Oklahoma City has numerous venues for wonderful live music
, but when trying to stretch the dollar as far as it will go, many residents seek out free live music concerts. Here is a list of some top free live music concerts in Oklahoma City, with information on the events and artists. If you know of other free live music concerts in Oklahoma City, just let me know
The list starts with the various concert series in the metro over the summer and continues with events that feature free live music.
For an hour each mid-day Thursday during the summer months, enjoy free live music concerts with "Noon Tunes" at the Downtown Library, a special event series from Oklahoma City's Metropolitan Library System. Featured are local musicians performing in a broad range of genres and forms, including music and story, piano, dance, bluegrass, classical, soul and more.
Every other Sunday during the months of May, June, July, August and September, Norman's Performing Arts Studio presents free live music concerts as part of the Summer Breeze series. Click below for more information and a full schedule.
Photo Courtesy Arts Council of Oklahoma City
The grand lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens
in downtown Oklahoma City is the site for the Sunday Twilight Concert Series, held each Sunday through June, July, August and September. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. The series is absolutely free and features a great variety of musical genres.
Thursday nights at Edmond's Hafer Park are filled with music through the months of June and July as part of the city's free Concerts in the Park series. Enjoy snow cones while you listen to local performers in genres such as classic rock, blues and more.
A variety of musical genres, from rock and blues to country and folk are represented at the Twilight Concert Series in Midwest City, held each Thursday night in June and July at the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park.
In Moore, Friday nights are the night for free music in the park. The Summer Nights Concert Series is sponsored by the City of Moore and the Moore Public Library. Performances are held at 7 p.m. in Buck Thomas Park through the month of June, and food vendors are on hand as well.
On Thursday nights during the summer, the city of Yukon presents its "Concerts in the Park" series at the Chisholm Trail Park Gazebo. These free live music concerts begin at 7 p.m. and feature a variety of musical genres including jazz, country, rock, soul and even disco.
The Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts, held each year in late April, is a metro favorite. In addition to the wonderful culinary and visual art, the festival features non-stop performance art, including live music concerts, on several stages in downtown. Best of all, the whole thing is absolutely free.
Held each year in early May at Andrews Park in Norman, just south of Oklahoma City, the May Fair Arts Festival is an outstanding event for art lovers. The free event also features live music performances in the Andres Park amphitheatre, often by local and regional bands and artists.
The majority of the downtown area in Edmond, just up the Broadway Extension from Oklahoma City, is blocked to traffic each year in late April or early May for the fantastic Downtown Edmond Arts Festival. Enjoy the visual art and festival atmosphere, but also make sure to check the live music schedule. Right in the middle of the streets, enjoy the talented live music performers for free.