Tulsa's Guthrie Green Set To Open With Weekend Of Music, Fun

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 11:04 am
By: Dee Duren

The opening weekend for Guthrie Green, a new Tulsa park and performance venue, is set for September 7-9. Music and fun is planned all weekend long in the Brady District.

Guthrie Green, at North Cincinnati Avenue and East Brady Street, is located right across the street from the new Griffin Communications Media Center that will soon be the home of News On 6.

Festivities kick off at 7 a.m. Friday, September 7 and continue through a fireworks display from ONEOK Field at 9 p.m. Sunday, September 9.

Highlights of the opening weekend include an opening ceremony with Mayor Dewey Bartlett and Ken Levit of the George Kaiser Family foundation at 3 p.m. Friday.

"Our hope is that Guthrie Green will have a mutually beneficial relationship with the Tulsa artist community," said Stanton Doyle, George Kaiser Family Foundation senior program officer.

"We think that through the stewardship of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust, Guthrie Green will provide opportunities for local artists and arts organizations to present their work for a new audience which will, in turn, help ensure the park's success."

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The News On 6's own Scott Thompson will be the emcee of a free Tulsa Symphony concert on September 9, which will also include the Tulsa Youth Symphony and the Tulsa Youth Orchestra, along with a fireworks show afterward.

The Guthrie Green's season will run through November 1. The 2013 season is expected to begin around April 1 and run through November 1.

Opening Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 7

7 a.m. - United Way Day of Caring kickoff
3 p.m. - Opening ceremony with Mayor Dewey Bartlett & Ken Levit of George Kaiser Family Foundation
4 p.m. - Open Eye Puppet Theatre (lawn)
5:15 p.m. - Music: Salsabor
6:30 p.m. - Open Eye Puppet Theatre (lawn)
7 p.m. - Music: Tulsa Playboys
9 p.m. - Music: Brave Combo

Saturday, September 8

11:30 a.m. - Open Eye Puppet Theatre (lawn)
Noon - Brad Richter & Viktor Uzur (guitar & cello)
Noon - Children's activities, sponsored by Fab Lab and Tulsa Children's Museum (lawn and The Dock)
2 p.m. - Living Arts New Music Concert: Amy Cottingham & Annie Ellicott
3 p.m. - Open Eye Puppet Theatre (lawn)
4 p.m. - Music: Eleganza Musical
5:30 p.m. - Music: Wink Burcham
6:30 p.m. - Open Eye Puppet Theatre (lawn)
7 p.m. - Music: Wink Burcham and Paul Benjaman Band
9 p.m. - Music: Sonny Landreth Trio

Sunday, September 9

Noon - Children's Activities (lawn & dock) - Fab Lab
1:30 p.m. - Open Eye Puppet Theatre
2 p.m. - Music: The Wailers, presented by Tulsa Roots Music
4:30 p.m. - Open Eye Puppet Theatre
5 p.m. - Symphony in the Park, presented by Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
9 p.m. - Fireworks display from ONEOK Field

Learn more about the rebirth of Tulsa's Brady Arts District.