A music nonprofit is getting ready for a big winter concert in Muskogee in just two weeks.
Make Music Muskogee is expecting hundreds of people to attend the concert.
The Muskogee organization is now on the national map of Make Music Winter and this event is supposed to be one of their biggest in years.
The upcoming December 21st performances in Muskogee are part of the nationwide Make Music Winter celebration, where musicians across the country gather at the same time and play.
Musician Galen Sawyer says it's about something simpler.
"It’s kind of kindred spirits for the love of music," he said. “To make people forget about their troubles and smile for a little while.”
President of Make Music Muskogee Lauri Henderson said Muskogee is the only city in Oklahoma this year recognized nationally by the Make Music Alliance.
“Truly, truly an inclusive initiative to allow people to come together and enjoy the celebration of music," she said. “Hopefully, this can be not only a music outreach for musicians but a community outreach for people to come enjoy and be together."
This will also be the group's first Make Music Winter event in three years - Sawyer says musicians are eager to get back.
“Let’s break that tension, give a little piece of hope and cheer," Sawyer said.
Above all - the concert at Depot Green and the Oklahoma Music hall of fame will help Muskogee connect.
“I think they come in with the expectation of ‘I’m going to forget about my worries and cares,’ and it’s our, I hate to say job, but it’s our job as performers to make that wish come true,” Sawyer said.
There are still open slots for musicians to perform, you can find out more on Make Music Muskogee's Facebook page.