Former President George W. Bush will celebrate the Fourth of July in Woodward.
Woodward Mayor Bill Fanning said Bush will be speaking as part of “a special July 3rd and 4th celebration that will forever mark the positive results that the city has achieved (with the Crystal Beach Park renovations).”
Event promoter Landon Laubhan said that there was a lengthy and “interesting process” involved in getting the former president to visit Woodward to be part of two-day celebration in honor of . The process included submitting a number of recommendation letters from officials including U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas as well as a personal invitation to Bush himself.
In addition to Bush, the two-day event will also feature seven various country artists. Although performance times have not been finalized, the artist lineup was released at Monday’s press conference.
On July 3, the concert series is set to begin with a performance by Bo Phillips, older brother to Stoney LaRue. Next in the lineup is Mike McClure, followed by Asleep at the Wheel and Tanya Tucker with Stoney LaRue finishing the evening.
Then following Bush’s speech on July 4, there will be a 90-minute concert by Marty Stuart. The Saturday night concert will close with a performance by Sawyer Brown and the evening will then be capped off by a fireworks display as the grand finale.