Connective Festival First Friday Opener

The Connective Festival excitement kicks off at August’s First Friday on August 2, 2019. Bring your friends and family downtown for an evening of great music, art, and fun! You don’t want to miss this start to an amazing weekend in Oxford!

All the activities listed below are FREE on Friday night.


Battle of the Bands

4pm - 7pm

Regional bands will battle it out for a chance to open the Main Stage of the Connective Festival on Saturday!

Battle of the Bands Line Up


Blues Reincarnation Project

7pm - 8pm

While the judges are deliberating you’ll be grooving to the awesome rocking sounds of The Blues Reincarnation Project!


Rick Waterhouse


Children's performer Rick Waterhouse will be here to entertain the kids with his characters, interactive songs, and hand-crafted puppets!


Derrick Noel

Artist Derrick Noel will be creating Oxford’s next large public art mural during the festival weekend!