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

Paycom Center is the hub for some of Oklahoma City’s biggest and best live performances. With a track record of hosting over one million guests per year, the venue doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. Grab your tickets because big names are coming to Paycom Center!  

Kevin Gates brings his Only the Generals tour featuring BigXThaPlug and DJ Chose to Oklahoma City on Nov. 2. Later in the month, Rod Wave and special guests Ari Lennox, Toosii and Eelmatic will take the stage for The Nostalgia Tour on Nov. 24. Comedy fans will especially want to secure their seats for Adam Sandler’s I Miss You tour on Dec. 9. 

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


The Criterion

The Criterion is Bricktown’s very own live music, theatre and events venue. Big stars like Post Malone, Kesha and Paramore have graced the stage in years past, and plenty more performers are scheduled for shows in the upcoming months. Kirk Franklin, Blue October and Ben Rector are just a few at the top of our concert wish list. If you’re looking to start the new year with lots of laughs, don’t forget to buy tickets to the Trey Kennedy: Grow Up tour on Jan. 14. 


Beer City Music Hall

What’s better than a live performance with a cold beer in hand? Beer City Music Hall is one of OKC’s newest live music venues. Performers like Mia X Ally, The Arcadian Wild and Jason Scott & The High Heat are all slated to perform this year at the intimate music hall. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this! 


The Jones Assembly

The Jones Assembly offers guests some of the best food, drink and live entertainment in the city. You know what they say- rain or shine, the show must go on. That’s why this venue hosts both indoor and outdoor concert experiences for everyone to enjoy, like Johnnyswim featuring Daniel Nunnelee on Oct. 19 and Better Than Ezra featuring Howie Day on Nov. 14. 


Diamond Ballroom 

Diamond Ballroom has hosted a wide variety of artists since it was established in 1964. The historic venue has seen its fair share of country artists like Willie Nelson, Wanda Jackson and Waylon Jennings. Today, you can find a more diverse range of performers. The Front Bottoms will take the stage on Oct.27 and Rittz will perform on Nov. 9. To end the year strong, Creed Fisher will bring the venue back to its Country roots on Dec. 15. 


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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