Bricktown Throwdown continues tradition

Back in my college days, Oklahoma City was a pretty dull place with just a few festivals scattered during the year, most notably the annual Festival of the Arts, to provide much of a distraction from a miserable years-long oil bust.
And for college kids in the late 1980s seeking weekend fun, the best bet was to drive down to Dallas where live music, festivities and fun distractions could be found in places like West End throughout the year.
Fast forward to last weekend, and the city’s growing population and visitors from throughout the region were treated with a variety of fun that included thousands attending the deadCENTER Film Festival throughout downtown, the Red Earth parade and festival and the oNE OKC Festival along NE 23.
Add to that one more growing event, one that represents a legacy that helped revive Oklahoma City’s heartbeat 30 years ago, Bricktown Throwdown.
The athletic competition, hosted by Brett and Brent Brewer’s Brewer Entertainment, represents the brothers’ ongoing commitment to the role their late father, Jim Brewer, played in making downtown fun again.
Back in the late 1980s, Bricktown had no canal, no shops, just a few struggling restaurants and bars.Read more on NewsOK.com

Back in my college days, Oklahoma City was a pretty dull place with just a few festivals scattered during the year, most notably the annual Festival of the Arts, to provide much of a distraction from a miserable years-long oil bust.

And for college kids in the late 1980s seeking weekend fun, the best bet was to drive down to Dallas where live music, festivities and fun distractions could be found in places like West End throughout the year.

Fast forward to last weekend, and the city’s growing population and visitors from throughout the region were treated with a variety of fun that included thousands attending the deadCENTER Film Festival throughout downtown, the Red Earth parade and festival and the oNE OKC Festival along NE 23.

Add to that one more growing event, one that represents a legacy that helped revive Oklahoma City’s heartbeat 30 years ago, Bricktown Throwdown.

The athletic competition, hosted by Brett and Brent Brewer’s Brewer Entertainment, represents the brothers’ ongoing commitment to the role their late father, Jim Brewer, played in making downtown fun again.

Back in the late 1980s, Bricktown had no canal, no shops, just a few struggling restaurants and bars.
Read more on NewsOK.com

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