Summer's Live Performances in Central Oklahoma's Frontier Country
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – Within the 12 central counties of Oklahoma, this summer is full of theater, concerts and live performances for the whole family to enjoy across Frontier Country.
“This summer is packed with concerts and theatre performances in central Oklahoma,” said Sherri Rogers, executive director of Frontier Country Marketing Association. “With I-35, I-44, I-40 and historic Route 66 running right through Frontier Country, it’s the perfect place to plan your activities and getaways this summer.”
Lyric Theatre, Oklahoma’s professional theatre company, loads its summer season with fan favorites. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, July 6-10; 42nd Street, July 20-24 and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Aug. 3-7. For more information or tickets: (405) 524-9312, lyrictheatreokc.com.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park presents several shows for its summer season Thursday through Sunday nights at the Bicentennial Park in downtown Oklahoma City. The Taming of the Shrew runs June 17-July 11. The Comedy of Errors runs July 15-Aug. 7 and the classic Romeo and Juliet runs Aug. 12-Sept. 4. For more information or tickets: (405) 232-3700, oklahomashakespeare.com.
Oklahoma Children’s Theatre’s production of Charlotte’s Web is Aug. 4-8 at the Burg Theatre on the OCU campus in Oklahoma City. For more information or tickets: (405) 951-0011, oklahomachildrenstheatre.org.
Republic Bank & Trust Studio Series presents Young Producers: Thoroughly Modern Millie at Sooner Theatre in Norman July 29-Aug. 1. The Young Producers tell the story of a wide-eyed Millie Dilmont's move to the big city through lively song and dance numbers in this Tony-award winning Broadway classic. For more information or tickets: (405) 321-9600, soonertheatre.org.
Yukon’s Concerts in the Park take place each Thursday through Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at Chisholm Trail Park featuring artists of country, disco, jazz and rock genres. Concerts are free to the public and concessions are available for purchase during the performances. For more information: (405) 350-8937.
Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Sunday Twilight Concert Series presented by Target continues at the Stage Center East Lawn in downtown Oklahoma City through Aug. 29. Concerts take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Sunday evening. These free concerts showcase some of Oklahoma's favorite bands performing a variety of musical styles for the whole family. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged and glass containers and pets are not allowed. For a complete schedule of performances: artscouncilokc.com.
Edmond features Summer Concerts in the Park each Thursday night. Artists in a variety of music genres play favorites from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Hafer Park. Concerts are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of performances: visitedmondok.com.
The Summer Breeze Concert Series produced by The Performing Arts Studio in Norman takes place Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m. at either Andrews Park Amphitheater or Lions Park through Sept. 19. A variety of artists are slated to play the free outdoor concerts. For a complete schedule of performances: thepas.org.
The 13th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah is July14-18 featuring a variety of special performances and activities throughout the weekend. For more information: woodyguthrie.com.
Also, don’t miss live entertainment at Nonna’s Purple Bar in Oklahoma City every Friday and Saturday night this summer from 8 to 11 p.m. For a complete schedule of performances: purplebarokc.com.
Check out live performances by various local and regional artists every Thursday evening at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Cocktails on the Skyline. Cost is $5 after 5 p.m. For a complete schedule of performances: okcmoa.com.
Other concerts in central Oklahoma this summer include Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour July 20 and the Jonas Brothers with Demi Lavato Sept. 29 at the Ford Center. Riverwind Casino in Norman features Josh Gracin, July 4; Lyle Lovett, July 9; Boyz II Men, July 23 and Train, Aug. 13. For more information or tickets: okfordcenter.com and riverwind.com.
Frontier Country Marketing Association, a 501-c6 organization, promotes the economic growth of the tourism industry in the 12 central counties of Oklahoma. For more information or request a free travel guide or ‘Trips on a Tank Full’ coupon brochure, visit www.oktourism.com or call (800) 386-6552.
Katie Puckett, Public Relations Manager