MAPS 3’s Scissortail Park announced additional lineup for the free kick-off concert presented by the Chickasaw Nation to celebrate the Park’s grand opening. Oklahoma-based BRONCHO and punk rock band Republican Hair, featuring front man and Oklahoma native Luke Dick, will open the Kings of Leon concert on Friday, September 27 in downtown Oklahoma City.
Gates will open at 5 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony set for 6 p.m. on the Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn at Scissortail Park. Music will begin immediately following the ceremony. The Social Order Dining Collective, operators of The Jones Assembly and the Park’s new restaurant, Spark, will produce the grand opening concerts.
“The opening of Scissortail Park is a historic moment in Oklahoma City. Working collaboratively with Kings of Leon, we sought to bring in outstanding artists that also happen to have Oklahoma ties,” Graham Colton said. “First and foremost, we aimed to put together a lineup that would put on an unforgettable show; that can only happen when you have a city of supporters behind you. We are going to showcase the Park’s massive potential with these shows and look forward to seeing Scissortail Park become a major concert destination.”
More free family-friendly events are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday of the grand opening weekend, Sept. 28-29. Many additional performances including a variety of genres and styles of music will be announced in the coming weeks including a premier Starry Night Concert on Saturday. Find more information as the grand opening approaches at scissortailpark.org
Scissortail Park will be 70 acres – the 40-acre Upper Park is nearing completion and extends from Oklahoma City Boulevard to the Skydance Bridge. The bridge spans Interstate 40 and connects to the 30-acre Lower Park, which will stretches to the north shore of the Oklahoma River. The Lower Park is scheduled to open in 2021.
The Upper Park has the oval-shaped great lawn, plus a covered stage, 3 ½-acre lake, boathouse, picnic spaces, covered event pavilions, a playground, a tree-lined promenade and more.
Scissortail Park is one of the debt-free MAPS 3 projects funded by the temporary penny sales tax that expired Dec. 31, 2017.