Around Edmond: Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd Hosts 2nd Annual Short Film Festival July 21st!
Josh Roberts, Sophia Massad, and Space4Lease Will Rock the Stage
Edmond, Okla. (July 9, 2018) – Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd is returning July 21st from 6-10 p.m. for its monthly street festival on the intersection of Broadway and Hurd St. in Downtown, Edmond. This month’s theme is centered on their second annual “Film Festival”, but there will be no shortage of food trucks and local retail vendors.
The 2nd annual film festival will be held inside Vault 405, located at 10 N Broadway, at the intersection of Main and Broadway. From 6:30 – 9 p.m., local short film producers will introduce their films to festival goers and answer any questions. Vault 405, a new co-working space powered by Citizens Bank of Edmond, is a diverse community of thinkers, doers, and entrepreneurs. This vibrant new workspace brings together innovators from all verticals, offering each other encouragement, connections, and the power of combined resources.
“We can’t believe it has already been an entire year since we hosted our first annual Film Festival” said Heard on Hurd creator and CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond, Jill Castilla. “Inspired by deadCenter Film Festival and the local art scene continuously blowing us away with their talent, we believe there is no better way to support our local artists than to showcase their hard work and share it with our community at Heard on Hurd. The passion and entrepreneurship that these artists have perfectly exemplifies our purpose of creating Vault 405.”
The July event is bringing classic and new vendors to the Downtown streets of Edmond including: Snow S’more, Lalo’s I Love My Taco Chop & Grill, Smokin’ Okies, Filipino Fusion, Rolling Café, Klemms Smoke Haus, The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen, Healthy Eats and Shameful Cheats, Let’s Do Greek, Big O’s Pork and Dreams, Fat Sosa’s, Sizzle N Spice, A Latte Love, Saucee Sicilian, The Browns Kitchen, Mutts, Phill Me Up Cheesesteaks, Metro Mini’s, El Reno Onion Burger, C’est Ci Bon, D Geez Smokehouse Meats, Tasty Beats, Oh My Gogi, Taco Addict, The Roaming Bison, Murphy’s Cook Shack, Fluff N Stuff, Kona Ice, Cookie Dough to Go, and many more.
Make sure to visit The Trading Post on Hurd, located on Hurd Street, for great shopping opportunities with unique local vendors such as Outsyde Adventure Co, FlowFox Designs, The Bow Wow Team, Dallas’s Designs, Cargo Room, Puppy Paws Salon Hotel and Spa, The Ritzy Gypsy, J Noelle Boutique, Dust Bowl Tough T-Shirts and Simpson Shirt Co.
This month’s featured non-profit is Misfits, Mutts, and Meows. They are an Animal Rescue and Sanctuary who provide a humane alternative for abandoned, neglected and unwanted pets. With medical care, food and love, they foster animals back to health for re-adoption or let them live out their lives peacefully at the Sanctuary. Weather permitting, they will be bringing adoptable pets with them. To view all their current adoptable pets or find information on volunteering or donations please visit, Misfits, Mutts, and Meows.
Starting off on stage is Josh Roberts. He is a Norman native singer/songwriter who is a pop, rock, soul artist who has played as a backing musician with country artist Brynn Marie. With influencers like Michael Jackson, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Boyz II Men, and The Eagles, his soon to be released EP will certainly be one to keep an ear out for.
Second to take the stage is a familiar face to Heard on Hurd Festival goers, Sophia Massad, an alternative/indie-rock artist from Oklahoma City. Her sultry to sassy vocal tones sculpt her unique sound. Her musical style, inspired by the Alabama Shakes, Amy Winehouse, and Fleetwood Mac, can be both lawless and poetically honest. Massad’s biting lyrics reveal raw and transparent frustration.
The headliner for the July event will be Space4Lease. They are a psychedelic indie-rock band who have worked extremely hard to create their own unique sound and remain unbound to any specific genre. The group was formed in 2014 when the members all met each other while attending ACM UCO. Space4Lease’s music is full of soul-leaning vocals, intricate guitar melodies, expressive bass lines, and eloquent drum patterns.
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