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Expect all kinds of music at the Oklahoma Xpeerience Fall Concert Music Festival this Saturday.

“We’ve got rap, R&B, Red Dirt, bluegrass, reggae, rock, pop, jazz, a little bit of everything,” said producer and concert promoter Marchello King. “Did I say blues? Gospel, Christian reggae.”

The free concert will begin Saturday at noon at the Muskogee Civic Center.

With seven groups and 13 artists on the program, the festival will run until 10 p.m.

King said most are from the Muskogee area. Acts include Bebo and the Evildoers, the Wild Card Band, instrumental group Cinda Gilford, and Christian reggae artist Fyah. Mayor Marlon Coleman will also perform a set, King said.

“We took a lot of local bands in the area and put them together with local artists,” King said. “We have put on what we call a very diverse show that will showcase the talents of each artist so that the city can actually see them.”

A recently deceased artist, JJ Baldwin, will be commemorated, King said.

The festival will also feature car shows from the Cruis’n Angels Car Club and the Prophecy DeTejas Car Club.

King said it was a challenge to bring such diverse groups together.

“I had yeas and nays but at the end of the day there are a lot of really good people who want to see the change and want to see people come together. These people come right in and just said yes, “he said. “We’re going to have a lot of bands that day, and this is just the start.”

King said he is planning similar festivals in Tulsa and Oklahoma City within the year.

“We are going to take locals and regroup them with local groups,” he said. “Eventually, we’re going to come back and have a big extravaganza with all the performers from each city. We also have other miscellaneous shows, like a dance competition.”

If you are going to

WHAT: Oklahoma Xpeerience Fall Concert Music Festival.

WHEN: from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

O: Muskogee Civic Center, 425 Boston St.

Admission fee.

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Gerald R. Schneider