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OKM Music Festival Announces 2022 Lineup | Arts & Theater

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OKM Music, which began 37 years ago as the OK Mozart International Festival, will showcase an eclectic array of talent for its 38th annual festival, June 9-13 in downtown Bartlesville.

The festival will include classical, country, bluegrass and jazz artists, as well as a series of free events aimed at young audiences.

The festival kicks off on June 9 at the Tower Center in Unity Square, outside the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 SE Adams Blvd.

Tulsa jazz singer Sarah Maud and her band will perform, along with the Tulsa Baroque Honors Orchestra and the Bartlesville Civic Ballet. The evening will also include an outdoor screening of the classic musical “Top Hat,” featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with songs by Irving Berlin.

The festival will move to the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve for ‘Country Night’ on June 10, featuring acclaimed western swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown with 15-year-old Madi Maguire, whose debut single, ‘What Girls Are For », was released in 2021.

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Grammy-nominated jazz artist Catherine Russell comes to the Bartlesville Community Center on June 11 for “An Evening of Jazz,” while bandleader and banjo player Amanda Cook brings her brand of bluegrass to the festival on June 12 .

The festival’s Mainstage Series concludes with a “progressive classical concert,” taking place June 13 in and around Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road. Two chamber music ensembles, the Verona Quartet and the Balourdet Quartet, will perform, along with the Tulsa Baroque Honors Orchestra and harpist Lorelei Barton.

The festival’s Showcase Concert series will feature four different artists performing free matinee concerts. Maguire will perform on June 10 before Woolaroc’s “Country Night” concert. The other groups will perform at the Bartlesville Community Center: the Ad Lib Singers and the Opus 76 String Quartet, June 11; and the King Cabbage Brass Band on June 12.

OKM Music’s “Mostly for Kids” lineup will be presented June 3-9 at various locations in Bartlesville and Tulsa. Events include storytelling, hands-on art activities, puppet shows and performances by young local artists. Most of these events are free, but places are limited, so early bookings are encouraged.

For tickets and more information: okmmusic.org.