OKLAHOMA CITY – Local Credit Unions are proud to present CU in the Park, a free concert at Scissortail Park on Saturday, October 14. The spotlight will shine on multi-platinum global entertainer and one of Billboard’s top country artists of the decade, Chris Young. Country up-and-comer Robyn Ottolini will set the tone for the evening as the opening act. Ottolini saw her song F-150 go viral on TikTok in 2020 which has since amassed more than 16 million global streams and she has spent this year opening for Shania Twain’s stadium tour. The CU in the Park concert is free and open to the public on the Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn at Scissortail Park.
“On behalf of local credit unions, we are excited to present CU in the Park to the community we serve. The collaborative spirit of credit unions and community will be showcased at this event.” – Oklahoma’s Credit Union President/CEO, Luann Schmiedel
“Local credit unions positively impact the financial well-being of Oklahomans. Financial freedom and stability for Oklahoma families strengthens our economy and future. Choose a credit union as your financial partner.” – Communication Federal Credit Union President/CEO, Larry Shropshire
About Chris Young
Multi-platinum global entertainer Chris Young has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments, including membership in the iconic Grand Ole Opry, over 5 Billion on-demand streams, 13 career No. 1 singles, 24 R.I.A.A. certified projects and numerous ACM, AMA, CMA and Grammy nominations, as well as wins for Performance of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards. These accomplishments and more landed the RCA Records Nashville artist among Billboard’s top country artists of the decade.
Named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press, Chris is an international ambassador for country music, performing to capacity crowds around the world. With a hit-packed set that highlights his thirteen chart-toppers — including back-to-back No. 1s “Famous Friends” and “At The End Of A Bar” — the Grammy and ACM nominated vocalist’s most recent headlining tour played to over 400,000 fans in 3 countries.
“Famous Friends,” – Chris’s double-platinum-certified, multi-week chart-topping song with Kane Brown – is the title track to his “most personal album to date” (Forbes). The recently released Famous Friends (Deluxe Edition) features six new sides, including collabs with Mitchell Tenpenny, Lauren Alaina, Old Dominion and more, for a total of twenty tracks. He kicked off the new year with two new tracks – the Top 30 and rising single, “Looking For You,” plus “All Dogs Go To Heaven.”
For more information and to catch a Chris Young show on the road, visit chrisyoungcountry.com and join @ChrisYoungMusic and his more than 6 Million fans on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
About Local Credit Unions
A Credit Union is a unique financial institution that operates with a strong emphasis on serving its members and the community they belong to. Unlike traditional banks that are profit-driven, Credit Unions are member-owned cooperatives, where each member has a say in the decision-making process. This cooperative structure enables Credit Unions to prioritize the needs of their members, offering them a range of essential financial services such as savings accounts, loans, and checking accounts with lower fees and competitive interest rates.
One of the most significant ways Credit Unions help the community is by not only providing accessible and affordable financial products but also promote financial literacy. They aim to improve the financial well-being of their members and help them achieve their goals, whether it’s saving for a future expense, buying a home, or funding education.
Credit Unions extend their support beyond individual financial needs to strengthen the entire community. They actively participate in local initiatives, sponsor community events, and support charitable causes that uplift the lives of those they serve. Whether it’s funding local projects, organizing free community events like ‘CU in the Park’, or volunteering their time and resources, Credit Unions consistently demonstrate their commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of people within their community.
About Scissortail Park
Scissortail Park is in the heart of a revitalized downtown Oklahoma City. The public green space provides a healthy and vibrant quality of life for our city while serving as an investment in the future for everyone. Every detail of the Park is designed for connection – with nature, neighbors, and ourselves. It is a place for play, culture, celebration, and inspiration.
The 36-acre Upper Park opened in September 2019 followed by the opening of the 32-acre Lower Park in September 2022.
The downtown oasis features a variety of engaging experiences ranging from ornamental gardens and woodlands to a lake and boathouse. Scissortail Park offers visitors walking and biking paths, a children’s playground, a Nature Play Area, a performance stage and great lawn, a seasonal outdoor roller rink, an enclosed dog park, interactive fountains, and sports courts including a turf soccer pitch, grass practice field, four pickleball courts, a futsal court, and two basketball courts. A grand promenade connects both sections of the Park via the Skydance Bridge providing guests with a walking and bike path extending all the way from downtown to the Oklahoma River trails.
Designed by one of the foremost landscape architecture planning firms in the world, Hargreaves Jones Associates, the Park is also a horticultural tapestry of native prairie grasses, lush flower gardens, and tree-lined walkways.
Scissortail Park is managed on behalf of the City of Oklahoma City by Scissortail Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Together we have created something spectacular. For everyone.