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August 06, 2020

Dallas String Quartet Performing Virtual Concert During OKM’s 36th Festival News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Dallas String Quartet Performing Virtual Concert During OKM’s 36th Festival

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (Aug. 6, 2020) – Acclaimed by Good Morning Texas as “one of the most unique string ensembles you’ll ever see,” Dallas String Quartet is a classical crossover ensemble that will be performing a virtual performance online for OKM Music’s 36th annual festival.Formed in Dallas in 2010, Dallas String Quartet performs a unique mix of contemporary classical music, and pop covers on electric string instruments. Performing everything from Bach, Bon Jovi, John Williams, and even...

July 24, 2020

OKM Music Reformats Its 36th Festival News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

OKM Music Reformats Its 36th Festival

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (July 23, 2020) - OKM Music has been gearing up for its 36th season as Oklahoma’s premier music festival. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, OKM’s Board of Directors have decided to reformat the 2020 festival to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment while attending the concerts. Due to restrictions on indoor seating and the need for physical distancing, OKM will not be hosting any indoor concerts or its paid outdoor concerts that would potentially be moved indoors due to...

July 20, 2020

 2020 Cow Thieves and Outlaws Reunion party scheduled for Sept. 26th has been cancelled  News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

2020 Cow Thieves and Outlaws Reunion party scheduled for Sept. 26th has been cancelled

Bob Fraser, CEO of Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, announced today that the 2020 Cow Thieves and Outlaws Reunion party scheduled for September 26th has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 virus.   According to Fraser, “this was a very difficult decision for a lot of reasons…..we love hosting this party and it is our major fundraiser of the year.  However, we felt that even in the wide-open spaces of Woolaroc, for us to host 900 people here on the grounds was not a safe thing to do...

June 17, 2020

Oklahoma Fishing Trail Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary with Giveaway on National Go Fishing Day News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Fishing Trail Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary with Giveaway on National Go Fishing Day

Anglers can enter for a chance to win a guided fishing trip with Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell and J.D. Strong, director of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. OKLAHOMA CITY — Whether they’re relaxing in a boat on the lake or standing in a stream fly fishing, for many people there’s nothing better than a day spent fishing in Oklahoma. As the nation celebrates National Go Fishing Day on Thursday, the Oklahoma Fishing Trail marks its first anniversary with a special giveaway. Anglers can visit...

June 10, 2020

OKM Announces Kid’s Programming For Both July And September News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

OKM Announces Kid’s Programming For Both July And September

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (June 10, 2020) – OKM Music’s mission is to make music accessible to all –especially through youth education. Promoting music education drives OKM Music, and the upcoming festivalwill deliver a fun variety of events for youth of all ages July 13 - 18, as well as during the 36th annual festival,September 4 - 10.“Because of COVID-19, OKM will now be offering six days of children’s activities in July (July 13-18), aswell as activities during the postponed festival in September....

June 10, 2020

New Welcome Center for Woolaroc! News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

New Welcome Center for Woolaroc!

The Board of Trustees of the Frank Phillips Foundation, Inc. announced today that work has begun on a major capital improvement at Woolaroc with a complete renovation of the current Heritage Center.  When the project is completed, Woolaroc will have a state of the art Welcome Center along with brand new dining facilities.   Gorman Construction is the contractor for the project and Ambler Architects is the architect of record. Bob Fraser, CEO of Woolaroc commented, “as we started this project, we...

June 08, 2020

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department to Launch New Parking Pass Program to Fund Oklahoma State Parks News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department to Launch New Parking Pass Program to Fund Oklahoma State Parks

Funds raised from parking pass fees at 22 state parks will help fund improvement and maintenance of Oklahoma State Parks’ facilities and infrastructure. OKLAHOMA CITY — On June 15, the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department will launch a new parking pass program at 22 Oklahoma State Parks. Funds raised from the passes will allow the Oklahoma State Parks system to return park facilities and infrastructure to an acceptable standard and maintain them at that standard. “It is deeply important to all...

June 04, 2020

Oklahoma State Parks App Now Available From Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Parks App Now Available From Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department

OKLAHOMA CITY — Spread out across Oklahoma are more than 30 Oklahoma State Parks. Visitors to the parks will find beautiful scenery, inviting accommodations and a diverse range of activities and amenities.   The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department has created a new app that will make it easier for travelers to find nearby state parks, learn more about what’s available at each one and book reservations. Launched Monday, the Oklahoma State Parks app is available free in Apple’s App Store and...

May 13, 2020

Woolaroc Museum & Frank Phillips Home Announce Re-Opening  News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Woolaroc Museum & Frank Phillips Home Announce Re-Opening

Bob Fraser, Chief Executive Officer of The Frank Phillips Foundation, announced today the plans for the re-opening of Woolaroc and The Frank Phillips Home.  “Unless reporting data directs us otherwise, our plan today is to open in phases and we will be closely monitoring health department data as we proceed.  At Woolaroc, we intend to re-open the Museum, Lodge, Mountain Man Camp (on a limited basis), Bunkhouse and Walking Trails on Wednesday, May 20th.  Initially, we will limit how many guests will be...

May 01, 2020

OKM Music Postpones its 36th Festival to September 4-10, 2020 News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

OKM Music Postpones its 36th Festival to September 4-10, 2020

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (May 1, 2020) - OKM Music is gearing up for its 36th year as Oklahoma’s premier music festival. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, OKM’s Board of Directors have decided to postpone the 2020 Festival to September 4–10, 2020. “We are fully committed to the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff, and community. By following recommendations from federal, state and local health authorities, postponing our festival seemed like the most appropriate option. In compliance of...