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SWOSUPalooza
Status Active
Genre Live music
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma, U.S.
Years active 21
Inaugurated April 13, 2000
Founder Chip Diffendaffer
Most recent April 5–6, 2019

SWOSUPalooza is an annual concert on the Weatherford campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU). Borrowing its name, in part, from the Lollapalooza festival, the event is sponsored and produced by the SWOSU Student Government Association (SGA), and is considered one of SWOSU's signature events. It showcases local and regional musicians, and frequently brings national recording artists to western Oklahoma as headliners.

History

The idea for SWOSUPalooza originated in 1997 among a group of friends attending SWOSU, but was not acted on until the 1999–2000 academic year. SWOSU SGA struggled to secure funding for the first concert, and still lacked the needed funds as late as a month prior to the performance.

SWOSUPalooza was a free campus event for the first ten years of its existence. In 2010, SWOSU SGA voted to implement a minimal ticket price in order to raise additional funds and be able to bring in bigger bands.

SWOSUPalooza 21, originally scheduled to take place on April 9, 2020, was rescheduled for August 20 following a full transition to virtual course delivery for the spring 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was later postponed again until October 22, and then yet again to March 21, 2021. Thus, there was no concert in 2020.

Concerts

SWOSU-
Palooza
Date Headliners Others Location Ref
1 Thursday
April 13, 2000
Mollys Yes Between Thieves
Mercury 1
SWOSU campus
Memorial Student Center
35°32′01″N 98°42′26″W / 35.5337°N 98.7071°W / 35.5337; -98.7071 (Memorial Student Center)
2 Thursday
April 19, 2001
Caroline's Spine SpinAround
Mercury 1
Roustabouts
Spill
SWOSU campus
Memorial Student Center
35°32′01″N 98°42′26″W / 35.5337°N 98.7071°W / 35.5337; -98.7071 (Memorial Student Center)
3 Thursday
April 18, 2002
Underwater People Time Machine
Spoken
Subseven
Solomonsplendor
Banner Road
Escape The Goat
5 Star Day
Lotic
SWOSU campus
Memorial Student Center
35°32′01″N 98°42′26″W / 35.5337°N 98.7071°W / 35.5337; -98.7071 (Memorial Student Center)
4 Thursday
April 24, 2003
The Mimsies Bleach
Wakeland
Stat Band
Subseven
Ephraim
The Destro
Walrus
Banner Road
Philadelphia
SWOSU campus
Memorial Student Center
35°32′01″N 98°42′26″W / 35.5337°N 98.7071°W / 35.5337; -98.7071 (Memorial Student Center)
5 Thursday
April 15, 2004
Sly's Alter Ego Farewell Down
Sum Of Us
Banner Road
TroopSonic
The Weeping Tree
Solomonsplendor
SWOSU campus
Memorial Student Center
35°32′01″N 98°42′26″W / 35.5337°N 98.7071°W / 35.5337; -98.7071 (Memorial Student Center)
6 Thursday
April 14, 2005
Subseven Winter Circle
Jackson After The Accident
Welcome The Silence
Handing By A Thread
The Fighting Potato Wedges
Tulchalk
SWOSU campus
Centennial Clock Tower
35°32′03″N 98°42′28″W / 35.5343°N 98.7078°W / 35.5343; -98.7078 (Centennial Clock Tower)
7 Thursday
April 13, 2006
Fresh Sunday Slingshot Method
Falling Sideways
Solomonsplendor
Hollow
Evicted
Lights Out
SWOSU campus
south of Milam Stadium
35°32′06″N 98°42′39″W / 35.5350°N 98.7108°W / 35.5350; -98.7108 (south of Milam Stadium)
8 Thursday
April 12, 2007
Hush Hush Commotion Winter Circle
Slingshot Method
Congress Of A Crow
Chris Eaton Band
El Paso Hot Button
Meinert Brothers Band
SWOSU campus
Memorial Student Center
35°32′01″N 98°42′26″W / 35.5337°N 98.7071°W / 35.5337; -98.7071 (Memorial Student Center)
9 Thursday
April 24, 2008
No Justice
Meant2B
Hush Hush Commotion
Skinny Road Walkin
Hollow
Vannadine
SWOSU campus
south of Milam Stadium
35°32′06″N 98°42′39″W / 35.5350°N 98.7108°W / 35.5350; -98.7108 (south of Milam Stadium)
10 Thursday
April 16, 2009
Randy Rogers Band Welcome The Silence
306
Skinny Road Walking
SWOSU campus
Milam Stadium
35°32′10″N 98°42′39″W / 35.5360°N 98.7108°W / 35.5360; -98.7108 (Milam Stadium)
11 Thursday
April 15, 2010
Johnny Cooper
The Bart Crow Band
Delvin
Ruffcutt
Theatre Breaks Loose
Sarah Simpson
SWOSU campus
Wellness Center
35°32′10″N 98°42′35″W / 35.5361°N 98.7098°W / 35.5361; -98.7098 (Wellness Center)
12 Thursday
April 14, 2011
Eve 6 Green Corn Revival
Bleu Edmonson
SWOSU campus
Wellness Center
35°32′10″N 98°42′35″W / 35.5361°N 98.7098°W / 35.5361; -98.7098 (Wellness Center)
13 Thursday
April 19, 2012
Stoney LaRue Delvin Sirleaf
Curtis & Luckey
Josh Sallee
SWOSU campus
Wellness Center
35°32′10″N 98°42′35″W / 35.5361°N 98.7098°W / 35.5361; -98.7098 (Wellness Center)
14 Thursday
April 25, 2013
David Nail Jenny Simms Rader Park
Doug Villines Pavilion
35°33′54″N 98°40′32″W / 35.5650°N 98.6756°W / 35.5650; -98.6756 (Doug Villines Pavilion)
15 Saturday
April 5, 2014
Graham Colton
Falls
At Long Last
Denver Duncan
Tallows
SWOSU campus
Centennial Clock Tower
35°32′03″N 98°42′28″W / 35.5343°N 98.7078°W / 35.5343; -98.7078 (Centennial Clock Tower)
16 Friday
April 10, 2015
Jason Boland & The Stragglers
Graham Colton
Jared Deck and the Travelers
Autumn Ray
SWOSU campus
Pioneer Cellular Event Center
35°32′05″N 98°42′39″W / 35.5348°N 98.7109°W / 35.5348; -98.7109 (Pioneer Cellular Event Center)
17 Tuesday
April 19, 2016
Whiskey Myers Read Southall SWOSU campus
Pioneer Cellular Event Center
35°32′05″N 98°42′39″W / 35.5348°N 98.7109°W / 35.5348; -98.7109 (Pioneer Cellular Event Center)
18 Thursday
March 30, 2017
Shane Smith & The Saints
Koe Wetzel
Tyler Wilhelm & A Few Dollars More SWOSU campus
Pioneer Cellular Event Center
35°32′05″N 98°42′39″W / 35.5348°N 98.7109°W / 35.5348; -98.7109 (Pioneer Cellular Event Center)
19 Friday–Saturday
April 6–7, 2018
Stoney LaRue
Ben Rector
Flatland Cavalry
Keelan Donovan
SWOSU campus
Pioneer Cellular Event Center
35°32′05″N 98°42′39″W / 35.5348°N 98.7109°W / 35.5348; -98.7109 (Pioneer Cellular Event Center)
20 Friday
April 5, 2019
Parker McCollum
Read Southall Band
Hunter Thomas SWOSU campus
Pioneer Cellular Event Center
35°32′05″N 98°42′39″W / 35.5348°N 98.7109°W / 35.5348; -98.7109 (Pioneer Cellular Event Center)
Saturday
April 6, 2019
Keelan Donovan Scott Hand
Han Yu Shih
Yesterdayz Pantz
Grant Scowden
Jared Deck
Crowder Lake University Park
35°24′01″N 98°41′57″W / 35.4003°N 98.6991°W / 35.4003; -98.6991 (Crowder Lake University Park)
21 Thursday
March 25, 2021
Flatland Cavalry Mike Ryan
Triston Marez
SWOSU campus
Pioneer Cellular Event Center
35°32′05″N 98°42′39″W / 35.5348°N 98.7109°W / 35.5348; -98.7109 (Pioneer Cellular Event Center)
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