Arts Council OKC’s free summer concert series.
Finding affordable events the whole family can enjoy during the summer can be challenging. But here’s a great way to close out the week in style: Every Sunday night in June, July and August, Arts Council Oklahoma City and the Chickasaw Nation present the Summer Twilight Concert Series from 7:30-9pm on the Devon Lawn of the Myriad Gardens. This summer marks the 42nd year of these free Sunday night concerts.
Arts Council OKC projects director Alyssa Flesher said, “The Chickasaw Nation has been the presenting sponsor of the Sunday Twilight Concert Series since 2017. We’re thrilled to carry on the celebration of live music in our community again this summer, which the Chickasaw Nation helps make possible. The Twilight Concert Series offers the opportunity to experience music in a fun, relaxed setting. It’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday evening in the summer. Whether you’re very familiar with an act or just hearing them for the first time, our concerts feature a superior level of talent that is sure to entertain.”
A wide variety of genres and artists are presented over the summer, promoting cultural diversity in our community. Flesher said, “The artists are chosen through an application process, as well as general talent scouting throughout the year. Each diverse artist we bring to the stage will continue our legacy of providing culture and free music to all. We hope we are able to make an impact by providing an evening of family fun that all can enjoy at no cost.”
In July, concerts include country artist Johnny Woods, The Vibro Kings playing rockabilly/surf & blues, indie rock singer Chloe-Beth and classical music by OK Virtuosi. August performances feature Latin music by The Latin Band, bluegrass by Cliff Top, Edgar & The Brave Amigos presenting a virtuoso variety and Shortt Dogg with R&B/smooth jazz/funk. Flesher encourages spectators to bring blankets and a picnic, so the crowd is relaxed, comfortable and ready to enjoy the evening. Don’t be surprised if dancing occurs during some of these concerts, which is definitely encouraged!
Another popular aspect of the Summer Twilight Concert Series is the Twilight Raffle, which concertgoers can enter during intermission or online. The winners are announced during the second half of the concert, and prizes differ from week to week, but are always from local businesses the winners can enjoy at a later date. For more information on the Summer Twilight Concert Series, as well as other programming and events presented by Arts Council OKC, visit artscouncilokc.com.