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!  

The one and only Janet Jackson will take the stage at Paycom Center on July 26, and Olivia Rodrigo will follow on July 27 concluding July’s concert series. No need to worry, though! August brings an awesome lineup of artists including Aventura on Aug. 1, Childish Gambino on Aug. 11, Barry Manilow on Aug. 17 and Luke Bryan on Aug. 22. 

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 summer months. The Kid LAROI on July 11, The Band CAMINO on July 16 and The Great Divide on Aug. 16 are just a few at the top of our list.   

 

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 Sawyer Hill, Josh Weathers & John Baumann and Braxton Keith are all slated to perform this summer at the music hall. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this! 

 

Tower Theatre

Tower Theatre, a must-visit attraction along Route 66, is keeping things hot this summer with live performances by Yächtley Crëw on June 30 and The Long Run Rocks on July 8. You seriously can't miss this venue-- just look for the neon sign!

 

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. We’re especially looking forward to the Josh Abbott Band with Hudson Westbrook on July 25 and Orville with Jamie Wyatt and Gold Star on Aug. 5.

 

The Zoo Amphitheatre

This summer’s lineup proves that The Zoo Amphitheatre is back and ready to rock! The Isley Brothers, Commodores and The Spinners are the first to perform at the newly renovated venue on July 20. Toward the end of August, The Flaming Lips will put on two free shows on Aug. 30-31. Go checkout the venue, the music and the vibes!

 

Love's Travel Stops Stage + Great Lawn in Scissortail Park

In partnership with The Chickasaw Nation, Scissortail Park recently announced their 2024 concert series. The free concerts will be hosted on the Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn beginning June 2024. The Wailers will kick off the summer event with a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley and The Wailer’s album, LEGEND. 

 

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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