City Curfew Lifted for Dfest

This year, those under the age of 18 will enjoy their favorite tunes without watching the clock at the 7th Annual Dfest Conference and Music Festival July 25-26 in Tulsa’s historic downtown Blue Dome District. In honor of the special event, the City of Tulsa has lifted the city’s midnight weekend curfew for minors inside the Dfest festival grounds.

Once those underage leave the festival, a ride must immediately pick them up just outside the festival grounds or they must drive straight home. If stopped by the Tulsa Police Department, those 18 and under will be required to show their festival wristband and should be on an obvious route home from downtown.

“If underage attendees follow the rules, there will be no problem with city curfew ticket violations,” says Angie DeVore Green, Dfest co-creator. “We want all ages to enjoy this festival and discover new artists and new genres. We’re thankful to the City of Tulsa for their desire to have all Tulsans get the full Dfest experience this year.”

To ensure the safety of all festival attendees, including minors, Dfest security includes Tulsa Police Department off-duty officers and privately hired security guards.

“Parents can rest assured their children will be safe inside the festival grounds,” DeVore-Green says. “However, we want parents to know this event isn’t just for the kids. We have bands that appeal to all age demographics at all times of the day and night. So families can come together, separate and come together again.”

Water, energy drinks, soda and other non-alcoholic beverages are available at many locations around the festival and within the main stage gates.

Dfest major headliners include All-American Rejects, The Roots, Helmet, Paramore, Clutch, moe., Zappa Plays Zappa, Apples In Stereo, Edison Glass, Ghostland Observatory, The Disco Biscuits, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Phantom Planet, Joshua James and more.

In addition to nearly 30 headlining bands, 120 unsigned acts will perform at Dfest this year representing 20 musical genres on a dozen indoor and outdoor stages. Organizers expect more than 60,000 people to attend the conference and festival.

Music festival times are 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets are on sale now at and Advanced two-day wristbands good for both days cost $30 online, and standard two-day wristbands cost $40 at the gates.

Dfest is partnering with Tulsa Community College and OSU-Tulsa to provide a park-and-ride service to the 2008 festival grounds. Concert-goers can park at TCC Metro or OSU-Tulsa and ride air-conditioned shuttles to the festival grounds. The shuttle service will run every 5-10 minutes between 3 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. on Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26.

For more information on bands, the conference, the festival grounds, shuttle drop-off sites or more, visit

Updated 07-24-2008

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