OKM Music Festival
September 4 - September 10
The 36th Annual OKM Music Festival, scheduled September 4-10, 2020 has been reformatted.
Due to restrictions on indoor seating and the need for physical distancing, OKM will not be hosting any indoor concerts or its paid outdoor concerts that would potentially be moved indoors due to inclement weather. All showcase concerts have been postponed to 2021. Main stage performances: Canadian Brass, Jack Settle, Dallas Brass, Tina Guo, Grady Nichols, and Wynona Wang have been postponed to the 37th OKM Festival, June 2021. Verona Quartet has been postponed as a future performance and the University of Oklahoma Symphony performance scheduled for October 4, has been cancelled for 2020 with hopes of rescheduling in 2021.
While the theme of this year’s festival “music is personal” took an interesting turn with COVID-19, OKM is determined to move forward with a “six-feet away and distanced” approach to its 36th festival. As such, OKM will be presenting various live-streamed concerts for viewers to watch from the comfort of their home, as well as one outdoor concert, scheduled at the newly built Tower Center at Unity Square.
Cellist Tina Guo will be performing a free live-stream concert on Facebook, as well as YouTube on Saturday, September 5 at 2pm. This online performance will feature music from video game, movie and television soundtracks, such as Kung Fu Panda, Game of Thrones, Wonder Woman, to name a few. OKM will soon be announcing several more artists, such as Dallas String Quartet, that will be performing online as a way to bring exposure to artists who have been impacted by the pandemic.
The outdoor performance originally scheduled for September 10, 2020, featuring Clark Gibson and Balsam Range will go on as planned at the newly built Tower Center Unity Square. The concert will begin at 6pm and is free to the public for general seating. Reserved VIP seats are available for $15. In the event of inclement weather, the performances will be moved indoors at the Bartlesville Community Center. All VIP ticket holders and the first 325 registered general admission attendees will be permitted to attend the concert if moved indoors. Both free general admission and VIP need to pre-register for the concert at okmmusic.org.