Article: Free QT show no small affair

By | September 17, 2008

QT lovers, unite.

Oklahoma-based QuikTrip Corp. is celebrating 50 years of business, and will present a free music festival Sept. 20 to celebrate.

The event, set on the River Parks West Festival grounds, will highlight Tulsa-based performers, with Leon Russell and Hanson as the headline acts.

Nine bands will play from noon to 9 p.m. A fireworks spectacular will follow, right on the river.

“The Tulsa community is our home and has supported us for the past 50 years,” said Chet Cadieux, QuikTrip’s president. “We thought it would be fitting for us to throw a party for our local customers who have been so loyal to us through the decades.”

A wide variety of music is planned, with groups such as Crooked X, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, South 40, Little Chair and Mid Life Crisis filling out the bill.

In addition, two bands whose members include QuikTrip employees will play — Uche and the Crash from Wichita and Rattle & Hum, a U2 tribute band
from Kansas City.

Free tickets will be available from all Tulsa-area QuikTrip stores beginning Sept. 2. Guests will be required to have a ticket to enter. Free shuttle service will be provided from the parking lot just west of the QuikTrip Center at Expo Square. The festival will also be broadcast on CW 12/19 from 6-10 p.m.

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