OKM MUSIC: The Festival Returns for Its 39th Season!
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — OKM’s acclaimed Music Festival will be entering its 39th season and remains Oklahoma’s premier and longest running music festival. Tickets are now on sale! This much celebrated event will run from June 8-12 featuring MUST SEE performances by Grammy award-winning artists and legend Lee Greenwood.
The Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 8 with a “Night of Harmony” at Unity Square.” Watch Jim Green perform his family friendly magic tricks kid approved, grand-parent appropriate and simply delightful. Next, enjoy internationally renowned violinist and two-time Grammy Award winning, Mads Tolling & The Mads Men celebrating music from the 60’s. Goers will also enjoy food trucks, kid’s activities, and more. This event is free to the public.
On June 9, next join us for a very special concert on the mainstage at the Marie Foster Performing Arts Hall located in The Center. Voctave, an eleven member a capella group, will delight the audiences with the diversity of beloved classics, “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, to an Andrew Sisters Medley. Voctave has received acclaim with multiple #1 songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. This concert is a ticketed event.
The big night will take place on Friday, June 10 “Under the Stars” at the popular and beloved Woolaroc. The evening’s entertainment includes an all-star lineup from upcoming Oklahoma artist Jecelle Dobson, a fan favorite Buffalo Rome: The Music of Laurel Canyon, and headliner legendary Grammy, ACM and CMA award winning Lee Greenwood. Enjoy cuisine of locally-owned food trucks and a view of the wildlife roaming the Osage Hills. There will also be games for kids and fireworks to conclude a beautiful summer night. This is a concert to be remembered.
On Saturday, June 11 at The Center, OKM Music is excited to present a “Music Panorama” featuring two time Grammy award winning Time for Three. Defying convention and boundaries at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music this amazingly talented ensemble is a must see. Bonded by an uncommon blend of their instruments and fused together with their voices, Charles Yang (violin/vocals), Nick Kendall (violin/vocals), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass/vocals) will blow you away with their instrumental and vocal performance.
“And Sings My Soul” sets the tone for Sunday’s June 12 concert at The Center with Pearlgrace & Co. starting off the evening with a performance of beautiful hymns and joyful bluegrass favorites that will leave the audience singing and stomping their feet. The evening headlines Katy Nichole, a praise and worship singer songwriter. Katy Nichole’s swift trajectory to the top of
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the charts can only be described as one of the fastest climbs in the Praise and Worship music genre. Smashing records at record speed with the launch of her debut single, “In Jesus Name (God of Possible),” Nichole has become one of the biggest success stories. Her songs are inspirational and powerful and are a “worshipful anthem ready-made for roomfuls of people to sing.”
The Festival finale will be at the Tulsa Garden: The Mansion, in Tulsa on Monday, June 12
for an elegant evening where the Tulsa Honors Baroque Orchestra will begin the evening with a lovely performance on the terrace followed by Escher Quartet’s performance of profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. This distinctive quartet serves as the season artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. End the evening in the Mansion South Room for a breathtaking candlelight Mozart serenade with internationally acclaimed pianist Katie Mahan. All the while, sit back, sip on wine and enjoy a gentle summer breeze while admiring the Tulsa Gardens. Guests will also enjoy delectable pastries and coffee during intermission.
Patrons will enjoy a special Showcase Series this season. Kicking off the Showcase Series is the beloved Ad Lib Singers on Saturday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m., The Center Community Hall. Their program will salute America and the state of Oklahoma. Tulsa Quartet will serenade the audience with a beautiful classical performance while guests savor the delicious brunch prepared by Melody’s Creative Cuisine. While the concert is free, the brunch is a reserved and ticketed event. Seating is limited. Later that afternoon at 2:00 p.m., Tempe Brown will perform a very special concert at The Center Community Hall. Tempe Brown is a native of Oklahoma with a background that is wide and varied. She is an artist, author and jazz singer. End the day with an amazing dinner-concert featuring Isaac McClung. Blossoming in the red dirt soil of Stillwater, OK, Isaac McClung is a folk singer-songwriter whose innate melancholic joy for life translates into soulful songs, resonating masterfully in folksy blues. A delicious and beautiful picnic prepared by the Palace Rooms Lounge will be available for purchase. Sunday, June 11, will continue the Showcase series with an afternoon of sipping on coffee and eating pastries, while listening to the history of Mozart and his music. Katie Mahan, renowned international concert pianist brings Mozart to life at The Center Community Hall, 1:00 p.m. End the showcase series with country gospel, Elvis hymns, sweet tea and brownies performed by award winning singer songwriter Brent Giddens. The Showcase concerts are free to the public. Seating is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis through reservations on the OKM Music website, okmmusic.org.
Mainstage concert prices range from $10-$100 and vary based upon performance and seating preference. Some discounts for students are available and certain concerts offer free attendance for children. For ticket information and a complete list of events, times, locations and restrictions visit okmmusic.org or call 918-336-9900. This season is delightful combination of harmony and musical serenades. OKM Music welcomes everyone to the 39th annual Festival.