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Calf Fry announces 2023 lineup

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Stillwater’s largest three-day party returns.

Calf Fry, Stillwater’s popular red dirt country music festival, announced its 2023 lineup on Tuesday morning.

Parker McCollum will headline the festival alongside red dirt veteran Casey Donahew and the Oklahoma-based Read Southall Band from May 4-6 at Tumbleweed Dance Hall.

McCollum mixes a traditional Texas sound with one that can connect mainstream. He won the 2022 New Male Artist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards and will release his fourth album a week after the festival.

Donahew, like the Read Southall Band, is well-known among the red dirt scene. He started playing in 2002 and produced 10 studio albums.

Southall attended Oklahoma State and the band developed in Stillwater. The group plays a self-described version of Oklahoma rock and roll, southern rock and crunchy country.

“Every night at the end of our set (we say), ‘We’re the Read Southall Band, and we’re from Stillwater, Oklahoma,’ ′cause Stillwater’s what made us who we are as a band," Southall told The Oklahoman in 2019.

The remaining acts bring Stillwater-familiar talent to the stage.

Tumbleweed regulars Giovannie & the Hired Guns claim a loud combination of country rock that amasses more than 566,000 monthly Spotify listeners.

Tennessee-based Larry Fleet boasts traditional country singer-songwriter talent that can be liked among many fanbases. He lists Willie Nelson as a main influence, according to Fleet’s website.

Look out for Kaitlin Butts, a Tulsa native, to bring strong lyrics and sound to the stage. She was a 2022 Texas Country Music Awards finalist for Female Artist of the Year. She released her second studio album, “What Else Can She Do” in 2022.

Mike Ryan returns alongside some up-and-coming acts such as Kameron Marlowe, Tanner Usrey and Cam Allen.

Ryan has created four albums since 2012 while the others are breaking through.

Marlowe emerged from season 15 of NBC’s “The Voice” and recently released his debut album.

Usrey’s distinct vocals are Tumbleweed-approved as he most recently appeared in October.

Allen played Tumbleweed in January and Stillwater native Wyatt Flores returns after he played the festival in 2022. 

View the full lineup below. Tickets are on sale now at

Full Calf Fry lineup, schedule TBD

Casey Donahew

Parker McCollum

Read Southall Band

Giovannie & the Hired Guns

Larry Fleet

Mike Ryan

Kaitlin Butts

Kameron Marlowe

Tanner Usrey

Treaty Oak Revival

Charlie Hickman Band

Wyatt Flores

Cam Allen

Huser Brothers

Tyler Halverson

Battle of the Bands winner