Slapout featured at July Full Moon Concert

Provided Slapout, a four piece band from Stillwater, will star at the free admission July 16 Full Moon Concert sponsored by Heart in the Park and North Central Oklahoma Arts Council in the Tonkawa Centennial Park. The music begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Stillwater band “Slapout” will be performing at the next Full Moon Concert on July 16 in Tonkawa Centennial Park, 301 East Grand in Tonkawa.

Formed in Stillwater after the demise of their college band, “The Delicious Militia,” Derek McCubbin and Hugh Foley have been leading the folk rock ensemble of Slapout since 2003.

Often adding Aleks Wolfe on bass guitar and Justin Johnson on drums, they have performed at street fairs, in museums, art galleries, gypsum plants, living room and backyard parties, as well as several venues around Stillwater. With an emphasis on lyrics that relate to their Oklahoma home and humorous observations about life, Slapout features a musical sensibility that is both familiar and exploratory, combining various instruments and lineups with a primary goal of entertaining audiences.

With two independent albums and a five-song EP of originals, as well as a Christmas compilation, Slapout has been featured on KUSH radio in Cushing, and written up favorably by critics in Sweden, Arizona, and Oklahoma.

Slapout is also known for its educational interpretations of significant historic music associated with Oklahoma. The group has been featured at performances for a Smithsonian Roots Music Exhibit and at the Oklahoma Historical Society’s statewide annual meeting. To contact Slapout, write slapoutmusic@gmail.com.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free to all. In case of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Santa Fe Depot across the street from the park. Since seating in the park is limited, the public is invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets and snacks. Pets on leashes are welcome. Restroom facilities are located across the street in the Santa Fe Depot.

During the evening, time will be scheduled to walk the world’s only heart-shaped labyrinth under the light of the full moon. The walk concludes with the traditional howl at the moon from the labyrinth goal. Heart in the Park Committee and North Central Oklahoma Arts Council sponsor the free concerts held May through October at 7:30 p.m. on the night of the full moon.