Summer’s Must-See Events in Frontier Country
Must-See Events in Frontier Country
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA - Make your summer travel plans now to see everything from cowboy's riding the toughest bulls in the business and stunning stage performances to a glimpse into Native American culture in central Oklahoma's Frontier Country.
Another Hot Oklahoma Night: A Rock and Roll Exhibit
Visit the Oklahoma History Center to explore this special exhibit honoring the Rock and Roll artists, radio stations, personalities, venues and fans that have called Oklahoma home. Explore the works and lives of artists such as Wanda Jackson, Leon Russell and Eddie Cochran. See a recording studio, radio station control room, a teenager's bedroom, a record store front and fashions and hair styles of the Rock and Roll era in the exhibit. For more information visit www.anotherhotoklahomanight.org
Lyric Theatre's Summer Season
The Lyric Theatre, Oklahoma's professional theatre company, loads its summer season with fan favorites. See the funny and heartfelt play "Steel Magnolias," May 7 to 23, new teen favorite "Disney's High School Musical 2" June 25 to 28, the perfect all-American summer show "The Music Man" July 7 to 11, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" starring American Idol Season 4 finalist Anthony Fedorov July 21 to 25 and the hilarious, off-the-wall- Broadway smash hit "The Producers, a Mel Brooks Musical" Aug. 4 to 8.
""The 2009 'Lyric at the Civic Center' summer season will be a special treat of joyful theatre to fill your soul and make you smile," said Nick Corley, Lyric Theatre artistic director. "Not only that, but ticket prices fit into any budget."
For tickets call 405-524-9312 or visit www.lyrictheatreokc.com.
Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival
See more than 1,200 American Indian artists and dancers from throughout North America celebrating the richness and diversity of their heritage with the world June 5 to 7 at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Visitors can see work from some of the nation's most celebrated artists, with opportunities to purchase contemporary and traditional examples of beadwork, cultural attire, basketry, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, paintings and more throughout the juried art show and market.
"The annual Red Earth Festival has grown into the largest and most comprehensive Native American visual and performing arts event of its type in the world," said Eric Oesch, Deputy Director/Director of Communications of Red Earth, Inc. "It includes juried fine art competitions for youth and adults, a parade, an art market, dance competitions, cultural and educational activities, a powwow and a 5K run/ walk that attracts visitors from throughout the nation and globe."
For more information on go online to www.redearth.org or call 405-427-5228. For tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Check out professional bull riding at its best at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie July 24 and 25. Dust will fly at this action-packed event as the top 45 bull riders will compete for prize money at the "Original PBR Event." For tickets call 405-282-RIDE or visit www.lazye.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, visit www.oktourism.com or call (800) FUN-OKLA.
For Immediate Release: May 12, 2009
Contact: Lauren Lorenzen, public relations manager
E-mail: [email protected]