• Have your lighters handy and get ready to tap your toes to the beat at an Oklahoma musical performance or festival.

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Music

Whether you’re into jazz, rock and roll, classic rock, country or today’s pop music, Oklahoma has a concert or an annual music festival that will seem like it’s tailored to your tastes. If your preferences lean towards classical tunes and the likes of Mozart and Beethoven, the world-class Oklahoma City Philharmonic has performances that provide evenings of refined entertainment.

Oklahoma is home to many music superstars including country music’s Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill and Carrie Underwood, as well as Tulsa legend Leon Russell, the Queen of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson, folk star Woody Guthrie and indie rock stars The Flaming Lips. Bands, singer-songwriters and performers continue to garner national attention after budding from Oklahoma’s rapidly growing local music scene.

Catch a stadium-sized show at the BOK Center in Tulsa, the Chesapeake Energy Arena or the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City to experience the full grandeur of a touring megastar’s performance. Or, opt for one of Oklahoma’s many smaller venues like Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa for a more intimate show. Each year, join thousands of music loving Oklahomans and head out to Rocklahoma in Pryor for a weekend full of rock n’ roll and camping, Norman Music Festival in Norman for three days of impressive indie rock lineups and the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah to honor a man who inspired the nation.

 
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The Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Tulsa Symphony Orchestra are full of seriously talented musicians who have audiences singing their praises. read more

Whether you want music to soothe the savage beast within or sounds to get it roaring, you can find it in Oklahoma's music venues. read more

You don’t have to travel to New York to see some of the finest musical theater on Broadway stages. Celebrity Attractions, an Oklahoma-born company, is booking the best into the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. read more

Oklahoma is steeped in country and western music tradition and has produced some of the brightest stars in the industry. Catch some of Oklahoma’s country and western singing sensations and scoot your boots at our dancehalls, festivals and musical venues. read more

This annual summer celebration features nine days of music, from classical instrumentalists to crossover artists that fuse country, jazz, world music and more. read more

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Oklahoma's rich rhythm and blues culture and discover the Sooner State's history as a jazz mecca. read more



 
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