Sarah Coburn Itinerary
American soprano Sarah Coburn got her musical start while growing up in Muskogee. Begin your tour of Sarah’s favorite spots and important locations in this eastern Oklahoma city. Stop by Muskogee High School to see where Sarah first took the stage, and check out her local haunts. Then, trek over to Tulsa to experience some of Sarah’s favorite places to eat and relax. Make a pit stop in Stillwater to reimagine Sarah’s college days before landing in Oklahoma City, where she currently loves to perform.
Stop 1: Muskogee High School
Sarah took to the stage at Muskogee High School to perform in musicals. It was here, as a teenager, that she debuted her vocal talents for all to hear.
Stop 2: Chet’s Dairy Freeze
While growing up in Muskogee, Sarah and her friends often gathered at Chet’s Dairy Freeze. Coburn recalls that as a high school cheerleader, she and the squad posed for a photo on the roof with the owner. “I believe decades of those photos are still on the walls of Chet's,” she says.
Stop 3: Honor Heights Park
Come hang out in Honor Heights Park and experience the vastness and beauty of this Muskogee park just like Sarah used to while growing up. If you tour through in the winter, Sarah recommends stopping by to see the Garden of Lights.
Stop 4: Polo Grill
Once you hit Tulsa, savor a meal at Polo Grill, where Sarah and her husband frequently enjoy dinner. Bite into a Colorado Lamb Rack or Chef Salmon before finishing off the meal with strawberry and white chocolate bread pudding.
Stop 5: Philbrook Museum of Art
Visit the Philbrook Museum of Art to tour through the terrace and walk through the gardens just like Sarah does when friends and family come to see her in Tulsa.
Stop 6: Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Take a seat in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center to imagine yourself watching Sarah perform and show off her full operatic timbre in one of her favorite local venues. “I am always so grateful to sing at home!” Sarah says. Catch a live show here while you’re in town.
Stop 7: Oklahoma State University
Head to Stillwater to experience Sarah’s first college town and explore Oklahoma State University’s campus. When she wasn’t practicing or performing, Sarah spent time painting picture frames and gift boxes at the University Spirit shop.
Oklahoma City, OK
Stop 8: Oklahoma City University
After wrapping up your tour of Stillwater, venture south to Oklahoma City University, where Sarah earned her master’s degree. Here, she made the commitment to sing professionally rather than go the music education route, as she initially planned while studying in Stillwater.
Oklahoma City, OK
Stop 9: Civic Center Music Hall
When she’s not performing in front of an audience in Tulsa or nationwide, Sarah sometimes takes the stage at Civic Center Music Hall. Book a ticket to a live performance at this Oklahoma City venue, especially if Sarah happens to be in town.