Going to concerts this summer is as easy as taking a lawn chair or blanket to parks across the metro area.
And they're free.
Oklahoma City, Yukon, Edmond, Midwest City, Moore and Norman are offering summer concert series.
In Midwest City, orthodontist-turned-bluesman French Hickman, aka Doc Blue, brought his sunglasses, raspy expressive voice and his Doc Blues Revue to the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park for the Midwest Twilight Concert series on Thursday.
In Edmond, the band Souled Out rocked the crowd for the Outdoor Concerts in the Park with their showstopping music and gobs of talent.
Norman resident Maggie McClure kicked off the Summer Nights Music in the Park in Moore with a blend of original and cover songs.
The Twilight Concert Series is at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Concerts are scheduled through Aug. 26. For an extended calendar or more information, go to www.artscouncilokc.com or call 270-4848.
June 10: Brian Lynn Jones & the Misfit Cowboys, country.
June 17: Al Good Orchestra, traditional big band.
June 24: Maurice Johnson & Company, jazz.
Summer Nights Music in the Park hosted by the Moore Public Library is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays in June at Buck Thomas Park, 1901 NE 12. For more information, go to www.cityofmoore.com or call 793-5100.
June 15: Jennifer Marriott, acoustic alternative folk, jazz, blues and rock.
June 22: Red Dirt Rangers, classic country and old-school American rock.
June 29: Zoom City, variety classic rock and roll.
The Performing Arts Studio hosts Summer Breeze Concerts at 7:30 p.m. many Sundays through Sept. 9 at Lions Park, 450 S Flood, or Andrews Park, 201 W Daws. For an extended schedule or more information, go to www.pasnorman.org or call 307-9320.
June 17: Beau Jennings & The Tigers at Lions Park, Americana rock and roll.
Concerts in the Park are at the Chisholm Trail Park gazebo, 500 W Vandament Ave., at 7 p.m. Thursdays in June. Shows are scheduled through Aug. 9. For more information or an extended schedule, go to www.cityofyukonok.gov or call 350-8937.
June 14: Core Country.
June 21: Irv Wagner's Jazz Combo.
June 28: Hudson Bay Company, old time rock and roll.
Summer Concert Series shows are from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 16 at E.C. Hafer Park, 1034 S Bryant. For an extended schedule or more information, go to www.edmondok.com or call 359-4630.
June 14: Gypsy Queen, classic and modern rock.
June 21: Straight Shooter, variety.
June 28: Bonham Revue, bluegrass.
The Midwest Twilight Concerts are at 7 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 2. Concerts are at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E Reno Ave. For an extended schedule or more information, go to www.midwestcityok.org or call 739-1293.
June 14: Straight Shooter, variety.
June 21: Mike Black & the Stingrays, old time rock and roll.
June 28: Zero 2 Sixty, classic rock.