The schedule for Opening Night 2021 is now available at Arts Council OKC’s website and social media platforms. ACOKC has drafted a star-studded line up with local celebrities and new talent to create a free, virtual experience the whole community can enjoy from home. Expect to see new attractions such as FRESH PAINT: OKC NYE mural competition and also Opening Night traditions such as a children’s art project, a range of musical acts, and, of course, a countdown to midnight with a spectacular finale firework display livestreaming from Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The evening will be hosted by hip hop artist and ACOKC board member Jabee, TV personality Lucas Ross, and local visual artist Nicole Poole. Live and prerecorded segments will run throughout the evening beginning at 7:00pm until midnight. Opening Night 2021 can be viewed for free at Arts Council OKC’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.  


Opening Night 2021 Schedule: 


  • Edgar Cruz & the Brave Amigos, live from Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 
    • Classical/Contemporary guitar and harmonies 


  • Charles Burton Band 
    • Jazz rhythm & blues 


  • Latin Mojo 
    • Latin music & dance  


  • Joe Coover 
    • Magic Show 
  • *Children’s Art Project 
    • Demonstration 
  • Oklahoma City Philharmonic Steel Drum Performance with Flying Okie, Twistina, and Inspyral   
    • Steel drum and acrobatic/aerial dance 
    • Emerging muralists project and competition 
  • Nicole Poole 
    • Chalk Art  
  • Will Gaines with Hooplahoma 
    • Singer/songwriter with aerial dance 
  • Story of the Rising Ball 
  • Creating the Fireworks Finale, an OKC Tradition 


  • Shortt Dogg, dancing into the new year, live from Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 
  • Countdown to Midnight 


  • Fireworks Finale, live from Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 

*Children’s Art Project materials can be picked up for free on December 31st, from 1:00pm-5:00pm at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark