Rocklahoma 2023 draws over 60,000 fans

Over 60,000 music fans attended the Rocklahoma festival from Sept. 1 to 3, 2023, in Pryor, Oklahoma.

The weekend included headlining sets from Godsmack, Pantera and Limp Bizkit, the latter of whom included a tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett during its set on Saturday night, hours after the passing of the famed “Margaritaville” singer. Rob Zombie, Bush, Chevelle, Corey Taylor, Daughtry, Theory of a Deadman and many more top rock and metal acts delivered hit-filled sets throughout the festival. Rocklahoma also featured the second-to-last performance of the band Kix.

The festivities launched Thursday, Aug. 31, with the Rocklahoma Kick-Off Party that featured performances from Warrant, L.A. Guns, BulletBoys and Voodoo Moonshine.

There also was the crowning of Miss Rocklahoma 2023 on Friday night, with the honor going to Dani Ward from Edmond, Oklahoma. The contest has been a part of Rocklahoma since it was founded in 2009.

Rocklahoma was hosted by Eddie Trunk, who received a special Citation Award during the weekend from the Oklahoma State House of Representatives for his contributions to rock music globally and his contributions to the state of Oklahoma.

Rocklahoma raised over $80,000 in on site donations for the nonprofit Pryor Area Foundation.  The foundation promotes community and area beautification, rural economic and esthetic development and community volunteer projects for disadvantaged public-school students in and around the Mayes County area.

Details for Rocklahoma 2024 will be coming soon, including details about the renaming of the festival grounds to Rockin’ Red Dirt Ranch. Stay tuned to the official festival social media channels and for the latest information.

Pantera (photo by Steve Thrasher)

Godsmack photo by Steve Thrasher

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