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SCHEDULED PERFORMERS FOR OIBF 2017:  Some new faces, old favorites, traditional & progressive, family bands and hot picking of all kinds and plenty of humor thrown in & all adds up to a full weekend of great music and fun!  Click on the links below each photo for band websites, Facebook pages & videos!  Click here to see our 2017 Program!


BLUESIDE OF LONESOME (Japan)  (Fri & Sat). Preview Blueside of Lonesome’s music here!

THE ANDREW COLLINS TRIO (Canada) (Fri & Sat). For a music preview click here.

LOUVAT BROTHERS TRIO (Belgium) (Fri & Sat). Preview Louvat Brothers Trio music here.

NICK CHARLES (Australia) (Fri & Sat). Preview Nick;s music here











SIERRA HULL (Sat. only), the first woman to receive IBMA’s Mandolin Player of the Year in 2016. Enjoy a preview of Sierra’s music here!

THE ELDERS (Ireland via Kansas City). Only appearing at the Friday Night Late Show – don’t miss it! Preview their music here.










THE WESTERN FLYERS (Fri. & Sat.) Enjoy a video here!

WIL MARING & ROBERT BOWLIN. (Fri. & Sat.). Click here for a video







BYRON BERLINE BAND. (Thurs. & Fri. & Sat.) For some music, click here!

HUNT FAMILY BLUEGRASS (Thurs. & Sat.). Preview their music here!

BRET GRAHAM (Thurs. & Fri.) Here’s some video!


BARRY “BONES” PATTON (Thur. & Fri. & Sat.)  Here’s some video of Barry in action.

COWBOY JIM GARLING (Thurs. only). Here’s a sample of Jim’s music

MOUNTAIN SMOKE (Thurs. only). Here’s a video!

THE BONHAMS (Thurs. only).

RussellClan (Thurs. only). Here’s video!

STEELWIND (Thurs. only). Check out their video!
























THE FOUST FAMILY (Thurs. only). Preview their music here!

JIM PAUL BLAIR BAND (Thurs. only). Here’s a sample of Jim’s music!









* Artists may be added or removed before event.

A little history: Just to give you an idea of what type of entertainment to expect, here’s the lineup from 2016, and a chance to flip through the 2016 and 2015 programs.  Click on the band names for some great video links.

BlueSide of Lonesome (Japan)

Calvin Vollrath (Canada) (Fri/Sat)
Steve n Seagulls (Finland) (Fri ONLY)
Hot Club of Cowtown
The Cleverlys (Fri/Sat)
The Turnpike Troubadours (Fri Late Night Show ONLY)
Rushad Eggleston
Burgan & Chan (from We 5) (Fri/Sat)
Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass (with Brad Benge)(Fri/Sat)
Choctaw Line (Thurs)
The Byron Berline Band (Thurs/Fri/Sat)
Barry Patton (Thurs/Fri/Sat)
Cowboy Jim Garling (Thurs + emcee)

OIBF 2016 Poster - artist Jette Summers

OIBF 2016 Poster – artist Jette Summers

The Russell Clan (Thurs, Land Run Stage / Fri, Kid’s Tent)
The Bonham Revue with Kyle Dillingham (Thurs)
Hunt Family Bluegrass Band (Thurs & Sat)
Bret Graham (Thurs/Fri)
Red Dirt Rangers (Thurs)
Mountain Smoke (Thurs)
Hankerin’ 4 Bluegrass (Thurs)

Want to know more about what to expect at OIBF? Here’s the 2016 OIBF Program!

Want more fond memories? Click here to flip through the 2015 OIBF Program!