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One of its kind, the American Banjo Museum is home to a vast collection of music, media, documents and memorabilia. all connected to this instrument with origins in Africa. With over 300 banjos alone, the museum boasts the largest public exhibition them in the world. The banjo is said to have been introduced to this country by African slaves as it had derived from a similar instrument. Over the centuries, the banjo has come to win the hearts of musicians and music fans everywhere, and is today used in a range of musical genres like jazz, folk music, country music and bluegrass music. A visit to this museum will tell you more about this mystical five-stringed melody-maker.
The Chesapeake Energy Arena is the premier venue in Oklahoma City for large events and entertainment. It is primarily known as the home of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, but it holds all kinds of other events as well. From major concerts with famous artists to arena shows like Disney on Ice and Walking with Dinosaurs, the Chesapeake Energy Arena has something for everyone.
A choir made up of the finest local singers, Canterbury is a musical powerhouse that performs timeless church pieces, classical works and contemporary favorites. The choir's prestige has led it to produce several commercial albums and draw guest singers like Placido Domingo to concerts. Three performances are held throughout the year. The choir also performs with the Philharmonic Orchestra during the holiday season. The season runs from October to May, with ticket prices ranging from $20-$45. The cost is well worth it, as these singers will awe you. This place opens at 8pm on Saturday and at 3pm on Sunday.
Overlooking the Civic Center, this downtown urban park is a hub for cultural and leisure activities. Bicentennial Park with its lovely water feature and raised stage is not only a place to gather but also a performance space and the home of the annual Starlight Supper.
An academy that is dedicated to music, the Academy of Contemporary Music is a musician's dream realized. First founded in London, the school focuses on providing students with an opportunity to work with professionals in an encouraging environment. In the downtown area of Oklahoma City, this academy is a joint venture of the academy in London and the University of Central Oklahoma. Housed in a former warehouse, the academy features a Music IT Suite, a Roland V-Drum Room, and a Teaching Studio. See the website to know more.
Located in Downtown Oklahoma City, [Artspace] at Untitled helps to promote the local art scene through exhibitions featuring up-and-coming local artists. A non-profit organization, all shows here are completely free. The works on display here use a variety of different mediums, including photography and ceramics. The gallery also hosts a variety of one-time events where artists talk about their work in depth.