers significant changes since it was rebooted in 2015. The location has been moved from down Main Street to the Arts District of Ada, in the Arts District Plaza. Unlike the previous Ada Fests, this festival will focus on the music and art of east-central Oklahoma.
In some ways Ada is like Memphis. We have a long history of developing and providing significant artists to American culture, but few of our residents realize just how significant it is. Mae Boren Axton, Hoyt Axton, Blake Shelton, Zac Maloy, Lowell Fulson, Johny Barbata, Dwayne O'Brien, Jay Daversa, John Daversa, Taylor Dye and Anthony Armstrong are some of the musicians Ada is proud to call our own.
HMA Foundation, a local nonprofit association with a mission to "promote, perpetuate and encourage the music, arts, culture and heritage of Ada, Oklahoma and surrounding communities through festivals, programs and other cultural, educational, civic and economic activities" seeks out the very best area musicians to perform on the two AdaFest stages - The Main Stage and The Grandview Stage.
Pre-Ada Fest music and activities remain popular for all ages during the day on Main Street and at numerous live music venues.
Ada Fest wraps up the day with a headliner. 2017 features LITTLE TEXAS.
Please plan to spend the day in Ada, OK for food, fun, art, music and more!