Free Music in the Metro!


MusicYou don’t have to stretch your buck to have fun this summer in OKC. I know we’ve discussed the Free Fridays in the metro (and there is live music at most of those Friday events), but there are many more family friendly activities around our city that don’t cost a penny! This post is specifically about music experiences in the metro and I’d like to share a few of my favorites with you and provide a list of others that I hear are fantastic!

One of our families favorites is the Sunday Twilight Concert Series at the Myriad Gardens. Every Sunday night from 7:30-9:00 you can bring a picnic blanket to the lawn and enjoy a variety of different musicians. My daughter loved to be right up close to the stage last year so you could always find us towards the front while she danced and somersaulted along to the jams. We often went with friends so our kids could play or we could even enjoy a card game or board game during the concert. During intermission there is the kids playground nearby to enjoy, the splash pad, or just a walk around the gardens to enjoy the views or feed the ducks. To see the line up for this summer click on the schedule here.

She likes to be thisclose to the performers!

Noon Tunes is another free event that is hosted at the downtown library on Thursdays during May and June. If your spouse works downtown this is a great place to meet up and enjoy a lunch break together. When the concert is over (or if your kids can’t handle the concert that long) then the children’s library is right there to peruse the books, puzzles, and train table. Click here to see the full Noon Tunes lineup.

First Thursday on the Classen Curve is a family event hosted on the first Thursday evening of every month and features lives music along with other family friendly activities like bounce houses, face painting, and artists. Each month is a little different so check out the website to see what’s happening at the next one! Not only is this event fun but there are so many great stores and restaurants in this area. You can tag team whose on kid duty to peruse the racks at Anthropologie or pick up that item you forgot on your grocery list at Whole Foods.

Bring a lawn chair and a friend to the free music events!

If you don’t live in the metro and would rather not venture out too far from your neck of the woods, check out one of these events on the outskirts of town. Or go all out and drive to all of them! For the full information click on the link!

Edmond — Hafer Park Thursday Night Concert Series

Yukon — Chisholm Trail Thursday Night Concerts in the Park

Moore — Summer Nights Concert Series on Saturday nights

Norman — Summer Breeze Sunday Night Concerts

Midwest City — Summer Concerts in the Park on Thursday nights

What musical events do you enjoy? Are there others we didn’t list that you’d like to share? Please let us know in the comments!


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