Around Edmond: Heard on Hurd to Honor America’s Military Members & Veterans at September 18 Festival and will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with the Edmond North Air Force JROTC presenting the colors
Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd will celebrate and honor our United States military members, families and veterans for the street festival’s second to last 2021 event that will take place on September 18.
Heard on Hurd will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with the Edmond North Air Force JROTC presenting the colors, and U.S. Army recruiters will stay onsite for the duration of the festival to talk and meet with young Americans about the benefits of serving their nation.
Heard on Hurd will also be featuring two non-profits at the event, the Blue Star Mothers of America Edmond Chapter and Folds of Honor OKC. Heard on Hurd will be promoting on social media the veteran-owned retail and food trucks so attendees can partner in supporting our nation’s men and women who have served.
“As a military mom, Army wife and veteran, it is very near and dear to my heart to utilize this September’s Heard on Hurd to recognize the loyalty and excellence of America’s servicemen and women,” said Jill Castilla, President and CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond. “This month marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America’s soil, and more than 1 million Americans have dedicated their lives in response to that fateful day to protect our country and spread freedom and opportunities to others. On September 18, we look forward to gathering with our Edmond and Oklahoma City communities to thank and support America’s heroes of past and present.”
Heard on Hurd returns on Saturday, September 18 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Broadway in Downtown Edmond with more than 60 food and retail vendors and featuring live, local music artists.
Out of precaution for the ongoing COVID pandemic, additional hand sanitizer stations will be deployed for the September street festival. Event organizers also request attendees to consider CDC guidance that all individuals wear a mask when indoors.
For its September 18 festival, Heard on Hurd will feature the following three local music artists:
Chloe-Beth will kick off the night at 6:00 p.m. with her eclectic style with Celtic and folk influence in the instrumentals and nineties grunge in the lyrics. Chloe-Beth was raised in Enid and brings and Okie influence to her performance and songwriting talent. In 2018, she released her first studio album called “Remnant” and she frequently tours the Oklahoma music scene with these songs she wrote dating back to when she was 15 years old.
At 7:20 p.m., Stephen Salewon will take the stage featuring his talents as a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter from Oklahoma with a story to tell about the matters of the heart. His original musical tales are woven into soothing melodies influenced by modern pop, folk, and African rhythms.
The closing act will begin at 8:40 p.m. with Husbands, a band formed by Danny and Wil of OKC who released 23 home-recorded lofi beach pop singles in one year. Wil then moved to work on a graduate degree in Washington, DC and Danny worked as a computer engineer in Oklahoma City. In 2015, they came back together to release their first LP, Golden Year; a sunny, reverb-drenched collection of beach punk accompanied by Brian Wilson-esque melodies. Both lived simultaneously in OKC for a couple of years before moving again, playing live shows and festivals, including opening for Smash Mouth – an on-brand move for Wil and Danny. And now they are back together to bring the house down as the closing act for Heard on Hurd!
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