John Moreland Itinerary

John Moreland Itinerary

“They ain’t never left the state, but they’ve been back and forth across it a hundred times,” John Moreland growled on “Endless Oklahoma Sky.” While you might not be able to stop by every dive bar and pool hall John Moreland has played across Oklahoma, you can walk in his footsteps with this handy guide.

Oklahoma City


2805 N McKinley Ave
Oklahoma City , OK

Stop 1: Blue Door OKC

Start your John Moreland trek at OKC’s premier acoustic listening room, The Blue Door. John Moreland and bandmate John Calvin Abney have played many shows at this magical music space. Even if Moreland isn’t in town, check out the weekly line-up for some quality music anytime of year.

Start from: 2805 N McKinley Ave , Oklahoma City , OK

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Arrive at: 8911 N Western Ave , Oklahoma City , OK

8911 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City , OK

Stop 2: 89th Street Collective

Whether flying under the flag of the Conservatory or now the 89th Street Collective, the all-ages club at NW 89th and Western has hosted a dizzying array of shows in the past 15 years. Listed as his favorite club in OKC, Moreland and his various bands played countless shows at this underground venue. Next door, the now defunct Size Records released John Moreland and the Black Gold Band’s "Endless Oklahoma Sky" on vinyl.

Start from: 8911 N Western Ave , Oklahoma City , OK

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Arrive at: 4008 E 11th St , Tulsa , OK

Tulsa


4008 E 11th St
Tulsa , OK

Stop 3: Tacos don Francisco

If you’re looking for anything from tacos to tortas, bring your cash and your appetite to this east Tulsa staple, conveniently located just off historic Route 66. This is one of John Moreland’s favorite restaurants and a must-stop when he has friends in from out of town.

Start from: 4008 E 11th St , Tulsa , OK

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Arrive at: 423 N Main St , Tulsa , OK

423 N Main St
Tulsa , OK

Stop 4: Cain's Ballroom

No matter what the show, you’ll have a wonderful time taking in a show at this essential Tulsa venue where John Moreland frequently performs.

Start from: 423 N Main St , Tulsa , OK

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Arrive at: 1912 S Elm Place , Tulsa , OK

1912 S Elm Place
Tulsa , OK

Stop 5: Goldie's Patio Grill

From specialty burgers to cooked-to-order steaks, you’re in for a tasty meal at Goldie’s Patio Grill, a childhood favorite of John Moreland.

Start from: 1912 S Elm Place , Tulsa , OK

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Arrive at: 102 E Brady St , Tulsa , OK

102 E Brady St
Tulsa , OK

Stop 6: Woody Guthrie Center

Celebrate Oklahoma’s rich history of singer/songwriters with a visit to the Woody Guthrie Center, one of Moreland’s favorite Oklahoma places. In addition to the incredible history and celebration of Guthrie’s life, this unique museum also hosts a variety of interactive, musical and rotating exhibits.

Start from: 102 E Brady St , Tulsa , OK

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Arrive at: 1747 S Boston Ave , Tulsa , OK

1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa , OK

Stop 7: Mercury Lounge

Celebrate Tulsa’s underground music by taking in a show at the Mercury Lounge. Founded in 2005, this converted gas station has hosted live, original music from local, regional and national acts, including countless Moreland shows, through the years.

Start from: 1747 S Boston Ave , Tulsa , OK

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Arrive at: 2809 S Harvard Ave , Tulsa , OK

2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa , OK

Stop 8: The Colony

This must-visit spot for Tulsa live music features a variety of weekly open mics, offering a fantastic venue for local writers to work out fresh material. The Colony also happens to be one of John Moreland’s favorite places to take out-of-town friends.

Start from: 2809 S Harvard Ave , Tulsa , OK

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Arrive at: 54101 E Hwy 85 A , Bernice , OK

Bernice


54101 E Hwy 85 A
Bernice , OK

Stop 9: Grand Lake

A favorite vacation spot for Moreland as a kid, a relaxing stay at Grand Lake is the perfect way to end your fan expedition. Take in one of those legendary Oklahoma sunsets, hike a trail in one of Grand Lake State Park beautiful areas or cast your line in one of the best bass-fishing lakes in the country.

Start from: 54101 E Hwy 85 A , Bernice , OK

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Arrive at: , , OK