Backwoods Camping and
- Official Website
- Stroud, Oklahoma, USA
- Electronic / Jam / Funk
- Beginning 2008
- AKA: Backwoods Bash
- 7 Stages
- Non-profit "Cross-Over" Festival
Backwoods Music Festival (Backwoods) is a three day camping, music, and arts festival that takes place annually on Labor Day Weekend in Stroud, Oklahoma, United States.
The festival was originally named Backwoods Bash but went through a slight rebranding after moving locations from Keystone Lake Park in Prue, Oklahoma, after the 2014 festival. At the same time in 2014, the festival was moved to Labor Day Weekend. Originally, for the first seven years, the festival was held Memorial Day Weekend.
The festival began in 2008 originally as a localized non-profit event featuring local Red Dirt, Folk, Indie, Jamband, and Americana music. 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 benefcators, the event took on investors to grow and expand into the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and other contemporary genres. The festival is now considered a "cross-over" festival.
While the event is music focused, art and experiences are also at the event's core. Performing artists, art installations, and activities such as the Ferris Wheel, helicopter rides, water park activities, volleyball, billiards tournaments, free yoga classes, hoop dance workshops and more add additional attractions to the festival besides the annual lineup. - via Wikipedia