CHARLES LLOYD TRIO @ Wine & Jazz FETE

    Saturday, June 4, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $45
    NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd and his trio, featuring Reuben Rogers & Anthony Wilson, headline the 4th annual Wine & Jazz FETE. A jazz legend, Lloyd’s pristine and elegant music pulses with emotion and passion. SCHEDULE All shows are at LowDown, 108 N. Detroit, Tulsa, OK Thursday, June 2 7:00-7:45 – Wine Tasting (ticket includes Marc Ribot […]

    JAZZ IN LITTLE AFRICA @ Wine & Jazz FETE

    Friday, June 3, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $20
    Jazz in Little Africa boasts a unique jazz-meets-hip hop experience in which the Chris Combs Quartet collaborates with top talent from Tulsa’s hip-hop scene, featuring jazz renditions of material from the Fire in Little Africa (@fireinlittleafrica) album, released in 2021 on Motown Records. This performance features wordsmith 1st Verse backed by the Chris Combs Quartet, led […]

    MARC RIBOT @ Wine & Jazz FETE

    Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $25
    Widely considered one of America’s most provocative and intriguing contemporary guitarists and musical explorers, Marc Ribot has released 25 albums under his own name over four decades, exploring everything from pioneering jazz to Cuban son. His solo release Silent Movies is described as a “down-in-mouth-near masterpiece” by the Village Voice. Ribot helped Tom Waits refine […]

    Sustainable Wine Tasting @ Wine & Jazz FETE

    Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $35
    LowDown and Provisions Fine Beverage Purveyors will feature 4 very tasty and sustainably produced wines, followed by a concert with guitar virtuoso MARC RIBOT. Ticket includes concert immediately following tasting. FEATURED WINES Folk Machine Gamay Noir Rose Arroyo Seco & Central Coast Pinot Noir aromatic & light and Avignonesi Cantaloro red & white fruit-forward & accessible MARC […]

    4th annual WINE & JAZZ FETE

    Thursday, June 2, 2022 - Saturday, June 4, 2022
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    The iconic CHARLES LLOYD TRIO headlines the 4th annual Wine & Jazz FETE—three consecutive nights of top-shelf offerings at LowDown, Tulsa’s premier listening room. Guitarist MARC RIBOT and jazz-hip hop collective JAZZ IN LITTLE AFRICA will play, plus a special Sustainable Wine Tasting. We are jazzed to return LIVE to the Tulsa Arts District with […]

    Earth Day Celebration

    Friday, April 22, 2022 - Saturday, April 23, 2022
    Tulsa Arts District | Tulsa, OK
    FREE
    JOHN FULLBRIGHT headlines Oklahoma’s most ambitious Earth Day Celebration, returning live to the Tulsa Arts District with FREE environmental speakers, community booths, music & performance, kids activities, healthy sustainable cuisine, electronic recycling, electric vehicles & more.  SPEAKERS Kelsey Putman Hughes on Renewable Energy in Oklahoma Reverend Gerald Davis on Social Justice Chef Nico Albert (Cherokee) […]

    VOX SAMBOU – afrobeat & Haitian traditions @ Global BASH

    Saturday, April 16, 2022 | 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $20
    Highly energetic and danceable, this Haitian-Canadian musician focuses on the traditional rhythms of Haiti mixed with elements of Afrobeat, jazz, and hip-hop. Vox performs in Creole, French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese. A founding member of Montreal-based hip-hop collective Nomadic Massive, he has performed throughout the world and his artistry is infused with a strong commitment […]

    Haitian Rum Tasting @ Global BASH

    Saturday, April 16, 2022 | 8:30 pm - 9:15 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $35
    Join us for an evening of world-class Haitian rum and Island music. OK Roots Music is jazzed to team with LowDown and Provisions Fine Beverage Purveyors for a special tasting featuring Providence and Clairin rums—spirits tightly woven into the cultural  fabric of Haiti. Followed by a concert with one of Haiti’s hottest artists, VOX SAMBOU. […]

    ENGLISH BEAT @ Global BASH

    Saturday, April 16, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    FREE
    Along with their contemporaries The Specials, The Selecter, and Madness, the English Beat stands as one of the most popular and influential bands of the British Two Tone Ska movement, scoring iconic hits such as “Mirror in the Bathroom” and “Save it for Later” and touring with the likes of Talking Heads, The Pretenders, The […]
    Haitian voodoo grooves @ Global BASH

    LAKOU MIZIK

    Saturday, April 16, 2022 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    FREE
    “Formed after the devastating Haitian earthquakes of 2010, Lakou Mizik is a genial cross-generational coalition along the lines of the Buena Vista Social Club…rhythms and incantations of voodoo, the trumpeting of rara carnival music, and hearty call-and-response vocal harmonies on their way to galloping, exultant dance grooves.” —New York Times Music has always been at […]

    INDIGENOUS – Native blues-rock @ Global BASH

    Saturday, April 16, 2022 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    FREE
    As one of today’s premier guitarists, Indigenous frontman Mato Nanji has captivated audiences with his Hendrix-like prowess ever since exploding on the scene with his family band’s award-winning 1998 debut, Things We Do. The blues world immediately took notice of the young native musicians from South Dakota’s Yankton Sioux Reservation. A prestigious spot on B.B. King’s […]

    D’DAT – Native jazz/hip hop @ Global BASH

    Friday, April 15, 2022 | 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $20
    Boasting a fresh and modern patina, trumpeter Delbert Anderson (Navajo) performs regularly with his world-class jazz trio as well as his new collaborative group D’DAT, which is the Delbert Anderson Trio plus lyricist Def-i, an ensemble inspired by ancient Native American melodies fused with jazz, hip hop, funk and soul. A Top-10 runner up for NPR’s […]

    8th annual Global BASH – live

    Friday, April 15, 2022 - Saturday, April 16, 2022
    Tulsa Arts District | Tulsa, OK
    Music, cuisine & spirits from around the globe. ENGLISH BEAT (U.K.) new wave INDIGENOUS (U.S.) blues rock LAKOU MIZIK (Haiti) haitian roots VOX SAMBOU (Canada/Haiti) afrobeat D’DAT – Native jazz/hip-hop PERIZAD BELLYDANCE  MONHOLLON BROS. – world drumming INSPYRAL – circus arts world cuisine by Que Gusto & Comida Sol y Vida Haitian rum tasting SCHEDULE Global BASH – April 15-16, 2022 […]

    7th Global BASH – online event

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - Monday, July 5, 2021
    ONLINE CONCERT
    FREE
    Featuring sounds, sights, and flavors from around the world. FREE CONCERTS filmed specially for the Global BASH. Check out our FREE exclusive and intimate video performances. Join our email newsletter or subscribe to our YouTube Channel for regular updates. KEB’ MO’ (U.S.) BOMBINO (Niger) COLIN HAY (Australia) JUPITER & OKWESS (Congo)  LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS (Louisiana) […]

    virtual EARTH DAY CELEBRATION – All April long

    Thursday, April 1, 2021 - Friday, April 30, 2021
    ONLINE EVENT
    FREE
    EARTH DAY IS HERE! Enjoy these virtual performances & talks by prominent activists, chefs, Indigenous leaders, poets and musicians. CLICK HERE for special Earth Day Celebration videos by: MICHAEL FRANTI – stay human music ANI DiFRANCO – special set drops on Earth Day, April 22  SOFIA JANNOK – Indigenous Swedish musician/activist ORDINARY ELEPHANT – gorgeous folk-americana […]

    CHRIS COMBS @ 3rd Jazz & World FETE – online concert

    Sunday, October 4, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020
    ONLINE CONCERT
    FREE
    Chris Combs is a Tulsa-based composer, guitarist and producer and a member of the jazz/experimental ensemble, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. He has worked in various session and production roles for studios around the country, as well as collaborating with a diverse array of musicians from Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band) to Brad Walker (Sturgill Simpson) […]

    LEYLA McCALLA – Creole songs @ 3rd Wine & Jazz Fest – online concert

    Saturday, October 3, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020
    ONLINE CONCERT
    FREE
    A Haitian-American who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, McCalla plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy and elegant, soulful and witty, vibrating with three centuries of history. Offbeat calls her songs […]

    REFLEJOS FLAMENCOS @ 3rd Jazz & World FETE – online concert

    Saturday, October 3, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020
    ONLINE CONCERT
    FREE
    Reflejos Flamencos has performed Spanish music and dance for over 20 years with many of Spain’s top artists. Guitarist Johnny Beard studied with well known musicians such as René Heredia, Roberto Castellón, Pedro Cuadra, and Chuscales, and he has performed at many flamenco festivals. An expert craftsman, he also builds flamenco guitars and cajons. Johnny’s […]

    D’DAT – Native hip-hop/jazz @ 3rd Wine & Jazz FETE – online concert

    Saturday, October 3, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020
    ONLINE CONCERT
    FREE
    “Anderson’s music puts Navajo culture through melodies inspired by ancient songs of love and war while fusing them with modern jazz and funk.” — Earthsongs Boasting a fresh and modern patina, Navajo trumpeter Delbert Anderson performs regularly with his world-class jazz trio as well as his new collaborative group D’DAT, which is the Delbert Anderson Trio plus […]

    jazz pianist EMMET COHEN @ 3rd Jazz & World FETE – online concert

    Friday, October 2, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020
    ONLINE CONCERT
    FREE
    Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation’s pivotal figures in jazz. Downbeat praised his “nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary.”  An internationally acclaimed jazz artist and dedicated music educator, Cohen is the winner of the 2019 American Pianists Awards and the Cole Porter Fellow of the American […]

    JOY HARJO – U.S. Poet Laureate @ 3rd Jazz & World FETE – online concert

    Friday, October 2, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020
    ONLINE CONCERT
    FREE
    America’s first-ever Native Poet Laureate recently recorded a special set of jazz and poetry for the FETE at Duet Jazz club, debuting a number of new tunes from her upcoming album. Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and was named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States in 2019. […]

    jazz guitarist BILL FRISELL @ 3rd Jazz & World FETE – online concert

    Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020

    FREE
    Widely recognized as one of America’s most vital and productive performing artists, Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 40 years and many celebrated recordings. His catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade” and he’s been chosen as Guitarist of the Year on […]

    guitarist MARC RIBOT @ 3rd Jazz & World FETE – online concert

    Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020

    FREE
    Marc Ribot, whom the New York Times describes as “a deceptively articulate artist who uses inarticulateness as an expressive device,” has released 25 albums under his own name over a 40-year career, exploring everything from pioneering jazz to Cuban son. His solo release Silent Movies is widely considered a masterpiece and he is no stranger to Downbeat and […]

    DELFEAYO MARSALIS @ 3rd Jazz & World FETE – online concert

    Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020
    ONLINE CONCERT
    Free
    We are proud to present this exclusive concert video made specially for this year’s FETE by one of today’s top jazz trombonists, composers and producers. Delfeayo Marsalis shares with his late father, Ellis, and brothers (Branford, Wynton and Jason) the nation’s highest jazz honor: National Endowment for the Arts’ Jazz Masters Award. Delfeayo is perhaps the […]

    Jazz & World FETE – online w BILL FRISELL, MARC RIBOT, EMMET COHEN, JOY HARJO, DELFEAYO MARSALIS, more

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020

    Free
    The 3rd annual Wine, Jazz & World FETE features FREE online concerts and in-home visitations recorded specially for us by some of America’s finest jazz & world music artists. We released a new exclusive concert every week in October and through early November, including sets by guitar heroes MARC RIBOT and BILL FRISELL, NEA Jazz […]

    Tulsa EARTH DAY Virtual CELEBRATION

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - Friday, April 24, 2020
    ONLINE EVENT
    FREE
    We can’t be with you on Guthrie Green for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, so we’re improvising—like jazz. Here’s an Earth Day message and a beautiful tune from the first-ever Native U.S. Poet Laureate, JOY HARJO. We’re rescheduling Joy and her band for an evening of music and poetry sometime in 2021, so stay […]

    7th Global BASH – Canceled

    Friday, April 10, 2020 - Saturday, April 11, 2020
    Tulsa Arts District | Tulsa, OK
    CANCELED
    We are working to reschedule all Global BASH artists in light of the rapidly changing coronavirus situation, which has forced us to cancel the BASH. Our goal is to present every single one of them at future Tulsa events. Sign up for our email newsletter for automatic announcements in the coming weeks and months. Meanwhile, please […]

    INDIGENOUS @ Gilcrease After Hours: IndigeNOISE

    Friday, November 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
    Gilcrease Museum Auditorium | Tulsa, OK
    The ticketed show for blues-rock outfit INDIGENOUS has sold out, but there are many free performances by Native bands, artists and musicians at Gilcrease After Hours: IndigeNOISE, featuring Native music, food and art. Singer-songwriter KALYN FAY will also play the event, which celebrates Native American Heritage Month. As one of today’s premier guitarists, Indigenous frontman Mato Nanji has […]

    SOFIA VIOLA y DAT GARCIA – Argentine folk & electronica @ Wine, Jazz & World FETE

    Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $15
    We are proud to host two of Argentina’s most compelling touring artists at this year’s FETE. SOFIA VIOLA’s unconditional love for Latin folklore in all its dimensions encompasses tangos, cumbia, vallenato, chamamé, and tropical wave—all set to colorful stories of love, ecology and junk food. DAT GARCIA—who mixes electronica with folk, and drum n’ bass with […]

    TIEMPO LIBRE – Cuban jazz @ Wine, Jazz & World FETE

    Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    FREE
    We’re creating a dedicated dance floor next to the stage at Guthrie Green for this one. Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, the members of three-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre are modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of their native Cuba. It’s impossible not to move your feet when the group kicks into its charged […]

    FIDEL NADAL – Latin reggae @ Wine, Jazz & World FETE

    Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    FREE
    Rolling Stone recognizes this Argentinian icon as “The Rasta who revolutionized Latin rock.” With a career spanning three decades, 250-plus songs, and two Latin Grammy nominations, Nadal has established himself as a pioneer of reggae en Español. He exploded on the underground scene in the late ’80s as founder-singer of the radically political rasta-punk outfit Todos Tus […]

    CHUSCALES – Spanish flamenco @ Wine, Jazz & World FETE

    Friday, October 4, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $20
    One of the most accomplished and captivating flamenco guitarists in the world, Jose Valle Fajardo “Chuscales” grew up in a traditional gypsy family of musicians and dancers in Antequera, Spain. His grandmother lived in the caves of Sacromonte, one of the legendary cradles of flamenco. Chuscales recalls, “there were shows with Gypsies from Granada who grew […]

    Spanish Wine Tasting @ Wine, Jazz & World FETE.

    Friday, October 4, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    Sold Out
    Wine tasting @ 8-8:45PM Flamenco Concert @ 9:00-10:30 Wine tasting is limited to 35 people. Join us for a flight of sustainably produced Spanish wines, followed by the world-renowned Spanish music & dance of flamenco maestro CHUSCALES. Wine tasting ticket holders have preferred seating at the concert, which is included in the price of your […]

    JOHN SCOFIELD – jazz guitar @ Wine, Jazz & World FETE

    Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    SOLD OUT
    SORRY, SCOFIELD’S SHOW IS SOLD OUT. HOWEVER, THERE’S LOTS MORE TO EXPERIENCE AT THE WINE, JAZZ & WORLD FETE! One of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, John Scofield is a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent, rock-solid aesthetic identity. Looking to commemorate his 66th year, Scofield penned 12 original compositions and formed […]

    Fine wine & world-class jazz @ 2nd annual
    Wine, Jazz, and World FETE

    Thursday, October 3, 2019 - Saturday, October 5, 2019
    Tulsa Arts District | Tulsa, OK
    Join us for the greatest jazz, reggae and folk artists from around the world, fine wines & wine tastings, a Latin Food Fair, performance art, family activities & more. The 2nd annual celebration is FREE on Guthrie Green and ticketed at Duet Jazz. TIEMPO LIBRE – grammy nominated cuban jazz CHUSCALES – spanish flamenco FIDEL […]

    REFLEJOS FLAMENCOS
    Spanish flamenco @ OKeclecticFEST

    Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $15
    Reflejos Flamencos has performed Spanish music and dance for over 20 years with many of Spain’s top artists, and we are proud to team with Duet Jazz to present the great art of flamenco at the inaugural OKeclecticFEST. Guitarist Johnny Beard studied with well known musicians such as René Heredia, Roberto Castellón, Pedro Cuadra, and […]

    Spanish Wine Tasting & Flamenco Concert
    @ inaugural OKeclecticFEST

    Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 9:00 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $35
      Join us for an evening of sustainably produced Spanish & Portuguese wines followed by the world-class Spanish music & dance of flamenco troupe REFLEJOS FLAMENCOS. Rolling Stone‘s first chief photographer BARON WOLMAN will give away a signed archival print of Santana at Woodstock ($800 value) to one lucky ticket holder. It’s all part of the inaugural OKeclecticFEST. […]

    VALERIE JUNE
    organic moonshine roots music @ OKeclecticFEST

    Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    FREE
    One of the most admired artists to break through in the last decade, Valerie June’s “organic moonshine roots music” blends southern sounds, African rhythms and ambient atmospherics into something altogether futuristic and new. A songwriter first and foremost, she willfully blurs the lines among genres and sonic eras, drawing on folk, soul, country, blues and […]

    DARK CIRCLES CONTEMPORARY DANCE
    @ OKeclecticFEST

    Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    FREE
    DARK CIRCLES CONTEMPORARY DANCE brings the progressive work of international choreographers and dancers to a worldwide audience. Founded in 2010 in Seoul, South Korea, the company’s Dallas-based branch—led by internationally award-winning choreographer and Dance Magazine “25 to Watch” Joshua L. Peugh—has been hailed as “the area’s most exciting dance company” (Star-Telegram) and as the “Best […]

    Dane Arnold & the Soup
    Tulsa-based Retro Soul @ OKeclecticFEST

    Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    One of the most popular bands to emerge of late from the rich red dirt of the Tulsa scene, Dane Arnold & the Soup boasts frontman Dane Arnold’s soaring crooning vocals, the fiery southern jazz guitar licks of Johnny Mullenax, the rhythm of pocket-specialist Matt Teegarden on drums, and bassist Jordan Hehl’s low-end melodies and […]

    Making Magic with BARON WOLMAN
    Rolling Stone’s first Chief Photographer @ OKeclecticFEST

    Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Magic City Books | Tulsa, OK
    FREE
    Join legendary photographer Baron Wolman for a screening of Making Magic, a 15-minute documentary on his life and work. Then hear WOLMAN tell fascinating stories behind his iconic photos of Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan and many others. Wolman is bringing many of his best-loved photography books, as well as signed archival prints. […]

    VALERIE JUNE headlines wildly eclectic arts festival
    OKeclecticFEST

    Saturday, May 11, 2019
    | , OK
    Singer-songwriter VALERIE JUNE headlines Oklahoma’s newest festival, a wildly eclectic experience that includes a book signing with Rolling Stone‘s first staff photographer BARON WOLMAN, cutting-edge contemporary dance by DARK CIRCLES, circus arts, bellydancing, wine tastings, and more. All day and night, at Guthrie Green, Duet Jazz & Magic City Books. Featuring: VALERIE JUNE – organic moonshine roots […]

    PREZIDENT BROWN
    Jamaican reggae @ Earth Day Celebration

    Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Prezident Brown, who will cap Tulsa’s Earth Day Celebration with a performance of positive-vibes roots reggae, is a champion of the new roots and reality consciousness reggae movement that entertains, informs, and inspires. Born Fitz Cotterell in the hills of Jamaica, his mother called him Junior Ranking because he would grab the microphone and chant […]

    Tulsa’s biggest Earth Day celebration
    Earth Day Celebration

    Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    FREE
    Sierra Club Exec. Director MICHAEL BRUNE & Jamaican roots reggae artist PREZIDENT BROWN slated for Tulsa’s biggest Earth Day Celebration. TULSA’S EARTH DAY CELEBRATION features nationally prominent environmental speakers, an Electric Vehicle Village, educational booths & demos, regional & nationally touring musical artists, environmental art, family activities, local cuisine and more. The event takes place […]

    KATIE THIROUX
    top jazz bassist @ 6th Global BASH

    Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $15
    A triple threat talent, Katie Thiroux has garnered considerable attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing and compelling compositions. Her most recent album, Off Beat, garnered rave reviews and was awarded a “Best Album Of 2017” by Downbeat Magazine. With the release of her 2015 debut, Introducing Katie Thiroux, her substantial gifts as a […]

    THE WAILERS
    classic Jamaican Reggae @ 6th Global BASH

    Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa, OK
    FREE
    PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO CAIN’S BALLROOM – FREE, ALL AGES WELCOME. One hundred million Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings have sold worldwide, including 1977’s Exodus, anointed Best Album of the Century by Time Magazine, and “One Love,” named Song of the Millennium by BBC. Spin Magazine listed Bob Marley & The Wailers […]

    BETSAYDA MACHADO
    Venezuelan tambor @ 6th Global BASH

    Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    THIS SHOW HAS MOVED TO CAIN’S BALLROOM. FREE, ALL-AGES WELCOME. Betsayda Machado was raised in a small village El Clavo in the region of Barlovento, in coastal Venezuela. Her recent rural recordings with lifelong friends in the ensemble Parranda El Clavo brought new attention to the infectiously percussive and danceable Venezuelan Afro-soul music and dance known as […]

    NIGHTINGALE
    American soul @ 6th Global BASH

    Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO CAIN’S BALLROOM – FREE, ALL-AGES WELCOME. Nightingale’s signature blend of folk, indie, and soul put the band in front of big crowds when it earned a spot at the Hanson Brothers’ high-profile Hop Jam festival. The Tulsa outfit continues to draw crowds with electric performances, most notably […]

    CHANGUI MAJADERO
    infectiously danceable Cuban roots music @ 6th Global BASH

    Friday, April 12, 2019 | 9:45 pm - 11:45 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $15
    Changüí is the predecessor of Son Cubano & Salsa, a style of music specifically from the region of Guantanamo, Cuba. Its origins can be traced back to the 1800s, during the days of slavery. Changüí is to Cuba & Latin America what the blues & early jazz is to American music: the roots, the foundation of the popular Latin music we hear today.

    Sustainable Wine Tasting & Cuban Music
    @ 6th Global BASH

    Friday, April 12, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $35
    Join us for an evening of top-shelf, sustainably produced wines and great Cuban music. OK Roots Music is teaming with Duet and Provisions Fine Beverage Purveyors for a wine tasting featuring a fleet of superb wines that have connections to Cuba & world music, followed by a concert with one of today’s best Cuban bands. […]

    NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS
    Hill Country Jamrock @ 6th Global BASH

    Friday, April 12, 2019 | 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    FREE
    NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS pay homage to crunchy country blues while simultaneously pushing it into contemporary relevance with fatback funk, electronic innovation, slippery soul, and unadulterated rock & roll. Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther (guitar and vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, piano, synth bass, programming and vocals), the brothers have been making music together all […]

    THE WAILERS headline 6th annual Global music fest
    Global BASH

    Friday, April 12, 2019 - Saturday, April 13, 2019
    | , OK
    FREE
    ALL GUTHRIE GREEN EVENTS FOR SATURDAY HAVE MOVED TO CAIN’S BALLROOM. FREE, ALL-AGES WELCOME. THE WAILERS, NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS & many more play this free multi-day swirl of sights, sounds, smells and tastes from around the world. Our 6th annual BASH has expanded to two days and features music, circus acts, bellydancing, African drumming, kids’ arts activities, community booths, […]

    Paul Benjaman Band

    Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 8:00 pm
    American Theatre Company | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Tulsa Roots Music celebrates 5 years of free music programming with a free party featuring the Paul Benjaman Band, a beer and wine bar, and gourmet pizza service by Bohemian Wood Fired Pizza. Tulsa is a finalist in a national competition for $25,000 to expand our free music programming on Guthrie Green in 2018. So […]

    1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
    Combsy

    Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    Chris Combs is a Tulsa-based composer, guitarist and producer and a member of the jazz/experimental ensemble, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. He has worked in various session and production roles for studios around the country, as well as collaborating with a diverse array of musicians from Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band) to Brad Walker (Sturgill Simpson) […]

    1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
    Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet

    Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Delfeayo Marsalis is one of today’s top jazz trombonists, composers and producers. He shares with his father, Ellis, and brothers (Branford, Wynton and Jason) the nation’s highest jazz honor: National Endowment for the Arts’ Jazz Masters Award. Delfeayo is perhaps the most traditionally New Orleans of the Crescent City’s first family of jazz, known for […]

    1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
    Reflejos Flamencos

    Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Reflejos Flamencos has performed Spanish music and dance for over 20 years with many of Spain’s top artists. Guitarist Johnny Beard has been playing for four decades. He studied with well known musicians such as René Heredia, Roberto Castellón, Pedro Cuadra, and Chuscales, and he has performed at many flamenco festivals. He has entertained countless […]

    1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
    Rio Mira

    Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A marimba supergroup consisting of some of the most respected musicians from Colombia and Ecuador, Rio Mira’s music is the sonic rejoining of the region known as El Pacífico Sur, one connected by history, ecology and culture and divided by the national borders of Ecuador and Colombia. The people throughout this area have similar music, […]

    1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
    Mike Cameron Collective

    Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Mike Cameron is a Tulsa-based saxophonist, composer and woodwind instructor specializing in improvisation that spans many musical genres. He leads and writes original music for the Mike Cameron Collective, an ever-changing ensemble of some of Oklahoma’s most exciting musicians. Cameron has performed professionally with the Count Basie Orchestra, The Temptations, The O’Jays, Little Anthony and […]

    1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
    Inspyral

    Saturday, October 6, 2018
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Inspyral’s Jeremy and Kelsey Philo bring spectacular roving atmospheric entertainment to this year’s FETE. All day long and into the night, audiences will be wowed with stilt walking, juggling, hula hooping, LED glow dancing, and children’s entertainment, including interactive juggling and plate-spinning for kids. Jeremy and Kelsey met at a park in Norman, Oklahoma on […]

    1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
    The Bad Plus

    Friday, October 5, 2018 | 9:45 pm - 11:59 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $10
    “One of the great, true groups in jazz of the past 25 years.”—Joshua Redman. The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Consisting of founding […]

    1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
    Wine Tasting and Duet Jazz Club Sneak Peek

    Friday, October 5, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    $35
    This weekend is all about top-shelf wines and world-class jazz. Join Tulsa Roots Music, Duet, and Provisions Fine Beverage Purveyors for a jazz-themed wine tasting featuring superb wines that have lyrical connections to jazz and/or New Orleans. Guests arrive at 9pm and are greeted with a glass of Robert Moncuit Blanc de Blancs Champagne. WINE […]

    1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
    Yemen Blues

    Friday, October 5, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    “Quite simply, one of the most exciting bands in world…” —Time Out Chicago. In 2010, singer and composer Ravid Kahalani gathered top musicians from NYC, Uruguay and Tel Aviv, who mixed Yemenite, West African and jazz influences. Mambo and North African rhythms create a joyful and deep foundation, while the vocals evoke ancient Arabic chants […]

    1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
    BTW Jazz Combo

    Friday, October 5, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Booker T. Washington High School is a place of learning steeped in a musical heritage that dates back 100 years. The BTW Jazz Combo consists of the most accomplished members of BTW’s Jazz Ensemble.

    1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

    Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 10:00 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    It’s finally here: Tulsa’s world-class jazz club! Join us for the grand opening, featuring two shows by New Orleans native Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, a two-time Edison Award winning and Grammy Award nominated trumpeter, composer and producer. His musical tutelage began under the direction of his uncle, legendary sax innovator […]

    1st annual Wine, Jazz, and World FETE
    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

    Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 8:00 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    It’s finally here: Tulsa’s world-class jazz club! Join us for the grand opening, featuring two shows by New Orleans native Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, a two-time Edison Award winning and Grammy Award nominated trumpeter, composer and producer. His musical tutelage began under the direction of his uncle, legendary sax innovator […]

    1st annual
    Wine, Jazz, and World FETE

    Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 8:00 pm - Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 11:59 pm
    LowDown | Tulsa, OK
    The greatest jazz and world artists, fine wines, delicious culinary offerings, performance art, kids and family activities. Join us for the inaugural celebration FREE on Guthrie Green and at Tulsa’s new Duet jazz club. There’s music everywhere…enjoy. The engagement of Rio Mira is funded through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of […]

    7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Son Volt

    Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Jay Farrar, the creative force behind Son Volt, is still not as old as his voice, an ageless gift which sounds something like old timber looks: simple, durable, weathered, unplanned. The band’s Notes of Blue, much heavier on fingerpicking that previous albums, is the 20th studio album to which Farrar has lent his voice and […]

    7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Perizad and Elysium Bellydance

    Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Perizad spent many years studying music, theater and improv. In 2007, she became captivated by the grace and sensuality of belly dance, began taking classes, and since then has studied with such masters as Mahmoud Reda of Egypt and Sabah of the Bellydance Superstars. A RAWartists 2012 Performance Artist of the Year, she has performed […]

    7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    The Plateros

    Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    If Santana and Los Lonely Boys had a child, they would name it The Plateros. This three-piece power blues-rock trio hails from the eastern Navajo Nation. A family band, they formed in 2004 and made their mark the following year with an explosive 20-minute set on the “Reach The Rez” stage at Gathering of Nations, […]

    7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Perizad and Elysium Bellydance

    Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Perizad spent many years studying music, theater and improv. In 2007, she became captivated by the grace and sensuality of belly dance, began taking classes, and since then has studied with such masters as Mahmoud Reda of Egypt and Sabah of the Bellydance Superstars. A RAWartists 2012 Performance Artist of the Year, she has performed […]

    7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Paul Thorn

    Sunday, September 23, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Paul Thorn’s muscular, joyous roots music is bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, “full of heart and humor and surprises and street-wise details of trailer parks and turnip greens and love and lust that have the unmistakable ring of truth,” in the words of fan Kris Kristofferson. Born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, Thorn worked in […]

    7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Weston Horn and The Hush

    Sunday, September 23, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The heartchild of Weston Horn and his culmination of 15 years of playing and writing music, The Hush is an 8-piece ensemble, half of which is a thick-and-juicy horn section. Fan’s have lovingly nicknamed the band “The Foo’s Brothers” because The Hush brings the same raw rock-n-roll energy as The Foo Fighters, but tempered with […]

    7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Golden Dragon Taekwondo

    Sunday, September 23, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Master Seo, a former Korean National Taekwondo athlete,is the owner and head trainer at Golden Dragon Taekwondo. The Golden Dragon Demonstration Team will showcase a variety of taekwondo techniques on the Guthrie Green lawn and Master Seo’s athletes will also be available to answer questions and talk to kids and adults interested in learning more […]

    7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Big Sam’s Funky Nation

    Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    “When you see us live or listen to our records, we’re all going to have a good time,” says frontman “Big Sam” Williams. “That’s what funk is all about. That’s what New Orleans is all about. That’s what Big Sam’s Funky Nation is all about. If you come to a show, you’re going to party. […]

    7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

    Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Curley Taylor and his band, Zydeco Trouble, hail from the heart of Creole country in Louisiana. Taylor’s soulful vocals and the band’s hard-driving zydeco dance beats are the product of musicians who have been deeply immersed in the unique, deeply authentic music of Central Louisiana all their lives. Taylor began his professional career at 16 […]

    7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Monhollon Bros.

    Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    This trio from Tulsa focuses on djembe and dunun rhythms from Guinea and Mali. They will lead a West African drumming circle on the grass prior to Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble’s performance.

    7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Bob Schneider

    Sunday, September 9, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    One of Austin’s most celebrated musicians, Bob Schneider is one of the most versatile, inventive, and engaging songwriters working today. With little national press or major label support, he has managed to become one of the biggest acts in Texas, with a fiercely loyal and fast growing following. Schneider has won more Austin Music Awards […]

    7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Dylan Wagman

    Sunday, September 9, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Dylan Wagman, a sophomore at Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington High School has been drumming for seven years. Performing solo this Sunday, Dylan will be back with members of the BTW HS Jazz Ensemble on Friday, Oct. 5 For our Wine, Jazz and World Fete.

    7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Levi Parham

    Sunday, September 9, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    ”Perhaps it’s something in the water—the same iron-heavy tap drink that Woody Guthrie sipped on as a young man—that leads to an inherited sense of melody. Whatever it is, Levi Parham has it.” —The Bluegrass Situation A native of McAlester, Oklahoma, Parham’s music draws on the rich songwriting traditions of his home state, with varying […]

    7th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Calliope Youth Circus

    Sunday, September 9, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Calliope Youth Circus is back with a program of exciting aerials and acrobatics on the lawn. Calliope offers a unique and challenging program in which Tulsa’s youth push themselves above and beyond their own expectations by immersing themselves in the circus arts. In a play-based, non-competitive environment, kids develop self-discipline, body respect and confidence. Calliope […]

    7th annual
    Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green

    Sunday, September 9, 2018 | 3:00 pm - Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Each Sunday is a festival! We are proud to present a month of FREE Sunday concerts on Guthrie Green, in the heart of the Tulsa Arts District. Enjoy internationally touring rock, Latin, blues, folk, and world music. Plus performance arts, OK craft brews, local cuisine, and more. Bring the kids for great family activities and […]

    Monte Montgomery

    Friday, April 27, 2018 | 7:30 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    Named one of the “Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitar Players” by Guitar Player Magazine, Monte Montgomery has resisted the temptation to be just a guitar slinger from Austin, in large part by honing his chops as a triple threat: songwriter, singer and master musician. The virtuoso guitar licks and trademark arrangements fans expect are there, […]

    5th annual Global BASH
    Michael Franti

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Michael Franti believes in using music as a vehicle for positive change. He is revered for his high-energy live shows: a potent blend of rock, folk, reggae and hip-hop that fulfills his mission of making impassioned music you can dance to. Franti channels frustration into music that’s both thought-provoking and triumphantly hopeful. Once an outlier […]

    5th annual Global BASH
    Monhollon Bros.

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    This trio from Tulsa focuses on djembe and dunun rhythms from Guinea and Mali. They will lead a West African drumming circle on the grass prior to Michael Franti’s headline performance.

    5th annual Global BASH
    Henry Zoellner

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    We first cottoned onto Henry Zoellner during an elementary school talent show in which the young singer/multi-instrumentalist gave a stunning performance more evocative of a professional touring artist than a young, aspiring musician from Tulsa. He was given his first full-size acoustic drum set at age 5 and has since learned to play keys, ukulele, […]

    5th annual Global BASH
    Felix y Los Gatos

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Formed in 2004, New Mexico’s Felix Y Los Gatos swims in a danceable musical stew of zydeco, Tex-Mex, blues, and Django Reinhardt-esque gypsy jazz. Founding members Felix Peralta (vocals, guitar) and D.B. Gomez (button accordion) came together by way of open mics in the Albuquerque University area. Peralta spent his childhood watching his family play […]

    5th annual Global BASH
    Golden Dragon Taekwondo

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Master Seo,a former Korean National Taekwondo athlete,is the owner and head trainer at Golden Dragon Taekwondo. The Golden Dragon Demonstration Team will showcase a variety of taekwondo techniques on the Guthrie Green lawn as part of this year’s Global BASH. Master Seo’s athletes will also be available to answer questions and talk to kids and […]

    5th annual Global BASH
    Perizad and Elysium Bellydance

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A seasoned entertainer, Perizad spent many years studying music, theater and improv. In 2007, she became captivated by the grace and sensuality of belly dance and began taking classes at the Belly Dance Academy of Tulsa. Since then, she has studied with such masters as Mahmoud Reda of Egypt, Sabah of the Bellydance Superstars, Princess […]

    5th annual Global BASH
    Local Hero

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 4:40 pm - 5:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    This long-time Tulsa-based reggae band (23 years and counting), led by vocalist-bassist Doc James, started in 1985 when Doc, a Virgin Islander who relocated to Tulsa, met Rich Brown, who was drumming for the Streetpeople, a pioneer Oklahoma reggae outfit. The two cut some studio tracks, were soon gigging, and released their first album, Crossover, […]

    5th annual Global BASH
    Perizad and Elysium Bellydance

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A seasoned entertainer, Perizad spent many years studying music, theater and improv. In 2007, she became captivated by the grace and sensuality of belly dance and began taking classes at the Belly Dance Academy of Tulsa. Since then, she has studied with such masters as Mahmoud Reda of Egypt, Sabah of the Bellydance Superstars, Princess […]

    5th annual Global BASH
    Engine Room Boxing

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The Engine Room fight team and trainers will be demonstrating boxing fundamentals at the BASH, providing younger audience members the opportunity to safely learn and practice basic boxing skills. Aaron Sloan opened the Engine Room Boxing Gym in Tulsa’s Pearl District in 2015, offering both competition and fitness training. Sloan is a registered cardiac nurse, […]

    5th annual Global BASH
    Inspyral

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Inspyral’s Jeremy and Kelsey Philo bring spectacular roving atmospheric entertainment to this year’s Global BASH. All day long and into the night, audiences will be wowed with stilt walking, juggling, hula hooping, LED glow dancing, and children’s entertainment, including interactive juggling and plate-spinning for kids. Jeremy and Kelsey met at a park in Norman, Oklahoma […]

    5th annual Global BASH
    Calliope Youth Circus

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Calliope Youth Circus is back with a program of exciting aerials and acrobatics on the lawn. Calliope offers a unique and challenging program in which Tulsa’s youth push themselves above and beyond their own expectations by immersing themselves in the circus arts. In a play-based, non-competitive environment, kids develop self-discipline, body respect and confidence. Calliope […]

    5th annual
    Global BASH

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Tulsa’s truly global, FREE, all-day, eclectic roots music festival featuring internationally touring artists on the main stage, the best local acts, performance artists, kids’ activities, community booths, and local cuisine, craft brews and wines. See you on the Green! FeaturingMICHAEL FRANTIFELIX Y LOS GATOSLOCAL HEROINSPYRALMONHOLLON BROS. AFRICAN DRUMMINGPERIZAD and ELYSIUM BELLYDANCEENGINE ROOM BOXINGGOLDEN DRAGON TAEKWONDOHENRY […]

    Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

    Friday, October 27, 2017 | 8:00 pm
    American Theatre Company | Tulsa, OK
    The country blues is a gift of 20th century American music, and it’s awesome to see a band tap into its legacy with so much gusto and original vision. – Music City Roots. The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band—embraced equally by traditional country-blues, indie rock, and punk audiences—plays an infectious, updated version of the sound […]

    6th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Indigenous

    Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    As one of today’s premier guitarists, Indigenous front man Mato Nanji has captivated audiences with his Hendrix-like prowess ever since coming on the scene with his family band’s award-winning 1998 debut Things We Do. The blues world immediately took notice of the young native musicians from the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. A prestigious […]

    6th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Joan Soriano

    Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Born in the rural countryside near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano fashioned his first guitar from a tin can and fishing line and has never looked back. Soriano plays steel string bachata with equal parts romance and grit. The Afro-infused rhythm that permeates his music has made him a favorite among dancers. […]

    6th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Tulsa Touch

    Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A local dance team that promotes Latin dance, Tulsa Touch is an official performing team of the global Island Touch dance family, which boasts 130 teams around the globe and 1500+ members. Island Touch was created by the world-famous bachata dance couple Jorge “Ataca” Burgos and Tanja “La Alemana” Kensinger. The dancers of Tulsa Touch […]

    6th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Black Joe Lewis

    Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears celebrate groove-oriented soul and punked-up RandB. The Austin-based band’s music is bombastic and joyful, using gritty guitar tones and a Stax-style horn section to create intricate, danceable arrangements. Lewis grew up on the classic soul his father loved and the hip hop his friends played. Soul grounded him and […]

    6th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Ninet Tayeb

    Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Singer-songwriter, actress, model and DJ Ninet Tayeb is among the biggest entertainment figures in Israel, with a reputation for visceral, dynamic and potentially messy live performances. As incongruent as it seems today, Ninet first found success by winning Israeli Idol, launching her to instant fame. Her debut album went platinum in a day and yielded […]

    6th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Lightnin’ Malcolm

    Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    I saw Lightnin’ Malcolm with Kimbrough’s grandson, playing hip-hop drums against this grinding, excessive guitar thing. It was really good, fire baskets blazing and the stars over the Mississippi. Suddenly, I thought, Wow, how did I get here? —Robert Plant on how he found his “big voice” again. A charismatic and energetic guitarslinger with a […]

    6th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Pokey LaFarge

    Sunday, September 17, 2017 | 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Pokey LaFarge and his band thoroughly embrace and embody old-time country, blues and folk music. Born Andrew Heissler in Bloomington in 1983, LaFarge developed an early interest in all things American roots, especially music. By his teens he was adept at guitar, mandolin and banjo. After high school he adopted the nickname Pokey and hit […]

    6th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Leyla McCalla

    Sunday, September 17, 2017 | 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A Haitian-American who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, McCalla plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy and elegant, soulful and witty, vibrating with three centuries of history. Offbeat calls her songs […]

    6th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Riverfield Rocks

    Sunday, September 17, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Big thanks to Riverfield Country Day School for sponsoring the day’s activities and for showcasing its many talented student ensembles from Riverfield’s well regarded rock band program (which has earned accolades as one of the best in the country), its younger Blue Raven Singers, and its celebrated Drum Line. We are happy to present Riverfield’s […]

    6th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Fantastic Negrito

    Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Fantastic Negrito is a man’s struggle and redemption told in the form of black roots music. Each song the true story of a musician from Oakland who experienced the highs of a million dollar record deal, the lows of a near-fatal car accident that put him in a coma, and now a creative rebirth. Negrito’s […]

    6th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Spoonfed Tribe

    Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Spoonfed Tribe’s live shows combine walls of percussion, psychedelic sonics and mind-expanding visuals. Ambidextrous players, a vibrant stage presence, and a rich, kaleidoscopic sound that consistently defies categorization are the band’s enduring hallmarks. This group of musicians and visual artists came together in the Ft. Worth area in 1999 and has since performed at major […]

    6th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Carter Sampson

    Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Oklahoma City-based singer-songwriter Carter Sampson is a soulful country singer with a penchant for penning songs about heartbreak and the open road. Her fourth and latest album, Wilder Side, hearkens to the classic country of Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris and features fellow Okies Ali Harter and John Moreland, who beautifully complement Sampson’s big and […]

    6th annual
    Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green

    Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 2:30 pm - Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    In collaboration with George Kaiser Family Foundation, we are proud to present 4 consecutive Sundays of FREE concerts on Guthrie Green, in the heart of Tulsa’s thriving arts district. Enjoy world-class reggae, rock, Latin, blues, folk, world music, and performance arts. Plus OK craft brews, gourmet food trucks, Mr. Nice Guys tacos on the Dock, […]

    Ruthie Foster

    Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 2:00 pm
    Gilcrease Museum Auditorium | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Tulsa Roots Music and Gilcrease Museum conclude this year’s Music on Exhibit series with a special Mother’s Day concert featuring soul-blueswoman Ruthie Foster. Music on Exhibit is a series of Sunday concerts featuring internationally recognized artists at the museum’s Tom Gilcrease, Jr. Auditorium. The concerts are free with museum admission. Ruthie Foster was born in […]

    4th annual Global BASH
    Los Lobos

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    “We’re a Mexican-American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it’s perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way,” says Louie Perez, the primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, who headline this year’s GLOBAL BASH. “We live out loud most of the time […]

    4th annual Global BASH
    Arthur Thompson Drums

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Arthur Thompson started drumming when he was four years old. He has performed and recorded with bassist Marcus Miller, singer-songwriter Toby Keith, and saxophonist Tom Braxton, but he’s best known as the drummer for Tulsa’s own much-loved and sorely-missed Wayman Tisdale. Arthur uses his music to teach and heal – helping at-risk students learn mathematical […]

    4th annual Global BASH
    Young Dubliners

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    ”There are no gimmicky drinking songs. This is like a pint of honest rock music with a shot of Irish flair dropped in for extra kick.” Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called “Celtic Rock,” that label is somewhat misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it’s not the only influence—after all, […]

    4th annual Global BASH
    City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums has been performing since 1976. Under the direction of Pipe Major Bill Tetrick (a former Pipe Major for the 7th US Calvary Pipes and Drums), the ensemble has competed throughout the region, acquiring numerous honors and awards for both group and individual piping and drumming. COTPD regularly performs at […]

    4th annual Global BASH
    Sister Carol

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Reggae’s reigning queen, for nearly three decades, Sister Carol has been a trailblazer for women in reggae. She is a Grammy-nominated singer, DJ, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, educator and humanitarian whose work is infused with social consciousness and rich with Jamaican cultural heritage—so much so that she is often referred to by fans and peers as […]

    4th annual Global BASH
    Perizad and Elysium Bellydance

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A seasoned entertainer, Perizad spent many years studying music, theater and improv. In 2007, she became captivated by the grace and sensuality of belly dance and began taking classes at the Belly Dance Academy of Tulsa. Since then, she has studied with such masters as Mahmoud Reda of Egypt, Sabah of the Bellydance Superstars, Princess […]

    4th annual Global BASH
    Reflejos Flamencos

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Reflejos Flamencos has performed Spanish music and dance for over 20 years with many of Spain’s top artists. Guitarist Johnny Beard has been playing for four decades. He studied with well known musicians such as René Heredia, Roberto Castellón, Pedro Cuadra, and Chuscales, and he has performed at many flamenco festivals. He has entertained countless […]

    4th annual Global BASH
    Engine Room Live Boxing

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Live sparring on Guthrie Green with professional and amateur boxers presented by Tulsa’s The Engine Room Boxing Gym. Participants include Tulsa’s Mayra Hernandez, undefeated women’s pro boxer and current NAMA (North American Midwest Association) Belt Holder, and 2015 Ringside World Champion, Andre “Slim” Brown.

    4th annual
    Global BASH

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Oklahoma’s truly global, FREE, all-day, eclectic roots music festival kicking off the Guthrie Green concert season and featuring major internationally touring artists on the main stage, the best local acts, performance artists, a kids’ tent with arts activities, community, sustainability and OK-made booths, and local food, craft brews and wines. There’s music everywhere…see you on […]

    Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

    Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 2:00 pm
    Gilcrease Museum Auditorium | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Tulsa Roots Music and Gilcrease are proud to present Music on Exhibit, a series of Sunday concerts featuring internationally recognized artists at the museum’s Tom Gilcrease, Jr. Auditorium. The concerts are free with museum admission. Curley Taylor and his band, Zydeco Trouble, hail from the heart of Creole country in Louisiana. Taylor’s soulful vocals and […]

    John Fullbright

    Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 2:00 pm
    Gilcrease Museum Auditorium | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Mr. Fullbright joins the lineage of terse Southwestern songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, sticking to a few folky chords and reaching for unassailable clarity.—New York Times. Tulsa Roots Music and Gilcrease are proud to present Music on Exhibit, a series of Sunday concerts featuring internationally recognized artists at the museum’s Tom Gilcrease, […]

    Monte Montgomery

    Friday, March 10, 2017 | 7:30 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    Named one of the “Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitar Players” by Guitar Player Magazine, Monte Montgomery has resisted the temptation to be just a guitar slinger from Austin, in large part by honing his chops as a triple threat: songwriter, singer and master musician. The virtuoso guitar licks and trademark arrangements fans expect are there, […]

    Band of Heathens

    Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 7:30 pm
    American Theatre Company | Tulsa, OK
    Taking their inspiration from classic American rock groups like Drive-By Truckers and the Allman Brothers, BOH’s style blends classic rock, folk, country and soul music together. BOH has been honored as “Best New Band” at the Austin Music Awards, and has been nominated in various categories at the “Americana Music Awards” over the past several […]

    Byron Berline Band

    Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 2:00 pm
    Gilcrease Museum Auditorium | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Tulsa Roots Music and Gilcrease are proud to present Music on Exhibit, a series of Sunday concerts featuring internationally recognized artists at the museum’s Tom Gilcrease, Jr. Auditorium. The concerts are free with museum admission. We kick off the series with Byron Berline, perhaps the most accomplished bluegrass and Western swing fiddle player in the […]

    Billy Strings

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 7:30 pm
    American Theatre Company | Tulsa, OK
    Imagine taking a hardcore heavy metal band like Pantera and cramming all that energy into the body of a 23-year-old bluegrass guitarist. That’s Billy Strings, who will take the stage in Tulsa with a full band. He tears up the stage during his set, grimacing, growling, head-banging and tearing the holy sh*t out of a […]

    5th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Count Tutu

    Sunday, October 2, 2016 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Count Tutu is a fun-fun-fun 11-piece funking horn outfit from Tulsa led by Nathan Wright and Mike Cameron. Its high energy dance music draws from Fela Kuti, James Brown and Rage Against the Machine. Since their first show in July 2015, Count Tutu has packed houses in Tulsa, booked the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in […]

    5th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Knox Hamilton

    Sunday, October 2, 2016 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Fueled by the similar staples within their collective musical taste, the members of Little Rock-based Knox Hamilton blend laid-back guitar riffs and catchy bass lines with rhythmic drum beats and soaring vocals to produce a pop soundscape that’s as likely to make you want to visit the beach as it is to move your feet. […]

    5th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Riverfield Rocks

    Sunday, October 2, 2016
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Big thanks to Riverfield Country Day School for sponsoring the day’s activities and for showcasing its many talented student ensembles from Riverfield’s well regarded rock band program, which has earned accolades as one of the best in the country. We are happy to present an expanded palette of Riverfield’s most talented students at Tulsa Roots […]

    5th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    James McMurtry

    Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Fuses wry, literate observations about the world with the snarl of barroom rock. —NPR. Widely considered one of the finest songwriters of his generation, James McMurtry’s song stories teem with workingman’s angst. His colorful characters—painted with deep sensitivity for the human condition—are usually downtrodden and lovelorn, sometimes funny, and often violent. His band pounds out […]

    5th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Herencia de Timbiqui

    Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A mouthwatering pot of flavors and sounds.—Sounds and Colours Magazine. In a big-band-like orchestra of instruments, influences of salsa, jazz and even funk meet folkloric roots. Colombia’s Herencia de Timbiquí works to preserve the ancestral roots of the marimba de chonta, and traditional instruments such as the bombo, cununos and guasá, combining them with a […]

    5th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Grazzhopper

    Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    “Growing up in the country, I was heavily influenced by my surroundings and my family,” says Grazzhopper frontman Cody Brewer, who hails from Leonard, Oklahoma. “My father and grandfather instilled the basic building blocks of bluegrass and country and from that foundation, I have developed a more complex sound from my later musical influences in […]

    5th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Sly and Robbie and the Taxi Gang

    Sunday, September 18, 2016 | 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Sly Dunbar (drums) and Robbie Shakespeare (bass) are the premiere architects of modern Jamaican music. Widely acknowledged as reggae’s greatest rhythm section, the pair has arranged, produced, or played with every prominent Jamaican artist from Beenie Man to Gregory Isaacs, and with many artists outside reggae including Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Santana, […]

    5th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    The 1491s

    Sunday, September 18, 2016 | 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A collective of American Indian writers, filmmakers, visual and traditional artists, the 1491s’ distinctly indigenous brand of satire has drawn a sizable following, with a YouTube channel viewership of more than two million. In their own words: “The 1491s are a sketch comedy group based in the wooded ghettos of Minnesota and buffalo grass of […]

    5th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Kalyn Fay

    Sunday, September 18, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Capable of inducing tears with its harsh truths….Kalyn Fay will steal your heart. –Bucket Full of Nails. This young Cherokee songstress grew up neck-deep in the Bible Belt, but found her unique voice after venturing beyond worship music. While finishing her undergrad degree in 2012, she began writing her own music, and by the following […]

    5th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Hayes Carll

    Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Carll has a voice as tough and relentless as a late-night Lone Star brawl and a lyric sensibility worthy of an M.F.A. creative-writing seminar. –The New Yorker. “Hayes Carll is an inheritor of the Texas songwriting tradition that includes Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle. He’s highly romantic and highly literary and sometimes, it seems, […]

    5th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Green Corn Rebellion

    Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Green Corn Rebellion weaves through genres and styles past and present: from swampy backwoods grooves, lush choral harmonies and jazz-infused chords couched within ragged, dirt road Okie tunes, to experimental indie rock shot through with Stax-inspired soul…with an easygoing accessibility and tunefulness. –Tulsa People. Green Corn’s expansive roots rock is the brainchild of songwriter-picker-pianist Chris […]

    5th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Travis Linville

    Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    There’s something inexplicably authentic about Oklahoma’s Travis Linville that has carried him from dive bars and classrooms to The Tonight Show and esteemed theaters and festivals across the globe. Linville is legendary regionally for his work in the now-defunct Burtschi Brothers and for his behind-the-scenes influence—including producing John Fullbright’s first album and teaching guitar lessons […]

    5th annual
    Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green

    Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 2:30 pm - Sunday, October 2, 2016 | 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    We are proud to present 4 consecutive Sundays of free concerts on Guthrie Green, in the heart of Tulsa’s thriving Arts District, featuring 3-5 acts per day. Enjoy world-class reggae, ska, rock, Latin, blues, folk, world music, and performance arts. Plus OK craft brews, local cuisine, and community booths. Thanks to Zarrow Center for providing […]

    David Lindley

    Friday, May 6, 2016 | 7:30 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    What he played did as much to form my music as my writing those songs…one of the great slide players of all time. —Jackson Browne. David Lindley is a Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist who redefines the word “eclectic.” His instrument rack is packed with exotic string instruments, including the acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, electric lap steel […]

    3rd annual Global BASH
    Fishbone

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 8:15 pm - 9:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Fishbone has been trailblazing its way through ska, funk, punk, and rock fusion for 25 groundbreaking, horn-laden years. The band sprouted in Los Angeles’ burgeoning, alt-rock scene in the mid-‘80s, their sound often imitated, but never duplicated. Angelo Moore’s ability to combine thought-provoking, humorous social commentary with Fishbone’s frenzied, up-tempo music and frantic, euphorically entertaining […]

    3rd annual Global BASH
    Dirty Dozen Brass Band

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the […]

    3rd annual Global BASH
    Arlene Gould

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A multinational mix of Caribbean and Israeli Roots by origin, Arlene Gould spent years honing her craft in the Israeli music scene, where she took off as a musician-songwriter and left a footprint on the popular music of the region, appearing on Israeli television and performing with her band throughout the country. A vocalist of […]

    3rd annual Global BASH
    Count Tutu

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Count Tutu is an eleven-piece funking horn outfit from Tulsa led by Nathan Wright and Mike Cameron. Its high energy dance music draws from Fela Kuti, James Brown and Rage Against the Machine. Since their first show in July 2015, Count Tutu has packed houses in Tulsa, booked the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in Aruba, […]

    3rd annual
    Global BASH

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Tulsa Roots Music and Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in partnership with George Kaiser Family Foundation, present Global BASH 2016. Last year 3,500 happy people turned up at the second installment of Tulsa’s truly global, FREE, all-day, eclectic roots music festival kicking off the Guthrie Green concert season and featuring major internationally touring artists on […]

    Tony Furtado

    Friday, April 1, 2016 | 7:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    “Tony Furtado is a major musical force without a doubt. He has his black-belt in voice and bottleneck guitar and his banjo playing scares the crap out of me.” – David Lindley, musical adventurer. Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony […]

    Monte Montgomery

    Friday, February 5, 2016 | 7:30 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    $30
    Named one of the “Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitar Players” by Guitar Player Magazine, Monte Montgomery has resisted the temptation to be just a guitar slinger from Austin, in large part by honing his chops as a triple threat: songwriter, singer and master musician. The virtuoso guitar licks and trademark arrangements fans expect are there, […]

    Tim O’Brien

    Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    A master of American folk music, Irish music, Scottish music—it doesn’t matter. A fine songwriter and one of my favorite singers.—Mark Knopfler. Tim O’Brien’s uncanny intersection of traditional and contemporary songwriting, dedication to a vast and ever-expanding array of instruments, and ongoing commitment to unique and challenging musical scenarios has earned him a key place […]

    Rory Block

    Friday, October 23, 2015 | 7:30 pm
    American Theatre Company | Tulsa, OK
    $25
    Some of the most singular and affecting country blues anyone—man or woman, black or white, old or young—has cut in recent years. —Rolling Stone. After a fantastic first show at the warm and intimate American Theatre Company with Old Crow Medicine Show’s Willie Watson, we are jazzed to return to this great venue with blueswoman […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    John Fullbright Band

    Sunday, October 4, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Mr. Fullbright joins the lineage of terse Southwestern songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, sticking to a few folky chords and reaching for unassailable clarity. —New York Times. From the Ground Up, this Bearden, OK native’s 2012 debut studio album, garnered a Grammy nomination for “Americana Album of the Year.” A Tulsa favorite, […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Tulsa Latin Style

    Sunday, October 4, 2015 | 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Tulsa Latin Style is a traditional 12-piece Latin jazz and salsa ensemble under the direction of bandleader Ramon Rivera Serrano and conguero Phillip Poitras. Members hail from Puerto Rico, Peru, Cuba, Mexico and the US, and the ensemble explores many regions and styles, including salsa, samba and bossa nova. Thanks to Bank of Oklahoma for […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Grupo Cimarrón

    Sunday, October 4, 2015 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    From the cattle rearing, Llanos Orientales region of Colombia, Grupo Cimarron performs the festive dance music of “joropo,” a fiercely virtuoso display of rippling melodies and powerful rhythms combining Andalusia, Indigenous, and African roots. Led by harpist Carlos Rojas, these musicians seek to explore and experiment with their rich heritage while retaining the essence of […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Perizad and Elysium Bellydance

    Sunday, October 4, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A seasoned entertainer, Perizad spent many years studying music, theater and improv. In 2007, she became captivated by the grace and sensuality of belly dance and began taking classes at the Belly Dance Academy of Tulsa. Since then, she has studied with such masters as Mahmoud Reda of Egypt, Sabah of the Bellydance Superstars, Princess […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Tulsa Latin Style

    Sunday, October 4, 2015 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Tulsa Latin Style is a traditional 12-piece Latin jazz and salsa ensemble under the direction of bandleader Ramon Rivera Serrano and conguero Phillip Poitras. Members hail from Puerto Rico, Peru, Cuba, Mexico and the US, and the ensemble explores many regions and styles, including salsa, samba and bossa nova. Thanks to Bank of Oklahoma for […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Shinyribs

    Sunday, September 27, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Former Gourds frontman Kevin Russell’s musical journey began in Beaumont,Texas at age 14, when he found a guitar, a sewing machine, a billy club and a box of comic books under his father’s bed. Luckily he chose the guitar. Following his family’s oil boom and bust migratory path, he landed in Shreveport, where he formed […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    American Aquarium

    Sunday, September 27, 2015 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Raleigh, NC’s American Aquarium brings a distinctly Southern perspective to its brand of rock and roll. A road-tested, hard touring outfit, AA’s live shows are full of Springsteen-esque bravado, old-school country lyrical heartbreak, and indie-rock introspection. Burn. Flicker. Die., the band’s 2012 release, was supposed to be its last. Powered by frontman BJ Barham’s skillfully […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Mykal Rose

    Sunday, September 20, 2015 | 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    For more than a quarter century, Mykal Rose has been performing his original brand of hardcore Jamaican music, both as the lead singer for Black Uhuru and as a solo artist. Rose has consistently remained one of reggae’s top internationally touring artists, even as different Jamaican musical styles have phased in and out of popularity. […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Leopold and His Fiction

    Sunday, September 20, 2015 | 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Leopold and His Fiction, featuring Daniel James, is a high-energy, soul-drenched, bare bones, rock and roll outfit. Hook-filled, RandB-tinged party rock, Leopold and His Fiction draw favorable comparisons to Jack White.

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Riverfield Rocks

    Sunday, September 20, 2015 | 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Big thanks to Riverfield Country Day School for sponsoring the day’s activities and for showcasing its many talented student ensembles from Riverfield’s well regarded rock band program, which has earned accolades as one of the best in the country. We are happy to present an expanded palette of Riverfield’s most talented students at Tulsa Roots […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Indigenous

    Sunday, September 13, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    As one of today’s premier guitarists, Indigenous front man Mato Nanji has captivated audiences with his Hendrix-like prowess ever since coming on the scene with his family band’s award-winning 1998 debut Things We Do. The blues world immediately took notice of the young native musicians from the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. A prestigious […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Cherokee Nation Singers and Storytellers

    Sunday, September 13, 2015 | 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    This Sunday is CHEROKEE NATION DAY on Guthrie Green. In addition to Mali’s Vieux Farka Touré and Native American blues-rockers Indigenous, featured performers will include artists from the Cherokee Nation. Tulsa Roots Music is so pleased to be collaborating with the Cherokee Nation on this special event. We are honored to be sharing our traditional […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Vieux Farka Toure w Julia Easterlin

    Sunday, September 13, 2015 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The son of the late Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré inherited his dad’s dazzlingly fluid phrasing but clearly also digs the fiery African blues rock of bands like Tinariwen…a crossover that slays. —Rolling Stone. The son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, Vieux is known for dazzling speed, dexterity and melodic intricacy on […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Cherokee Nation Singers and Storytellers

    Sunday, September 13, 2015 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    This Sunday is CHEROKEE NATION DAY on Guthrie Green. In addition to Mali’s Vieux Farka Touré and Native American blues-rockers Indigenous, featured performers will include artists from the Cherokee Nation. Tulsa Roots Music is so pleased to be collaborating with the Cherokee Nation on this special event. We are honored to be sharing our traditional […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Ben Miller Band

    Sunday, September 6, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Since its formation in 2004, this Joplin, Missouri trio has been channeling a century’s worth of wide-ranging influences (ages-old echoes of bluegrass, delta blues, Appalachian mountain music, barnburners and ballads ) into music that’s wholly contemporary, melodically catchy, and lyrically resonant—a singular stew they lovingly call “ozark stomp.” The band’s homespun, self-reliant approach extends to […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    The London Souls

    Sunday, September 6, 2015 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Singer/guitarist Tash Neal and drummer Chris St. Hilaire are New York City duo The London Souls. Their music is raucous, road-tested, psychedelic-kissed rock and roll. This young band has shared the stage with everyone from The Roots and Trombone Shorty to Taj Mahal. After a summer tour of Italy and Spain in support of Lenny […]

    4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Engine Room Live Boxing

    Sunday, September 6, 2015 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The Engine Room, Tulsa’s premier boxing gym, presents live boxing on the lawn.

    4th annual
    Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green

    Sunday, September 6, 2015 | 2:30 pm - Sunday, October 4, 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    SEPT 62:30-3:30 – ENGINE ROOM – live boxing3:30-4:30 – LONDON SOULS – rock/soul5:00-6:30 – BEN MILLER BAND – americana/rockOn the Grass: Engine Room live boxing 2:30-3:30 and 4:30-5:00 SEPT 13 (Cherokee Nation Day on Guthrie Green)2:30-3:00 – CHEROKEE PERFORMERS Tommy Wildcat (flute), Cherokee National Youth Choir3:00-4:15 – VIEUX FARKA TOURE w/ JULIA EASTERLIN – afro-pop4:45-6:30 […]

    Willie Watson

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 7:30 pm
    American Theatre Company | Tulsa, OK
    Looking like a man from leaner and meaner times, Willie Watson steps on stage with a quiet gravitas. But, when he opens his mouth and lets out that high lonesome vocal, you can hear him loud and clear. His debut solo album, Folk Singer Vol. 1, was produced by David Rawlings at Woodland Sound Studios, […]

    Paul Thorn

    Friday, August 21, 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    Paul Thorn’s muscular, joyous roots music is bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, “full of heart and humor and surprises and street-wise details of trailer parks and turnip greens and love and lust that have the unmistakable ring of truth,” in the words of fan Kris Kristofferson. Born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, Thorn worked in […]

    Awna Teixeira House Hootenanny and Chili Feed

    Friday, June 5, 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Private residence | Tulsa, OK
    Join us for Tulsa Roots Music’s first ever House Hootenanny, featuring Awna Teixeira, of Po’ Girl fame. Awna sings and plays a mix of old time mountain music and accordion-driven, old-world, Eastern European folk. Teixeira is best known for her work with Po’ Girl, one of Vancouver’s most impressive roots bands. They began touring internationally, […]

    2nd annual Global BASH
    Los Lonely Boys

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    While maintaining the infectiously melodic mix of bluesy rock ’n’ roll and rootsy soul that’s long endeared the three brothers who make up Los Lonely Boys to their fiercely loyal fan base, the band’s latest outing, Revelation (2014), adds an expansive range of new sonic elements—including conjunto and reggae. It’s the band’s first recording since […]

    2nd annual Global BASH
    Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    A boundary-trampling high-octane hybrid in which the lightning fast electrified licks of Kouyate are matched by the explosive energy of Driscoll’s rapidfire rhyming. —Songlines UK. US-born, England-based Joe Driscoll knows no French. Sekou Kouyate, who hails from the West African country of Guinea, speaks little English. But it turns out they have a whole lot […]

    2nd annual Global BASH
    The English Beat

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Along with their contemporaries The Specials, The Selecter, and Madness, the English Beat stands as one of the most popular and influential bands of the British Two Tone Ska movement, scoring iconic hits such as “Mirror in the Bathroom” and “Save it for Later” and touring with the likes of Talking Heads, The Pretenders, The […]

    2nd annual Global BASH
    Perizad of Elysium Bellydance

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A seasoned entertainer, Perizad spent many years studying music, theater and improv. In 2007, she became captivated by the grace and sensuality of belly dance and began taking classes at the Belly Dance Academy of Tulsa. Since then, she has studied with such masters as Mahmoud Reda of Egypt, Sabah of the Bellydance Superstars, Princess […]

    2nd annual Global BASH
    Rocky Dawuni

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Named one of Africa’s Top 10 global stars by CNN, Ghana-raised recording artist and humanitarian Rocky Dawuni straddles the boundaries among Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. with a progressive fusion of reggae, soul and traditional African sounds. Dawuni’s infectious grooves, dance-inducing anthems, humanitarian efforts and galvanizing performances have boosted him to the stages of […]

    2nd annual Global BASH
    Calliope Youth Circus

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Calliope Youth Circus offers a unique and challenging program in which Tulsa’s youth push themselves above and beyond their own expectations by immersing themselves in the circus arts. In a play-based, non-competitive environment, kids develop self-discipline, body respect and confidence. Calliope has provided programming for the Greater Tulsa YMCA, Tulsa Public Schools, Portico Dans and […]

    2nd annual Global BASH
    Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A boundary-trampling high-octane hybrid in which the lightning fast electrified licks of Kouyate are matched by the explosive energy of Driscoll’s rapidfire rhyming. —Songlines UK. US-born, England-based Joe Driscoll knows no French. Sekou Kouyate, who hails from the West African country of Guinea, speaks little English. But it turns out they have a whole lot […]

    2nd annual Global BASH
    Calliope Youth Circus

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Calliope Youth Circus offers a unique and challenging program in which Tulsa’s youth push themselves above and beyond their own expectations by immersing themselves in the circus arts. In a play-based, non-competitive environment, kids develop self-discipline, body respect and confidence. Calliope has provided programming for the Greater Tulsa YMCA, Tulsa Public Schools, Portico Dans and […]

    2nd annual
    Global BASH

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT….3500 happy people turned up throughout the day at the second installment of Tulsa’s truly global, FREE, all-day, eclectic roots music festival kicking off the Guthrie Green concert season and featuring major internationally touring artists on the main stage, the best local acts, performance artists, a children’s/family area with arts activities, […]

    Ray Wylie Hubbard

    Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    We highly recommend you purchase tickets in advance. Ray’s last concert at Tulsa Little Theatre sold out. Ray Wylie Hubbard may be a Texas music icon, but he started out in Red River, NM in the mid-1960s playing folk music and writing left-field songs like “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother,” made famous by Jerry […]

    Darrell Scott

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    ”He ranks as the most outstanding and underrated songwriters and performers in the United States today,” says Vintage Guitar of songwriter, in-demand instrumentalist, and acclaimed performer Darrell Scott. Born on a tobacco farm in Kentucky in 1959 and raised in California, Scott’s father was a steelworker by trade but a songwriter at heart. Soon Darrell […]

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    Nosotros

    Sunday, October 5, 2014 | 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Nosotros is a nine-piece, horn-drenched Latin music powerhouse that seamlessly combines rock, salsa, jazz and cumbia. The Santa Fe-based ensemble, easily one of the most popular bands in New Mexico, has recorded a handful of smoking records, including 2006’s Llena La Alma, engineered by Grammy-winning engineer Doug Geist. The song “Hermosa” was named as a […]

    3rd annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    The Band of Heathens

    Sunday, October 5, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Taking their inspiration from classic American rock groups like Drive-By Truckers and the Allman Brothers, BOH’s style blends classic rock, folk, country and soul music together. BOH has been honored as “Best New Band” at the Austin Music Awards, and has been nominated in various categories at the “Americana Music Awards” over the past several […]

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    Jones Family Singers

    Sunday, October 5, 2014 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    More than just a joyful noise. The three-generation gospel collective’s high-energy performances are the living embodiment of the indelible connection between the black church and its rock and soul offspring. —Austin Chronicle. “When a gospel band blows away the heathens at SXSW time after time, the rest of us should take notice,” says the Midwest […]

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    The Suffers

    Sunday, September 28, 2014 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The Suffers are a ten-piece phenomenon from Houston who are redefining the sound of Gulf Coast Soul, intertwining elements of classic soul with rock and roll, packing each position of the rhythm and big horn sections with talent, taste, and punch. Singer Kam Franklin has a, well, massive voice—a must for such a deliberately “horny” […]

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    Little Freddie King

    Sunday, September 28, 2014 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    We first cottoned onto Fread Martin, a.k.a. Little Freddie King, a some years back when he released his great You Don’t Know What I Know disc for Fat Possum, the great Mississippi label dedicated to overlooked older bluesmen who play gutsy, lo-fi blues. A hard-living character who has been playing the rural electric blues of […]

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    Cody Brewer

    Sunday, September 28, 2014 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Banjoman Cody Brewer’s solo project stands between bluegrass, western swing, folk and jazz. Brewer hails from Leonard, Oklahoma, just south of Bixby, and you can hear his small town spirit in the music. A founding member of electronic/rock group The Moai Broadcast, he currently leads Tulsa-based bluegrass/folk outfit Grazzhopper and is finishing his first Grazzhopper […]

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    Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole

    Sunday, September 21, 2014 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Spearheading the emerging generation of Cajun and Creole musicians, Cedric Watson is a fiddler, vocalist, accordionist and songwriter of enormous talent and potential. Injecting a healthy dose of his own personality and ingenuity, Cedric has been exciting an ever-broadening audience with his unique take on traditional Creole music, and with his new compositions that expand […]

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    Tulsa Roots Jam w/ Paul Benjaman, Wink Burcham, and Beau Roberson

    Sunday, September 21, 2014 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Paul Benjaman, Wink Burcham, and Beau Roberson, musicians at the forefront of the New Tulsa Sound movement, lead a jam, full band in tow, that includes many of Tulsa’s notable musicians sharing, song swapping, jamming, and generally mixing it up on stage. Benjaman’s groove-based mix of rock, jazz, funk, be-bop, and swing—punctuated throughout by tasty […]

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    Nahko and Medicine for the People

    Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    An Oregon native born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino cultures and adopted into an American family, Nahko suffered an identity crisis from an early age. When he took up the piano at age six, the unifying power of music brought harmony, and he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his […]

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    Nikki Hill

    Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    ”The fast-rising, hard-charging, 20-something, North Carolina born-and-bred singer Nikki Hill has more than earned her evocative ‘Southern Fireball’ moniker.” — LA Weekly. Vocal powerhouse Nikki Hill can deliver it sweet and luscious or raw and gritty. Her band, dubbed The Pirate Crew, play a no-holds-barred blend of American roots music—Stax soul, bent rockabilly, bop, southern […]

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    Arthur Thompson’s Taste of Africa

    Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Arthur Thompson is the creative heart of African Dance Troupe, which melds dance and the traditional rhythms of West Africa with a jazzman’s gift of expression. He produces and records with the group, as well as with many other artists. Thompson’s polyrhythms have contributed to numerous music genres—jazz, rock, funk–for more than 20 years, including […]

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    The Mowgli’s

    Sunday, September 7, 2014 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A joyous mix of rock n’ roll, danceable indie-folk, and heartfelt protest ballad, The Mowglis are four childhood friends from the San Fernando Valley augmented by three Midwest transplants. Part ’60s Laurel Canyon, part ’70s Venice Beach and part ’10s Silverlake, the band’s infectious, uplifting melodies veer from indie pop to Americana. Camped in the […]

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    Justin Roberts Band

    Sunday, September 7, 2014 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    “Hands down, the best songwriter in the genre.” – USA Today. Attention families with kids: Last year, we teamed with Tulsa Children’s Museum and Tulsa City-County Library to bring Dan Zanes to Tulsa, and broke a record for most kids on Guthrie Green. This year we’re proud to team up again to bring Justin Roberts, […]

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    Cherokee National Youth Choir

    Sunday, September 7, 2014 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The success of the Cherokee National Youth Choir has helped spark a cultural renaissance among the Cherokee people. Made up of 30-40 K6-12 Cherokees from northeastern Oklahoma, this renowned group performs traditional Cherokee songs in the Cherokee language. Founded in 2000 and based on rigorous auditions, the choir has released 11 recordings (including Voices of […]

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    Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green

    Sunday, September 7, 2014 | 2:30 pm - Sunday, October 5, 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    In collaboration with George Kaiser Family Foundation, Tulsa Roots Music and the University of Tulsa are proud to present one of Tulsa’s favorite cultural events: five consecutive Sundays of free concerts on Guthrie Green, in the heart of the Arts District, featuring 3-5 bands per day. Enjoy world-class reggae, ska, rock, Latin, blues, folk and […]

    Savor the Sounds
    The Tontons

    Saturday, May 10, 2014 | 9:40 pm
    The Vanguard | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Tulsa Roots Music is proud to be a part of SAVOR THE SOUNDS. Our contribution is a very hot Houston-based indie rock band, The Tontons. Driven by Asli Omar’s butter-melting, old-soul vocals, which propel her lyrics with sultry and emotional force, this up-and-coming outfit is out to prove it can create music that both pop […]

    Savor the Sounds
    All About a Bubble

    Saturday, May 10, 2014 | 9:00 pm - 9:40 pm
    The Vanguard | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Opening for The Tontons, Tulsa-based All About a Bubble is singer and guitarist Dustin Storm, guitarist Luke Chronister, bassist Clinton Summers, and drummer Fabian Robles. The band won “Song of the Year” and “Best Indie Rock Band” at the ABoT awards in 2013, and they continue to build their fan base at coffee shops, biker […]

    Savor the Sounds
    The FM Pilots

    Saturday, May 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The FM PILOTS, “one of the city’s most promising young pop rock bands” (Urban Tulsa), is Tulsa-based pop-rock quartet that formed in 2010. A debut self-titled EP soon followed. An immediate and quickly mushrooming buzz landed the band spots at the Vans Warped Tour, SxSW, and Center of the Universe Festival. They also won Urban […]

    Savor the Sounds

    Saturday, May 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The first annual Savor the Sounds is a FREE event in the Brady Arts District—a celebration of food and music. You can sample various “dinner bands” at 7-9 pm and “dessert bands” at 9-11 pm. Tulsa Roots Music is proud to be part of this event. Our contribution is Houston up-and-comers The Tontons, All About […]

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    Don Carlos

    Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    One of reggae’s great iconic frontmen, sweet-voiced vocalist and composer Don Carlos (born Euvin Spencer) started his career in 1973 as a founding member of Black Uhuru. Within a year he left the group to pursue a solo career, developing his song writing, grooming his distinctive vocal style, and releasing a string of classic reggae […]

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    Cody ChesnuTT

    Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Cody ChesnuTT is a wide-eyed, intense soul brother in a crazy-fly get-up, a raw storyteller wearing a guitar and a smirk, a soul troubadour whose frank, socially conscious ruminations on life continue to challenge popular notions of how modern soul music can look and sound. The Atlanta-based ChesnuTT blasted onto the scene a decade ago […]

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    Bombino

    Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach pairs up with monster Tuareg guitarist Bombino for a dream-team album. Nomad is a seductive album that manages to bring a distant Islamic culture unexpectedly close through the universal language of rock ‘n’ roll. —NPR. Tuareg guitarist and singer Omara “Bombino” Moctar made his Nonesuch Records debut with the release […]

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    Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

    Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars are a group of musicians who escaped the horrific violence of Sierra Leone’s civil war, landed in a refugee camp, and formed a band that has grown into an international sensation. Near the turn of the 21st Century, when Sierra Leone’s war-ravaged capital was burning, thousands fled to neighboring countries. […]

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    Matuto

    Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A decade ago South Carolina native Clay Ross, a New York-based jazz musician, found himself in Brazil studying its folk music at about the same time he was rediscovering the songs of his native South. The guitarist and singer titled his debut disc Matuto, Brazilian slang for backcountry bumpkin. Described as “weird and wonderful, unorthodox […]

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    Global BASH

    Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Bombino filled Guthrie Green with swirling Saharan guitars, Don Carlos chilled the evening crowd with cool reggae music, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars got everyone on their feet and dancing. The weather was perfect, kids were hula hooping their hearts out, not a weak moment on stage, OK craft brews were the preferred beverage. Thanks […]

    Robbie Fulks Trio

    Saturday, November 2, 2013 | 7:30 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    ROBBIE FULKS plays by nobody’s rules except the ones he hears in his head. He is widely regarded by the music press and fans as one of the most gifted songwriters of his generation. Fulks is one of the more heralded talents in the alternative country movement, displaying an offbeat, sometimes dark sense of humor […]

    David Lindley

    Saturday, October 12, 2013 | 7:30 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word eclectic. Well known as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne and a session player with the likes of Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Warren Zevon, and many others, Lindley has long championed the concept of world music, combining folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions […]

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    Frightened Rabbit

    Sunday, October 6, 2013 | 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    An enormous buzz has built up around Scotland’s hottest indie rock band, who formed in 2003, tromping the highlands and lowlands playing a thoroughly modern form of indie rock that stands out for its quirky lyrics, overlapping melodies, intertwining racing guitar lines, unique and unexpected beats, and emotive vocals well drenched in Scottish accent. The […]

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    Arthur Thompson: A Taste of Africa

    Sunday, October 6, 2013 | 5:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    The incredible rhythms of Arthur Thompson have not only contributed to numerous music genres for over twenty years, but have influenced generations through his teaching, mentoring and creative genius. Arthur’s passion for drums and music brings energy to every soul he touches. As a professional musician, he tours, plays and records. A member of Tom […]

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    Taj Weekes and Adowa

    Sunday, October 6, 2013 | 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Taj Weekes and Adowa blend elements of reggae, acoustic roots rock, and Afro-folk. Armed with a hauntingly beautiful falsetto, Weekes sings about love, peace, truth, triumph, hope.and social justice that transcends race, class, gender, age, and nationality. The seeds of his values and sense of his place in the world were sown on the quiet […]

    2nd annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Arthur Thompson: A Taste of Africa

    Sunday, October 6, 2013 | 3:15 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The incredible rhythms of Arthur Thompson have not only contributed to numerous music genres for over twenty years, but have influenced generations through his teaching, mentoring and creative genius. Arthur’s passion for drums and music brings energy to every soul he touches. As a professional musician, he tours, plays and records. A member of Tom […]

    2nd annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    The Tandems

    Sunday, October 6, 2013 | 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The Tandems are Tulsans Josh Beasley, Andrew Eaton-Clark, Aaron Hockett and Andrew Beasley. Taking their musical cues from indie rock bands like The Lumineers and The Head and The Heart, The Tandems went to Nashville this summer to record their new EP, The Long Vacation. Local music at its best – come see what all […]

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    The Skatalites

    Sunday, September 29, 2013 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    In Jamaica in the mid-1950s, artists like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Jimmy Cliff began fusing a hopped-up island brew of boogie-woogie, RandB, jazz, calypso and African rhythms to create the first truly Jamaican music: ska. Eventually the beat slowed down into rocksteady, and then reggae, and spread like wildfire around the global. Jamaica’s own […]

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    Lincoln Durham

    Sunday, September 29, 2013 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    With his gritty vocals and swampy Mississippi Delta sound, young Austin-based musician Lincoln Durham harbors the soul of an old bluesman. This one-man band is a roots music revival. Fiddle, percussion, harp and guitar, Durham plays them all, with intensity and a driving beat. If you like Son House mixed with some Townes Van Zandt, […]

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    Riverfield Children’s Chorus

    Sunday, September 29, 2013 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Riverfield Children’s Chorus is composed of after-school choruses for elementary-age children at Riverfield Country Day School. The children sang at Gilcrease Museum last year during the “Woody at 100” exhibition and celebration, and at Guthrie Green opening ceremonies last year. Many joined the chorus in the spring of their kindergarten year at Riverfield, where their […]

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    Indigenous

    Sunday, September 22, 2013 | 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    One of blues-rock’s most exciting talents, Mato Nanji’s warm, dusty voice and soaring guitar have always provided the heartbeat of this hard-rocking band from South Dakota’s Nakota Nation. Indigenous, with Nanji at its core, formed in the late ’90s and quickly transcended it’s regional roots to stake out a national rep. The music is teeming […]

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    Leogun

    Sunday, September 22, 2013 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    A young British power rock trio, Leogun has been described as “an even more unhinged Led Zeppelin.” Full of brash rock ‘n roll bravado and swagger, the band’s blues and soul-soaked sound is reminiscent of classic rockers Humble Pie and Thin Lizzy while drawing comparisons to Queens of the Stone Age and the Raconteurs. Yamaha […]

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    Little Joe McLerran and His Band

    Sunday, September 22, 2013 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Little Joe McLerran plays the Piedmont Blues like he was born with a guitar in his hand. A first place winner in the 25th Annual Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge held in Memphis in 2009, Joe has taken his blues across the world. In 2010 Little Joe and his band toured the Middle East on […]

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    KONGOS

    Sunday, September 15, 2013 | 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    KONGOS is a rock band of four brothers, sons of 70s progressive pop artist John Kongos. Currently based in Phoenix, the brothers grew up in London and South Africa. Their music features a unique blend of driving rhythms, accordion and group vocals. Their songs continue to top the South African music charts, and ESPN used […]

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    Max Gomez

    Sunday, September 15, 2013 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    This young singer-songwriter from Taos, NM has a penchant for writing catchy folk-rock songs that are spare, enigmatic, and a touch bluesy. The son of a furniture craftsman, Gomez grew up learning the tools of the trade while simultaneously learning his way around the frets of his guitar. The workmanlike quality of his songwriting carries […]

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    Dan Zanes

    Sunday, September 15, 2013 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Dan Zanes, the former frontman for 80s garage-rock band The Del Fuegos, sets the bar high for contemporary family music. This Grammy Award winner has collaborated with everyone from Sheryl Crow and Bob Weir to Debbie Harry and Lou Reed. Zanes has received several Parents Choice Awards, and music videos have been featured on The […]

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    Grupo Fantasma

    Sunday, September 8, 2013 | 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Latin funk masters Grupo Fantasma, an 11-piece Grammy-winning ensemble from Austin, collectively form one of the most unique musical voices of the past decade. The band’s vibrant fusions—funk, rock, soul, world music—transcend easy classification, boasting a universal appeal beyond just Latin or world music fans. Their incendiary live shows have earned them spots on major […]

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    The Plateros

    Sunday, September 8, 2013 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    If Santana and Los Lonely Boys had a child, they would name it Plateros. This three-piece power blues-rock trio hails from the eastern Navajo Nation. A family band, they formed in 2004 and made their mark the following year with an explosive 20-minute set on the “Reach The Rez” stage at Gathering of Nations, the […]

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    Earl and Them

    Sunday, September 8, 2013 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Earl and Them’s leader is legendary guitar player Earl Cate, who was listed in Steve Cropper’s “Top Ten Guitar Players of All Time”. Cate gained fame with his twin brother Ernie as the Cate Brothers’ Band. Earl Cate has played and toured with Levon Helm and The Band, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bo Diddley, Little […]

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    Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green

    Sunday, September 8, 2013 | 2:30 pm - Sunday, October 6, 2013 | 5:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free

    Ian Moore

    Friday, December 14, 2012 | 7:30 pm
    Blue Dome Diner | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    “Moore has created a brand of challenging yet highly melodic new-millennium pop-rock that establishes him as an audacious songwriter and player. He has struck that rare balance between astute complexity and utter pop appeal.” —All Music Guide. Ian Moore’s blues-centered rock guitar prowess took 1990s Austin scene by storm. A teenage guitar prodigy, he quickly […]

    Eliza Gilkyson with Gretchen Peters

    Saturday, November 10, 2012 | 7:30 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson’s deeply personal, often political songs have wowed both critics and audiences, earned the admiration of peers such as Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams, and garnered deep respect in folk and Americana circles. The Austin-based musician has always reflected on everyday joys and sorrows, each song a window into a life of struggle […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Rose Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Like so many French kids raised in rural Louisiana, accordionist, singer and songwriter Mary Roszela Bellard “Rosie” Ledet (pronounced led-dett), paid no particular attention to the zydeco music that was all around her. But, at age 16, she heard Boozoo Chavis at a zydeco dance, and her fate was sealed. Ledet, who is now widely […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Richard Johnston

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Embracing the one-chord, deep-trance blues of the Mississippi Hill Country, Richard Johnston appeared as a street musician on the Memphis blues scene in 1997, and three years later recorded his rollicking self-produced debut, Foot Hill Stomp. Featuring guest appearances by Jessie Mae Hemphill and Cedric Burnside, it was nominated for a Handy Award, and the […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Samantha Crain

    Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    With a blow-your-hair-back vocal presence that occasionally yields to whisper-soft vulnerability, Crain’s folksy arrangements, both gorgeous and eerie, coexist with a knack for narrative storytelling and lyrics that are as likely to detail disaster and despair as they are community and reconciliation. A Choctaw from Oklahoma, Crain’s sound manages to simultaneously evoke the deeply rural […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Shannon McNally

    Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    She has the voice: bruised, smoky and ornery, right at home where country and soul meet.. She has the melodies and the timing.. she’s irresistible.—New York Times. This singer-rocker-songwriter has toured with Stevie Nicks, Ryan Adams, John Mellencamp and Sun Volt. Admired by blues musicians, adored by the Americana crowd and increasingly appreciated by rockers, […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Shemekia Copeland

    Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    When an 18-year-old Shemekia Copeland first appeared on the scene in 1997, everyone agreed that an unstoppable new talent had arrived. In the short period of time that followed, she amassed Blues Music Awards, Grammy nominations, Living Blues and DownBeat Critics’ Poll Awards, and invitations to tour with legends such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Slaid Cleaves

    Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 7:30 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    When Slaid Cleaves moved from Portland, Maine, to Austin in 1991, he landed a few blocks from the legendary, seedy Horseshoe Lounge. But as he points out on his new live album, “It was many years of drivin’ by before I worked up the courage to come in through the door.” Curiosity and the lure […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Uncle Lucius

    Sunday, October 14, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    One of the most promising young bands out of Texas, this Austin-based indie outfit takes rock from its deep roots (think Doors and early Black Crowes), pushes it forward with contemporary sounds and elements of RandB and blues, and finds its deepest expression in highly energetic live shows. For the past three years, the band […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Stomp and Holler

    Sunday, October 14, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Body percussion youth choir from Tulsa.

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    Paul Thorn Band

    Sunday, October 14, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Muscular, joyous roots music that is bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern. The Tupelo, Mississippi native worked in a furniture factory, jumped out of airplanes, and was a boxer before embracing music full time, topping the Americana charts and breaking the Billboard Top 100. Thorn’s father is a Church of God Pentecostal Minister and his uncle […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Three Bad Jacks

    Sunday, October 7, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    One of Los Angeles’ biggest club draws, Three Bad Jacks’ hard hitting hybrid of soul, rock and rockabilly is most often described as psychobilly. Anchored by a throbbing gutbucket bottom end and topped off with bandleader Elvis Suissa’s passionate vocals and sizzling guitar, the trio delivers high-impact, soul-deep, thoroughly original, uncut rock and roll that […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

    Sunday, October 7, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Over the past three decades BeauSoleil has made 30 albums, won Grammys and evolved into the most esteemed Cajun group on the planet. Fiddler-vocalist Michael Doucet is well known for his mission to keep the unique southern Louisiana culture and music from extinction, but that hasn’t stopped his band from innovating and spicing its Cajun […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Flycatcher

    Sunday, September 30, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Tulsa’s own progressive indie acoustic outfit.

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    Robbie Fulks and Nora O’Connor

    Sunday, September 30, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    If country music has an Elvis Costello, it’s Robbie Fulks, who marries Ivy League cleverness to an appreciation of hillbilly music that actual hillbillies could only envy.—Entertainment Weekly One of the great unsung honky-tonk singers of his generation, Chicago based alt-country rocker and brilliant flat picker Robbie Fulks, whom Rolling Stone describes as the “wiseass […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Elephant Revival

    Sunday, September 30, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The five souls in this Colorado acoustic quintet all share vocals and write songs. Banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, fiddle, washboard, djembe, musical saw, stompbox and even footsteps on plywood make for a groove-oriented Americana that contains elements of gypsy, rock, Celtic, alt-country and folk. Some call it “progressive edge,” still others “jam band” music. We […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Felix y Los Gatos

    Sunday, September 23, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The band came to life a few years back when keyboardist Dave Barclay brought a button accordion to a blues jam. Fusing zydeco, New Mexican rancheras and outlaw country with the improvisation of jazz and swing, Felix y Gatos is made up of some of the best session musicians from the New Mexico blues and […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    The Claptet

    Sunday, September 23, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Nation Beat

    Sunday, September 23, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    This Brazilian/American collective plays a 21st century mashup inspired by Brazilian maracatu drumming, New Orleans second line rhythms, funk, swamp rock and country blues. A regular at both American and Brazilian festivals, Nation Beat are rhythm gatherers, harvesting the fruit of 500 years of cultural crossbreeding, which is why the sounds of Northeast Brazil and […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Saints of Valory

    Sunday, September 16, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The band’s members hail from the all over the world—Brazil, France, Canada, the U.S.—and the rock music they create, a rich and complex musical tapestry that reflects their international upbringing, draws on influences from around the globe. Three are the children of missionary parents, who spent their young lives traveling the globe. By happenstance they […]

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    Del Castillo

    Sunday, September 16, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    This award-winning, Austin-based, Latin rock band blends flamenco, rock, Latin, blues, and world music into what Rolling Stone has described as “eruptions of technique and taste that conjure images of Eddie Van Halen fronting early Santana, with an assist from the Gipsy Kings. Movie directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino have enlisted the group to […]

    1st annual
    Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green

    Sunday, September 9, 2012 | 2:30 pm - Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 5:00 pm
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free

    1st annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
    The Wailers

    Sunday, September 9, 2012 | 12:00 am
    Guthrie Green | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    They brought reggae to the masses with Bob Marley, and they’re still going strong with a message of peace and social justice. A highlight of the Guthrie Green opening weekend activities, The Wailers are one of the last, great authentic reggae institutions. In the post-Marley period, the band’s anchor is Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Marley’s […]

    Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

    Saturday, August 18, 2012 | 7:30 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    There are no degrees of separation between Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and the real thing. He ran away from his Brooklyn home at 14 to join the rodeo and learned to play guitar from a cowboy. In 1950, he met Woody Guthrie and traveled the country with him, from the redwood forests to the Gulf Stream […]

    The Flatlanders

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | 7:00 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    The triumvirate of Texas troubadours are back. Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock are the Flatlanders, and their live shows showcase 40 years of storytelling and song craft. The fact that The Flatlanders were completely rejected by the country music establishment back in 1972 is surprising in retrospect but, ultimately, poetic. That each […]

    April Verch

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 7:30 pm
    Harwelden | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Canadian fiddle and step dancing champion and singer. Though her musical roots dig deep into her native Ottawa Valley, Verch’s seeming ability to fluently play any kind of roots music as though it was her native tongue has fueled her international tours with a diverse repertoire of both traditional and contemporary tunes ranging in source […]

    Ray Wylie Hubbard

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 | 7:30 pm
    Blue Dome Diner | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    RWH may be a Texas music icon, but he grew up in the little town of Hugo, Oklahoma. He moved to Dallas in 1954, where he eventually attended high school with Michael Martin Murphey. Hubbard graduated in 1965 and and started spending his summers in Red River, NM playing folk music and writing left-field songs […]

    Vance Gilbert

    Saturday, April 21, 2012 | 7:30 pm
    Church Studio | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Vance Gilbert burst onto the early ’90s singer-songwriter scene when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking ’em dead at open mics. When Shawn Colvin invited Gilbert as a musical guest on her Fat City tour, Gilbert took his “voice of an angel, wit of […]

    Michael Martin Murphy

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | 7:30 pm
    Tulsa Little Theatre | Tulsa, OK
    Free
    Texas born Michael Martin Murphey has had a long and fabled career as a songwriter and musician. Performers as diverse as The Monkees, Flatt and Scruggs, Kenny Rogers, John Denver, Cher, Lyle Lovett and Hoyt Axton have recorded Murphey’s songs. Murphey himself is a multiple Grammy nominee and has had huge success with his own […]