• Summer Breeze concert series in Norman opens with Latin flair

    Summer Breeze concert series in Norman opens...

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    NORMAN — Latino-inspired Orquesta D'Calle will open the Summer Breeze concert series at 7:30 p.m. June 5 at Lions Park, 450 S Flood Ave. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments to the free outdoor concert. Orquesta D'Calle is an eight-piece band that embraces styles from traditional Cuban music to the newest styles of commercial Latin music. Led by Cuban pianist, bassist and composer Raul Reyes, the group is rich with multicultural diversity. Band members from Puerto Rico, Aruba, Mexico, Cuba and the United States create a distinguished sound influenced by the mixture of colorful cultures. Reyes adds original arrangements and compositions to the repertoire.

  • Ready to Rocklahoma: One of Oklahoma's biggest music festivals returns with Rob Zombie for 10th rendition

    Ready to Rocklahoma: One of Oklahoma\'s biggest...

    BY GENE TRIPLETT For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Rocklahoma should already be rolling along at a pretty good clip by the time Rob Zombie kicks things into high gear around 8:45 p.m. Friday on festival grounds in eastern Oklahoma, unleashing his monster metal from the main stage in front of an audience of thousands, no doubt making this year's Memorial Day weekend rock party one of the more memorable in the musical event's 10-year history.

  • Oklahoma event ticket ticker

    Oklahoma event ticket ticker

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Oklahoma event ticket ticker includes information on Edgefest, Americana Fest, Red Earth and a theatrical production of the adult comedy "In the Next Room."

  • Entertainment highlights in and around Oklahoma City

    Entertainment highlights in and around Oklahoma...

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Entertainment highlights in and around Oklahoma City for May 27.

  • Edgefest 2016 featuring The 1975, Good Charlotte and X Ambassadors to rock Zoo Amphitheatre

    Edgefest 2016 featuring The 1975, Good...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    The 1975, Good Charlotte and X Ambassadors will rock Oklahoma City July 31 when Edgefest 2016 makes a stop at the Zoo Amphitheatre, 2101 NE 50. The lineup also will feature PVRIS, The Unlikely Candidates and New Beat Fund. Tickets are on sale at Buy For Less locations in OKC, Brady Box Office and Starship Records in Tulsa, by phone at (866) 977-6849 or online at www.protix.com. Prices are $39.50 for general admission lawn seats and $59.50 for general admission VIP pit seats. For more information, go to www.thezooamphitheatre.com.

  • Beach Boys benefit concert raises more than $33,400 for Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

    Beach Boys benefit concert raises more than...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    The Beach Boys, along with Surf Rock Icon Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean, hosted a May 21 concert to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids programs. In total, $33,407 was raised to fight childhood hunger in central and western Oklahoma. This will support 167 children in the program for an entire year, according to a news release. “It’s an honor to have Oklahomans gather up for one night for this important cause,” said John Occhipinti, who organized the concert, in the release. “It was great to see that and it will make a huge here in Oklahoma. We look forward to working with the Regional Food Bank in the future.” One in four children in Oklahoma

  • Garth Brooks announces Texas tour dates

    Garth Brooks announces Texas tour dates

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    For the first time in 18 years, Oklahoma country music superstar Garth Brooks is heading for San Antonio, Texas. Brooks, who was born in Tulsa and raised in Yukon, announced today concerts at 7 p.m. Friday, July 22 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at AT&T Center. Tickets for the newly announced dates on "The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood" will be on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 3. There will be an eight-ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can only be purchased at ticketmaster.com or ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks, via Ticketmaster Express at (866) 448-7849 or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Please note there will be no ticket sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on June 3.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 24, 2016: Hear Flogging Molly at the Diamond Ballroom

    What to do in Oklahoma on May 24, 2016: Hear...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Today's featured event: Los Angeles punk-rockers Flogging Molly are returning to Oklahoma City for the first time in more than four years in concert at 8:30 tonight at the Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S Eastern Ave. Special guests Potato Pirates will open the show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.diamondballroom.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 21, 2016: Hear Randy Rogers Band at The Criterion

    What to do in Oklahoma on May 21, 2016: Hear...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sat, May 21, 2016

    Today's featured event: Standout Texas country music act Randy Rogers Band will play at 8 tonight at The Criterion, 500 E Sheridan Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. Randy Rogers Band in January released its new album “Nothing Shines Like Neon,” featuring guest vocalists Alison Krauss, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jamey Johnson and Dan Tyminski. The band also reached a huge milestone this year when it passed the 1 million albums sold threshold, without the benefit of a commercial radio hit. Tickets are $20. For information and tickets, go to www.criterionokc.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • Garth Brooks adds second Yankees Stadium show

    Garth Brooks adds second Yankees Stadium show

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Oklahoma country music superstar Garth Brooks has added a second show to his highly anticipated tour stop at Yankees Stadium. Tickets went on sale this morning for the planned stadium show Saturday, July 9, but a second concert was added within an hour due to demand. So, Brooks also will perform Friday, July 8 at the iconic New York City venue. There is an eight-ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can only be purchased at ticketmaster.com or ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or via Ticketmaster Express (866) 448-7849. Tickets will cost $69.23 plus a $4.50 facility fee and a $6.25 service charge for a total of $79.98.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 20, 2016: Celebrate Bob Dylan 'On a Night Like This' at Tulsa's Cain's Ballroom

    What to do in Oklahoma on May 20, 2016:...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Today's featured event: TULSA – The Bob Dylan Archive will host a concert celebrating Bob Dylan at 8 tonight at the iconic Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N Main. As previously reported, “On a Night Like This” will feature 30 artists who will perform some of Dylan’s greatest hits. The tribute show is produced and curated by renowned Oklahoma musician and producer Steve Ripley. “I’ve been fortunate to have worked with a lot of great people in the music business,” said Ripley in a news release. “The Tractors project was by far the biggest success of the things I’ve done, but, for me, all of that pales in comparison to having played guitar with Bob.

  • Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jared Deck gets national attention with his debut solo album

    Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jared Deck gets...

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Thu, May 19, 2016

    Western Oklahoma-based singer-songwriter Jared Deck’s experiences as an oil field roughneck working on a rig, a factory laborer who lost his job to outsourcing and a small-business man whose venture was hard hit by the recession all informed his self-titled solo debut, which has earned national praise from Rolling Stone Country, Pop Matters and Wide Open Country.

  • Camera ready: Exchange on Film Row looks to re-energize downtown Oklahoma City block party with music, family-friendly appeal

    Camera ready: Exchange on Film Row looks to...

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, May 19, 2016

    Exchange on Film Row organizer Douglas Sorocco called his Dunlap Codding law firm's relocation from a high-rise to Film Row "a move to connect with the community." That connection has never been more obvious than with Friday's Exchange on Film Row, a food trucking, pop-up shopping and musical celebration taking place in the district in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma event ticket ticker

    Oklahoma event ticket ticker

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Oklahoma event ticket ticker includes information on shows by Dolly Parton, Randy Rogers Band, Switchfoot and Relient K and Marty Stuart.

  • Entertainment highlights in and around Oklahoma City

    Entertainment highlights in and around Oklahoma...

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Entertainment highlights in and around Oklahoma City for May 20.

  • Jabee to play first concert in Tower Theatre to mark release of 'Black Future'

    Jabee to play first concert in Tower Theatre to...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, May 18, 2016

    Jabee, a rapper from Oklahoma City whose music, according to Chuck D. from Public Enemy, “has the potential to change the world,” will celebrate the release of his new album, “Black Future,” with a concert on Saturday, June 18 at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23. This will be the first concert in the newly renovated Tower Theatre, according to a news release. Doors will at 7 p.m., and the show will start at 8 p.m. Hosted by Malcolm Tubbs with KOKH FOX 25 News, it will feature performances by L.T.Z., Zie, Ashliann Rivera and DJs KEilO, Wayneinthisthang, Dre Songz, and Reaper. Tickets are $10 in advance (with album pre-order), or $15 at the door. Purchase advance tickets online at

  • Lucinda Williams to give benefit performance on Film Row

    Lucinda Williams to give benefit performance on...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, May 18, 2016

    Esteemed singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams will play a special performance benefiting Historic Film Row from 8 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7 at The Paramount Room, 701 W Sheridan Ave. Williams is an American rock, folk, blues, and country music singer and songwriter from Los Angeles who was named "America's best songwriter" by Time magazine in 2002. As previously reported, she was recently nominated by the Americana Music Association for Artist of the Year and her new album, "The Ghosts of Highway 20," was nominated for Album of the Year. Tickets for the all-ages show are $200, available online at Eventbrite. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Historic Film Row. Seating is limited to 200 people.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 18, 2016: Hear Ellie Goulding at the Zoo Amphitheatre

    What to do in Oklahoma on May 18, 2016: Hear...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, May 18, 2016

    Today's featured event: English pop star Ellie Goulding is bringing her “Delirium World Tour” to Oklahoma at 6:30 tonight at the Zoo Amphitheatre, 2101 N.E. 50. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.thezooamphitheatre.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • Jon Cleary to open Jazz in June festival in Norman

    Jon Cleary to open Jazz in June festival in Norman

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, May 17, 2016

    Grammy winner Jon Cleary will headline Norman’s 33rd annual Jazz in June festival. The free festival is set for June 16-18 and will host more than a dozen musical performances, clinics and jams at various venues in Norman.

  • Switchfoot and Relient K announce fall tour, including Oklahoma City show

    Switchfoot and Relient K announce fall tour,...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, May 17, 2016

    UPDATED at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday: Two different dates were initially posted here, but the correct date is Nov. 11. The post has been corrected to reflect the correct date. Apologies. - BAM Multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning band Switchfoot and Grammy-nominated alternative rock band Relient K announced today their fall co-headline "Looking For America Tour." The tour includes a Nov. 11 Oklahoma City stop at the Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S Eastern Ave. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday at Buy For Less locations in OKC, Brady Box Office and Starship Records in Tulsa, by phone at (866) 977-6849 and online at www.protix.com.   General admission tickets are $30 in advance. For more information, go to




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