Celebrate Route 66 through live music, activities

The Route 66 Preservation Foundation will hold the National Route 66 Festival Thursday through Sunday in Clinton. The event is a national one held every year at a different location along the route.

"An Oklahoma location was chosen for this year in honor of our centennial," said Erin Adams, president of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce.

Clinton became the final choice because the foundation also wanted to return the festival to a smaller town, and it is also the location of the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum. Adams expects 30,000 people to attend.

Activities include:
" a motocross show,
" a golf tournament,
" and an art show.

Live music performances will be held throughout the weekend, including:
" Cross Canadian Ragweed,
" Asleep at the Wheel,
" Stoney LaRue,
" Mike Black and the Sting Rays,
" Trader Price, and
" a tribute to Roger Miller, best known for his song "King of the Road," appropriately enough.

Several of the attractions will be free to the public, but some will be at a price. For more information, call 580-323-2222 or visit. "CJ Macklin

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