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April 01, 2020

Price Tower, message from  Executive Director Rick Loyd News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Price Tower, message from Executive Director Rick Loyd

Greetings from Price Tower. As everyone is aware, we are currently in an unprecedented time, which has directly impacted our operations. I would like to inform you, our donors, guests and clients of our recent changes: The Inn at Price Tower - We have made the heartbreaking decision to temporarily close our hotel. This is the best decision for the health and wellness of our guests, our employees and the community. This important step will allow us to do what we can to help in the slowing of COVID-19. The Art Gallery...

March 29, 2020

Covid-19 Q & A from the City of Bartlesville News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Covid-19 Q & A from the City of Bartlesville

https://www.cityofbartlesville.org/19534-2/ Q&A: Covid-19 March 27, 2020 What has the City done in response to the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic? The City has enacted several measures in response to the pandemic, including the implementation of Municipal Ordinance No. 3525, which was passed by the City Council during an emergency meeting on March 23. The ordinance put into motion several measures, including the closure of some businesses and limiting public access for some others. Which businesses were...

March 17, 2020

Bartlesville City Council Considers COVID-19 Response News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Bartlesville City Council Considers COVID-19 Response

March 18, 2020 Several measures aimed at reducing the spread of Covid-19, the coronavirus that the World Health Organization has deemed a pandemic, will go into effect today following a unanimous vote of the Bartlesville City Council. The council held an emergency meeting on March 18 to consider proposed measures in response to the pandemic based on recommendations by City Manager Mike Bailey. While there are currently no confirmed cases of the virus in Washington County, Bailey and City department directors have been...

March 17, 2020

Visit Bartlesville Offices to Temporarily Close News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Visit Bartlesville Offices to Temporarily Close

As of 3/18/2020 our office and the Bartlesville Visitor Center will be closed to the public. Our staff will implement work from home until April 6, 2020. We are here to assist City of Bartlesville Leadership in any manner possible through the current state of emergency. We are taking steps to help protect our staff, families, and community while doing what we can try to slow the progression of COVID-19. We are also prepared to assist our attractions, hotels, event planners and small businesses as we navigate through these...

March 13, 2020

OKM Music to Postpone the Festival Prelude: Beethoven and the Future of Music News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

OKM Music to Postpone the Festival Prelude: Beethoven and the Future of Music

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (March 13, 2020) — OKM Music announced Friday it is postponing the Festival Prelude: Beethoven and the Future of Music performance scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2020 featuring the University of Oklahoma Symphony to Sunday, October 4, 2020. “We are committed to the safety of our patrons, OU musicians, community and OKM staff.  Additionally, as the OU musicians are on extended leave from the University through early April, we respect the disruption this will cause to the students and...

February 24, 2020

OKM Music Announces Festival Launch for 2020 News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

OKM Music Announces Festival Launch for 2020

            BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (Feb. 21, 2019) – The OKM Music Festival is entering its 36th year as Oklahoma’s premier classical music festival. From June 12-18, 2020, Bartlesville will enjoy classical and multi-genre entertainment from performers around the world, free concerts from Oklahoma musicians, and free children’s events and performances throughout the week. OKM’s 2020 Festival lineup has now been released, and tickets can be purchased online for a 10%...

January 29, 2020

Feature Film “Killers of the Flower Moon” Set to Film in Oklahoma News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Feature Film “Killers of the Flower Moon” Set to Film in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City - The Oklahoma Film and Music Office (OF+MO) is proud to confirm the production of the major motion picture “Killers of the Flower Moon” is set to film in Oklahoma this year. “We’re thrilled that this unique story will be filmed where it took place, in Osage County, and welcome the production to experience our innovative communities and imaginative people to bring this story to audiences around the world,” said Oklahoma Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell, Secretary of Tourism and...

January 27, 2020

Only 3 shows remaining for Broadway in Bartlesville this season, get your tickets now! News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Only 3 shows remaining for Broadway in Bartlesville this season, get your tickets now!

Broadway in Bartlesville has 3 more great shows for the current season. THE CHOIR OF MAN Thursday February 6th at 7:30 pm. The runaway hit of numerous music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show”, THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live Percussion with...

January 27, 2020

Oklahoma Tourism Generates Record-High $9.6 Billion in Spending in 2018 News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Tourism Generates Record-High $9.6 Billion in Spending in 2018

New research from Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department shows industry generates more than $1 billion in local, state and federal taxes, supports 103,600 jobs in state. OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma travel and tourism industry generated a record $9.6 billion in direct spending by an estimated 21.5 million visitors in 2018, according to new research released by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department. Travel spending in Oklahoma increased by 7.3 percent since 2017 and has seen a 29 percent increase,...

November 25, 2019

Fall Giving Campaign Brings Music to Bartlesville News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Fall Giving Campaign Brings Music to Bartlesville

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (Nov. 22, 2019) – The OKM Music Festival is entering its 36th year as Oklahoma’s premier classical music festival. The Festival, which began in 1983, seeks to bring talented national and international artists to the stages of Bartlesville, as well as bring music education and classical music exposure to youth in the community. This Thanksgiving, OKM is asking patrons to “play it forward” by making a donation to help sustain the organization’s programming in our community, or...