Oklahoma City's underlying pulse is its rich musical history. Rooted in rhythm and blues and the legends who came from it, OKC's music venues bring exceptional live performances to the city for visitors and locals to experience. OKC's live music scene continues to grow and evolve. While traditional jazz music is still alive and well, its footprint is present in other genres that have become more popular today. 

From arenas to more intimate stages, we've rounded up some of the best live music hotspots in Oklahoma City for you to enjoy. 



Paycom Center

Some of the biggest names in music are hitting the Paycom Center, so make sure you get your tickets ASAP! Country star Thomas Rhett brings his Home Team Tour to OKC with special guests Cole Swindell and Nate Smith on Aug. 17. Immediately after, rising Latin star Santa Fe Klan is set to perform at Paycom Center on Aug. 18 on his Todo Y Nada Tour along with special guests Snow Tha Product and Tornillo. 

Remember that Paycom is a cashless venue, and backpacks and bags larger than 14” x 14” x 6” are not permitted. 


The Zoo Amphitheatre

Arguably the best outdoor venue in the state, the Zoo Amphitheatre continues to put on amazing shows, bringing all genres to the city. Sam Hunt, the award-winning hitmaker and country artist, will take the stage at the Zoo Ampitheatre on Aug. 5. Brett Young and Lily Rose are both special guests on his Summer on the Outskirts Tour. On Aug. 19, violinist extraordinaire Lindsey Stirling’s Walk Off the Earth tour will rock the OKC Zoo Ampitheatre. To round out the summer roster, American rock band from California INCUBUS will play on Aug. 20.  


The Criterion

Bricktown’s hottest concert venue has an eclectic mix gracing their stage in the next few weeks! Marcus King, the country artist from South Carolina, and opener Meg McRee are set to perform on July 27 to wrap up the month. In Aug., a wide range of groups take the stage including: Motionless in White & In This Moment, Parliament Funkadelic, Jimmy Eat World & Manchester Orchestra, Taddy Porter, Lamb of God and Behemoth.


Beer City Music Hall

One of the newest places to hear great music is the intimate Beer City Music Hall. So many great performances are coming up, including Drayton Farley on Aug. 4, Sir Chloe on Aug. 19 and Corey Smith on Aug. 24.


The Jones Assembly

In addition to having great live music, The Jones Assembly has some of the best food and drinks in the city! Throughout the summer, they have live and local weeknight music at the Jones. 


Other venues outside of this list, but also regularly have amazing live music are: The Blue Door, Ponyboy, Bin 73, 89th Street Conservatory, Resonant Head and Blue Note. On any given night, you can find great music in this city! 


Photo by Jesse Edgar 

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