The Arts Council of Oklahoma City is proud to announce the Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon Energy, is back for its 34th year in downtown Oklahoma City. Everyone can enjoy the free, family-friendly concerts every Sunday, June 1 through Sept. 28.
“We encourage music lovers from across the metro to bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic and enjoy a beautiful evening of entertainment.”“We are excited for the Twilight Concert Series to kick off this summer,” said Christina Foss, director of the concert series. “We encourage music lovers from across the metro to bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic and enjoy a beautiful evening of entertainment.”
Wendi Schuur, director of Community Relations for Devon, said the company is proud to partner with the Arts Council to present Sunday evening concerts.
“The concert series provides an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown and outstanding local musicians,” Schuur said. “So many different types of music can be heard throughout the summer, there is something for every age group.”
The concerts will be 7:30 to 9 p.m. each Sunday evening. The concerts on June 1 and June 8 will take place at Bicentennial Park, 500 Couch Dr., in front of the Civic Center Music Hall. Additional concerts are set for June 13 and 14 at the Great Lawn Stage at Myriad Botanical Gardens in conjunction with the deadCENTER Film Festival.
Starting on June 15, the regular Twilight concerts return to the Great Lawn Stage at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The 2014 concert schedule includes:
June 1* Zoom City – Classic Rock
* Allied Arts Community Thank You Concert at Bicentennial Park,
east of the Civic Center, 500 Couch Dr.
June 8* Kalo – Blues/Rock
* Concert at Bicentennial Park, east of the Civic Center, 500 Couch Dr.
June 13** Souled Out – Classic Rock/Variety
** Starting tonight, Concerts return to the Great Lawn at Myriad Botanical Gardens.
deadCENTER Film Festival following concert.
June 14** The Mojo Men – Blues
** deadCENTER Film Festival following concert.
June 15** The Wise Guys – Rock
** deadCENTER Film Festival following concert.
June 22 Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road – Heartland Acoustic
June 29 Jeff Mims Band – Soul/R&B
July 6 Sky Smeed/Susan Herndon Trio – Singer/Songwriter
July 13 Brian Lynn Jones & the Misfit Cowboys – Country
July 20 The Wurly Birds – Rock/Soul/Pop
July 27 The Salsa Shakers – Latin
Aug 3 Edgar Cruz – Beatles Tribute
Aug 10 Shortt Dogg – Funk/R&B
Aug 17 Paperscissor – Rock/Pop
Aug 24 Broke Brothers – Reggae
Sept 7 Justin Young Band – Jazz
Sept 14 Storyville Scoundrels – Swing
Sept 21 Empire State Band – Rock/Jazz
Sept 28 Gregory Jerome featuring Special Guest – Classical Hip Hop
The 34th annual Sunday Twilight Concert Series is presented by Devon Energy with additional support from Oklahoma Arts Council, Allied Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Magic 104.1 – KMGL. For more information please visit www.artscouncilokc.com
Those planning to attend a concert should be aware that pets and glass containers are not allowed.
Sunday Twilight Concerts aren’t the only exciting events happening downtown, however. Art Moves, presented by Devon, provides free arts events in each work day from Noon-1:00 in various downtown locations. Art moves features a wide range of artistic media including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more. Visit www.artscouncilokc.com/art-moves for a calendar and more information.
The Arts Council of Oklahoma City enriches the lives and atmosphere of Oklahoma City every year by bringing the arts and the community together. A 501c3 non-profit organization, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s free and low-cost arts programming, including arts education in schools, reaches one million residents and visitors annually. Program funding comes from generous donors and grants. Among these are Devon Energy Corporation, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, MidFirst Bank, The Oklahoman, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, OGE, Ozarka Coffee and Water Service, ICG, ImageNet, Tyler Media, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oklahoma Arts Council and Allied Arts. For more information, call 405-270-4848 or visit www.artscouncilokc.com
Devon, headquartered in downtown Oklahoma City, is one of the nation’s leading independent oil and natural gas producers. The company is committed to supporting communities where it operates by investing in youth and education, the arts, civic initiatives, the environment and emergency response agencies. Devon has been an annual supporter of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City for many years, supporting: Festival of the Arts; OKC Storytelling Festival; Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon; Art Moves, presented by Devon; and Opening Night.