Supporting local musicians and providing online entertainment from Scissortail Park
When Scissortail Park opened in September 2019, Oklahoma City was introduced to the area’s newest outdoor music venue with the promise of fun-filled, diverse musical performances from intimate local gatherings to large-scale concerts. Since opening, Scissortail Park has enjoyed shows from Kings of Leon, Markus James & the Wassonrai, Billy Jones, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Jonathan Tyler, Jabee, Kyler Reid, Steelwind, and more. In recent months, along with venues around the world, Scissortail Park has stopped creating opportunities for crowds to assemble but is still committed to bringing the community together through music.
As our region and entire country are pulling together to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Scissortail Park is taking measures to respond and to help with this effort. As public gatherings are prohibited at this time, beginning on Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m., Scissortail Park will broadcast a series of privately recorded musical performances featuring different Oklahoma artists. These free, weekly concerts will be streamed on the Scissortail Park Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Scissortailpark/, and on the Scissortail Park OKC YouTube channel.
“When public gatherings are again allowed, Scissortail Park will be the site of a wonderful outdoor concert series featuring a wide range of music,” said Maureen Heffernan, CEO and president of Scissortail Park Foundation. “Until then, we are offering Scissortail Streams, online concerts that feature Oklahoma musicians to support local talent and to introduce more of the public to our city’s exciting new park.”
The first Scissortail Streams concert to be featured is a performance by Oklahoma singer/songwriter/producer, Jason Scott who in 2017 co-produced his own 5-song debut EP Living Rooms with fellow Americana Okie Travis Linville. The debut video will be released at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 27.
“We decided it was important to support our community of local artists and offer them an opportunity to perform,” Heffernan continued. “We have chosen to record these artists in locations around the Park instead of streaming them live to ensure the social distancing guidelines are being maintained. We hope you enjoy our Scissortail Streams concerts. Scissortail Park’s pathways and grounds are open daily for walks and a respite during these uncertain times. Our park is here for you.”