Comfort Suites Airport on Meridian
4220 West I-40 Service Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone: (405) 943-2700
Fax: (405) 606-4041
If it is a live music concert, a theater performance or an exciting sporting event chances are that it is all happening here. This venue offers a variety of seating options with excellent customer service. All year performances include some of the biggest names in entertainment. Tickets for events can be booked at the venue or over the telephone. See their website for a list of events.
The International Professional Rodeo Association organizes this 'world championship' event where only 15 cowboys and cowgirls get selected. There are seven rounds of competitions that determine the final winner. Rodeo enthusiasts from all over the country book their tickets months ahead to catch the amazing moves and cheer their favorite participant. Watch bull riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and much more at this annual gala. The 'Miss Rodeo USA Pageant' is an added attraction where great horsemanship must complement the winner's beauty and personality.
Country music has long played an important role in the culture of Oklahoma, almost as much as it has in Nashville, Tennessee. The Rodeo Opry hosts live concerts every week featuring professional and amateur musicians with backing from the famous house band. The Opry prides itself on being family friendly, with concerts that are accessible for music lovers of all ages. For an authentic and entertaining local experience, be sure to catch a show at the Rodeo Opry.
This bar/club dedicated to local rock bands provides a needed boost to the sometimes staid live music scene of Oklahoma City. Despite its location in a nondescript strip mall on North Portland Avenue, it is still a pretty cool place to see live music during the week. The room is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and the excellent acoustics enhance the musicians chops on stage. The majority of concerts held here attract a large 'rocker' crowd not just from the city but also from the nearby suburbs.
One of the popular spots for a drink in the northwestern part of the city, Big Papa's Pour House is where all party animals gather in the neighborhood. Operating on the weekends, this place is open till late in the night, and offers a nice mix of drinks, from tap beers to cocktails. There is also live music played here, with local as well as visiting bands making regular appearances. Call to know more.
Do airplanes amaze your child? Maybe you still harbor a childlike wonder for these powerful crafts. If so, check out this popular summer event. Visitors can tour all types of planes and learn about aviation. Afterward, relax in the shade underneath a parachute tent and watch some breathtaking aerial aerobatics; some performances even come with music accompaniment, fireworks or colored engine smoke. Do not miss the crowd-favorite 69th Battalion, otherwise known as the Blue Angels. It is worth braving Oklahoma's summer heat for this one. Admission is free.
Lyric Theatre has been producing popular shows made famous on the Great White Way right here in Oklahoma City for 37 years. These are the stories you remember and the songs you love performed live on stage by a professional cast. The 2000 summer season features classics like "West Side Story" and "Something Happened on the Way to the Forum."
Theater does not have to be boring. Take in a Children's Theatre show. It is sure to entertain you as well as your child. Ticket prices are affordable and every production is wholesome, family entertainment. This summer's season lets you relive classic stories like "The Adventures of Robin Hood," "Little Big Top," "Stuart Little," and "Doctor Dolittle." As expected, this is a very popular program, so reservations should be made in advance.
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.
Whether you are a folk fan or a hard rocker, the Blue Door likely has something to suit your taste. A unique venue, the club is part of owner Greg Johnson's home, adding to the intimacy of shows. The 100-seat room hosts performances by singers and songwriters. No big arena spectacles here, and what the club calls "roots-oriented" bands. You probably are not familiar with Blue Door regulars like Jimmy LaFave and Terri Hendrix, but give them a night of your time and you will be swept away by the music. Check the website for details of upcoming gigs.
The Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall combines historic elegance with cutting-edge technology. The building was made in limestone, stainless steel, and it features authentic art-deco chandeliers. The electronics and acoustics are state-of-the-art and here you can find more than 250 shows a year. The venue hosts everything from ballet to Broadway as well as public and private gatherings, weddings, receptions, parties, etc.
One of the city's major annual events, the Arts Festival offers the best creations of both artists and local eateries. Open-air booths showcase hundreds of works by artists from across the country. Every style of art can be found from paintings to sculpture and jewelry to woodwork. Prices are a bit steep for some pieces, but there are works to fit anyone's budget. If art is not your thing, do not fear. Many come just for the food. For a couple bucks, you can feast on a meal from one of the city's fine restaurants that set up booths here. Admission is free. Held at the Stage Center of the Festival Plaza and the Myriad Botanical Gardens.