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.
If you've been watching "Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns," you've noticed the critical role Oklahoma artists played in crafting this American musical tradition. From Gene Autry to Garth Brooks, our state has been at the forefront of this fascinating musical history - a story you can explore for yourself.
Grab your best concert buddy and hit the road to experience one of Oklahoma's first-rate music festivals. Whatever sounds good to your ears — from jazz and heavy metal to classical music and the latest underground sub-genre you haven't even heard of yet — you'll find a festival in Oklahoma that celebrates it with style.
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.