The Swon Brothers Itinerary
Zach and Colton Swon got an early introduction to performing live while playing Oklahoma shows throughout their childhood. Drive through their hometown, Muskogee, to see the church where they got their start, as well as some of their favorite haunts. From there, pay a visit to Wagoner to see another town that impacted their childhood music experience. Finish out the tour in Tahlequah, where Zach befriended fellow Oklahoma musician, Carrie Underwood, and check out some of the annual events where the brothers make regular appearances.
Stop 1: New Hope Assembly of God
Visit New Hope Assembly of God, where Zach and Colton Swon tested out new instruments and honed their musical talents as praise and worship leaders. While both brothers sang, Zach gravitated toward keyboard, while Colton specialized in bass.
Stop 2: Hilldale High School
Stop by Hilldale High School, where Zach got the opportunity to play the Pittsburg State University Jazz Festival with fellow classmates.
Stop 3: Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame
The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Museum served as a constant source of inspiration for Zach and Colton during their separate stints of employment here. Take a tour of this music museum and find the Swon Brothers’ photo hanging up alongside other major Oklahoma musicians.
Stop 4: Muskogee Civic Center
Catch a show at the Muskogee Civic Center, and get a sense of what it feels like to crowd the stage when these Okies from Muskogee make a return to their hometown stage.
Stop 5: Roxy Theater
Sit inside the Roxy Theater, and see where the Swon Brothers mixed a live album in 2011, a few years before they tried out for “The Voice.”
Stop 6: Arrowhead Mall
Shop ‘til you drop at Arrowhead Mall where the Swon Brothers performed live shows, gaining plenty of early experience regionally before making their mark in the national music scene.
Stop 7: Runt's Bar-B-Q
Come by Runt’s Bar-B-Q and dive into a plate of delicious eats at this Swon Brothers’ favorite local spot. Choose between the breaded catfish and hush puppies or juicy ribs and baked beans.
Stop 8: Chet's Dairy Freeze
Chet’s Dairy Freeze hot dogs come highly recommended by the Swon Brothers. Order your own chili cheese dog and see what all the hype is about.
Stop 9: Wagoner Civic Center
See the Wagoner Civic Center, another local music venue the Swon Brothers frequented in their formative years. As kids, Zach and Colton would join their parents on the Wagoner Civic Center stage for summer variety shows.
Stop 10: Northeastern State University
Take a tour of Northeastern State University, where Zach took music classes. One of these he shared with Carrie Underwood, who remains a good friend of the Swons.