Going strong for over 15 years, the Edmond Jazz & Blues Festival often includes some of the bigger names locally in the genres. A number of local sponsors help make the event free to the public, and it is held in late May at both Stephenson Park on 5th and Boulevard in Edmond and the adjacent UCO Jazz Lab
It is perhaps the premiere annual event the Oklahoma City metro area for the Jazz lovers. The Jazz in June Concerts, held toward the end of the month at Brookhaven Village and Andrews Park in Norman, feature talented performers over the course of three days. Admission is free, and there are even clinics for musicians as well.
When we think July 4th, we probably most often think of the incredible fireworks displays, and the Oklahoma City area has many of them. But don't forget that these wonderful free events also frequently feature some of the best live music the metro has to offer. The Philharmonic
performs as part of the downtown celebration as well as Yukon's event, Edmond's festival includes a show from the UCO band, and the Yukon festival also frequently includes local and regional bands.
Admission to the Bricktown Reggae Festival, held in late July/early August each year on the streets of OKC's Bricktown
, costs you nothing, and it is one of the more unique free live music concert events in Oklahoma City. From early evening to midnight, bring a blanket or lawn-chair to enjoy the free reggae shows.