Larue, Paslay to headline Diamond Daze

The Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce this week announced the entertainment lineup for the Diamond Daze Festival scheduled for June 7, 8, and 9 on the campus of Sallisaw High School.

Red Dirt artist Stoney Larue will be performing Friday, June 8, and country artist Eric Paslay will perform Saturday, June 9. Performances for both artists will begin at 7:30 a.m. The Battle of the Bands will be held Thursday, June 7, and the winner will front for Larue.

Chamber of Commerce Director Judy Martens said there will be a high steaks grilling contest, arts and crafts, pony rides, helicopter rides, a 5K run, car show, games and rides on the carnival midway and entertainment nightly. “There is something for everyone,” she said.

The three-day festival opens Thursday with family night where you can ride all the rides for one low price on armband night. Bands will compete for cash prizes in the Battle of the Bands contest.

On Friday night, June 8, Diamond Daze welcomes Red Dirt artist Larue. “Get there early for the best seats as Larue sings his favorite hits including, “One Chord Song,” “Feet Don't Touch The Ground,” and “Oklahoma Breakdown.” It's a Red Dirt Friday night,” Martens said.

Eric Paslay is considered one of Nashville's best singer/songwriters, and he will close out the festival on Saturday night, June 9. “Come enjoy the concert under the stars and hear hit songs, “Song About a Girl,” “Friday Night,” “She Don't Love You,” and “High Class,” Martens said.

Admission to the festival is $5 per carload on Thursday and $10 per person (13 and up) on Friday and Saturday. A $5 per carload special will be until 5 p.m. Saturday. Entrance is general admission and payable at the gate.

For more information and a complete schedule of all Diamond Daze events, log on to, or call the chamber at 918-775-2558.

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