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Sun Fest - Unity Square

BARTLESVILLE, OK - SUNFEST Sponsored by Price Tower

"Oklahoma's Largest Family Outdoor Festival!" Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan is known as an accomplished storyteller with a gift for illuminating the American West. If Sheridan were a woman and her vehicle songwriting instead of episodic television, then you would have Jill Riley.

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BARTLESVILLE, OK - SUNFEST Sponsored by Price Tower
BARTLESVILLE, OK - SUNFEST Sponsored by Price Tower

Time & Location

Jun 02, 2023, 5:30 PM – Jun 03, 2023, 6:30 PM

Sun Fest - Unity Square, 300 SE Adams Blvd, Bartlesville, OK 74006, USA

About the event

Jill Riley was born into the fourth generation of a large Texas cattle ranching family with the ironic last name of Cluck. In a twelve song story album, she tells their important story spanning four generations. Her great grandparents and their children survived both the Dirty Thirties, and the Great Depression out on the High Plains. Jill grew up observing the fitting debates and resulting divisions among the cattlemen of the second and third generations. Her homespun film featuring the stories and songs of this album won Anthem Film Festival 2020 for Best Original Score. The story shares the lessons Jill has learned through digging into the rich soil of her family heritage, how important family is, and her personal conclusion, "What divides a family divides a nation."

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