No matter the style, you can find the ideal live performance for you right here, from intimate jazz concerts and orchestras comprised of internationally renowned artists to some of music’s biggest names and more on the rise.
130 W Main St • Ada
This Ada gem has hosted diverse live entertainment for more than 90 years. The McSwain stage welcomes up-and-coming names, local talent and country stars like Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch and Easton Corbin. Get a taste of the McSwain experience with the virtual Jae L. & Crossover concert!
NEARBY: Chokma’si Gallery, Wintersmith Park
14400 S Bryant Rd • Edmond
Masterfully blending architectural beauty, opulence and acoustic intimacy, Armstrong Auditorium brings in the brightest stars in classical, jazz and folk music, theatre, ballet and more. It’s the perfect destination for a night of memorable, internationally acclaimed artistry.
NEARBY: Arcadia Lake, Hafer Park, Lazy E Arena, POPS 66 Soda Ranch
500 E Sheridan Ave • Oklahoma City
Artists in every genre have performed at The Criterion, a major contributor to Bricktown’s lively atmosphere. Paramore, Jack White, Billy Strings and Lil Durk are just a few of the acts on the 2022 lineup. The venue itself is spacious and perfectly designed for feeling the rhythm.
AMERICAN BANJO MUSEUM
9 E Sheridan Ave • Oklahoma
Home to the world’s largest collection of publicly displayed banjos – over 400, in fact – this 21,000-square-foot facility shows the vibrant spirit and rich history of this beloved American symbol. The Hall of Fame also honors more than 70 banjo pioneers and contemporary artists!
424 Colcord Dr • Oklahoma City
From September to May, orchestra fans can enjoy a variety of shows, from the Classics and Pops to the Christmas Show and July 4th concert. Artists like Yo Yo Ma, Olivia Newton-John, Tony Bennett and more have shared its stage. Don’t miss Opening Night on Sept. 17!
UCO JAZZ LAB
100 E 5th St • Edmond
Styled after New Orleans jazz clubs, this intimate space is a world-class venue hosting everyone from Edgar Cruz to the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The space may be small, but the sound is anything but! The Jazz Lab features a live show and food and beverages from Hideaway Pizza every week.
NEARBY: NASHBIRD, Edmond Railyard, Western Avenue
425 NW 23rd St • Oklahoma City
Uptown 23rd’s crown jewel has been entertaining audiences with live music and film screenings since 1931. Today it continues its reign, bringing in top musical acts from around the nation, hosting themed musical events and celebrating local music with album release parties and more.
NEARBY: The Pump, Pizzeria Gusto, Paseo Arts District
2312 Exchange Ave • Oklahoma City
Reba McEntire, Wanda Jackson, Jody Miller and members of Cross Canadian Ragweed are just a few of the legends to hit this historic Stockyards City stage. Each week the Opry hosts a family-friendly live show that has been proclaimed “Oklahoma’s Official Country Music Show.”
Get ready for premier musical talent from near and far.
Built in 1920 as a home for silent films and vaudeville acts, the McSwain Theatre in Ada, Oklahoma, has been a diverse entertainment venue for years. Today, the historic structure plays hosts to concerts, movies and more.
The Oklahoma Opry grew from a love of music and family and has become an important part of Oklahoma’s musical culture and history. At home in the theater in Oklahoma City’s historic Stockyards City, the Opry hosts a weekly family-friendly live music show that has been proclaimed “Oklahoma’s Official Country Music Show.” Enjoy a bit of classic western heritage with the Oklahoma Opry!
Situated in the heart of Bricktown, The Criterion is the latest addition to Oklahoma City’s live music scene. Designed in a classic Art Deco style, The Criterion offers a full-service bar and can seat up to 4,000 people.
One of downtown Oklahoma City's most unique treasures, the American Banjo Museum is home to the world's largest collection of publicly displayed banjos, featuring over 400 individual instruments. The 21,000-square-foot facility honors the vibrant spirit and rich history of this beloved American symbol, from its humble African roots to its heyday during the Roaring ‘20s to its current standing in bluegrass, folk and jazz music.
September through May is Philharmonic season on Adventure Road! The OKC Philharmonic presents a series of eight Classics concerts and six pairs of Pops concerts each season for orchestral fans from all over to enjoy. Holiday performances of “The Christmas Show!”, the July 3rd Independence Day concert in Oklahoma City, the July 4th concert in Yukon, OK, and the annual Labor Day concert presented at the Oklahoma City Community College have become family traditions for thousands in Central Oklahoma and beyond.
Tower Theatre has been one of the crown jewels of Oklahoma City since 1931. Over the years, people from all across the state have sat in these historic seats for the debuts of “Cleopatra,” “The Sound of Music” and other cinematic classics. Today, the space acts as a premier concert space in the Uptown 23rd District and also screens both new and vintage films. Get ready for a jam-packed event season!
Styled after New Orleans jazz clubs, the UCO Jazz Lab is a world-class venue, playing host to everyone from local favorites like Horseshoe Road and Rachel Brashear to big-time acts like Karla Bonoff and the Glen Miller Orchestra. The space may be small, but the sound is anything but! Come out each week for amazing live jazz music and fresh, delicious food from neighbor Hideaway Pizza.
Armstrong Auditorium is one of the top places in Oklahoma to see world-class musicians, singers and dancers from across the globe. Top acts like Broadway legend Kelli O’Hara, the Russian National Ballet, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet and others have graced this stage, located on the Herbert W. Armstrong College campus.
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