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 music performances to the city for visitors and locals to experience. Today, OKC's live music scene has been evolving. While traditional jazz music is still alive and well, its footprint is present in other genres that have become more popular today.
We've rounded up some of the current live music hotspots in Oklahoma City for you to enjoy.
Since opening its doors, Paycom Center has hosted more than 1,200 events and over 10 million fans. The 581,000-square-foot facility also plays host to major concerts, including Bon Jovi, Britney Spears, Cher, Justin Bieber, Eric Clapton, George Strait, Kenny Chesney and Lady Gaga, to name a few. The Paycom Center is conveniently located just off Interstate 40 in downtown Oklahoma City. Don't miss out on The Who Hits Back Tour coming May 10.
The Zoo Amphitheatre
As Oklahoma City's premier outdoor concert venue, the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre has provided amazing concerts in a historic atmosphere since the mid 1930's. Hosting artists of all genres and era's, it is the place to be when the weather gets warm. Located in the Adventure District off of N. Martin Luther King Ave. and NE Grand Blvd. the Zoo Amphitheatre sits right by some of Oklahoma Cities biggest attractions. You won't want to miss Whiskey Myers performing for their Tornillo North America Tour on May 13.
The Criterion is a state of the art live music, concerts, and events venue located in Bricktown District of Oklahoma City that boasts more than 30,000 square feet of space. With a capacity of 3,500-4,000 people, The Criterion makes for a semi-intimate space where you can closely enjoy your favorite artists. Located on the corner of Sheridan Ave. and Charlie Christian Ave., it is within walking distance of plenty of restaurants in the surrounding area ranging from fast food to upper-class dining. Put on your favorite rock tee and see Asking Alexandria performing on May 14.
Established in 1964, the Diamond Ballroom is an all ages concert venue featuring rock, country, hip hop and everything in between. Being widely ranked as one of the top 100 small venues in the world, it's a must-see space when your favorite artist is in town. The Diamond Ballroom is located off of I-240 and S. Eastern Ave. in South Oklahoma City. Check out Giovanni and the Hired Guns next month on May 7.
Beer City Music Hall
Beer City Music Hall is Oklahoma City's newest entrant to the live music scene. The 500-person capacity space is located at the corner of N. Blackwelder Ave. and NW 5th Street beside Fair-Weather Friend Brewery. Featuring a full bar and fresh, woodfired pizza available next door, this venue is sure to be the next big thing for live music in Oklahoma City. Don't miss out on the upcoming performance of The Band of Heathens on May 6.
The historic Tower Theatre opened in 1937 and is one of Oklahoma City's last original movie houses with an intact auditorium and iconic neon marquee. After many years of movie premieres and historic runs of classic films, the Tower Theatre closed in 1989. In 2017, they returned as a live music, movie and event venue in the heart of OKC's Uptown 23rd district routinely featuring an eclectic selection of artists encompassing most music genres. Car Seat Headrest performs on May 7, get your tickets while they last.
The Jones Assembly
The Jones Assembly is a lively restaurant, bar and live music venue. As one of the crown jewels of Oklahoma City’s West End, The Jones Assembly opened its doors in July 2017 at 901 W. Sheridan Ave. on historic Film Row and instantly changed how Oklahoma City spends its days and nights. Featuring performances from national recording artists to their weekly house music, The Jones routinely offers a stacked lineup that anyone can enjoy. Come out an see Bright Eyes performing live on May 19.
Upcoming Live Music
The HU performs Historic Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City on May 27th, 2022. IMPORTANT COVID-19…
Thievery Corporation Performs at Historic Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City on June 1, 2022. DOORS AT 7…
WILLIE NELSON & Family With Special Guests LUKAS NELSON & CHARLEY CROCKETT RESERVED SEATS…
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Paul Cauthen performs at Beer City Music Hall on June 4th!
Ray Wylie Hubbard returns to historic Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City on June 4, 2022. DOORS AT 6…
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