Norman Music Festival reveals record attendance...

From it's humble origins in 2008 with an estimated crowd of 13,000 and 27 bands, the Norman Music Festival (NMF) has grown into one of the largest music festivals in the Oklahoma. Earlier this week, event organizers revealed record attendance of 80,000. In it's eighth year, the festival featured 339 bands over three days and remains free to the public. Check out this article from NewsOK for more highlights and a really cool aerial video of the #NMF8. 

We are already excited about next years event; see you next April 21-23, 2016 for #NMF9!

Live music can be found almost every night in Downtown Norman, on Campus Corner, or at one of our city's many venues and festivals. Keep on rockin' Norman!



The Diner gets revived for Food Network program

Earlier this month, crews from the new Food Network show American Diner Revival visited Norman and gave one of our most beloved restaurants a make-over. Led by celebrity hosts Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag, local volunteers helped replace the flooring, paint and refresh the furniture at the the Diner in downtown Norman. A large crowd gathered on Friday afternoon for the grand reveal to welcome the Amspacher family back to their revived restaurant. The program will air on Friday, May 22 at 9:30 PM, but you don't have to wait for the show to see the results, go see it in person in Downtown Norman. Don't worry, our beloved Diner still serves the same menu featuring hearty portions of classic American and Tex-Mex favorites and the infamous fish is still prominently mounted on the wall.

Located at 213 E. Main Street, the Diner is open Monday through Friday from 6:30AM to 2:00PM and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00AM to 2:00PM.

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Small Business Spotlight: Mitchell's Jewelry

Meet Newt and Gina Mitchell, owners of Mitchell's Jewelry. Mitchell's has been providing fine jewelry, custom design and quality repair work since 1981. Previously located in Downtown Norman, Mitchell's Jewelry recently expanded into a beautifully remodeled building at 2201 West Main (many Normanites will remember it as the old Hob Nob Rob's). 

It's not too late to pick up a sparkling gift for your sweetheart. Mitchell's is hosting their Valentines Antwerp Diamond Event on February 12 through 14. The store will be hosting a diamond expert from Royal Gem of Antwerp, Belgium--the diamond capital of the world.  For event details, check out their Facebook page

Also, if you see Gina, be sure to wish her a very Happy Birthday this week! 


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Zaxby's Coming to Norman

Zaxby's is planning 28 chicken restaurants in the Oklahoma City metro area in the next five to seven years. Franchisee Sterling Coleman, of Georgia, has been with Zaxby's for 11 years and this deal is the largest single contract in the restaurant chain's history. The Norman location will be the first in the metro area, but the state's first will open in Tulsa in late 2014 or early 2015. 

Coleman has purchased the property at 1839 West Main Street formerly occupied by Long John Silvers. Demolition of the old structure took place in early December The Norman location set to open in summer 2015. The Oklahoma stores will be among the first to feature the new farmhouse design concept.