Weekly Events Calendar, June 14-20. 2021

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Each week, Oklahoma Today staffers comb through their calendars to find a handful of great events happening across the state. Get out! See Oklahoma! And be sure to let us know what you find, either here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @oklahomatoday.

The Dallas String Quartet (yeah, there are more than four of them) play Bartlesville's OKM Music Festival this week. Photo provided.

The Dallas String Quartet (yeah, there are more than four of them) play Bartlesville's OKM Music Festival this week. Photo provided.

Pitch Perfect

Named to honor the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Bartlesville classical OKM Music Festival has since evolved into showcasing other genres such as bluegrass, gospel, and pop music. The diverse line-up includes both local and out of state soloists and music groups. Audiences will be provided with unique experiences no matter what type of music is played. The festival’s finale will include an exciting performance from Grady Nichols and the Baha Men. This showstopper will include some of the Baha Men’s greatest hits, including their iconic song “Who Let The Dogs Out?.” Music lovers alike can enjoy a weekend of one of a kind performances. June 10-17. Tickets $35-$65. (918) 336-9900 or okmmusic.org

Those Lazy Crazy Hazy Days of Summer

Summer festivities kick off in Commerce with the tenth annual Commerce Days. Come on down to Commerce High School and see what all the fuss is about. Attendants can soak up the sun while enjoying carnival rides, live music, and games for the whole family. The festival provides opportunities to participate in water, toad, and turtle races and even a treasure hunt. Those who aren’t afraid of singing live can enter a karaoke contest, as well. Whether you’re in it for the competition or just want to stroll through the exciting atmosphere, Commerce Days will make it a summer to remember. June 16-19. Admission, Free. (918) 675-4373 or facebook.com/CommerceDays

Brave enough to take the stage for karaoke? Then Commerce Days is the right event for you. Photo by egodi1

Brave enough to take the stage for karaoke? Then Commerce Days is the right event for you. Photo by egodi1

A Freer Future

Located in the Greenwood Historical District, the Tulsa Juneteenth Festival celebrates freedom and commemorates history. The festival will kick off with a block party and from there will provide a weekend’s worth of fun. The legacy of the Greenwood District and the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre will be honored with events that include live music, an open mic, visual art, and educational workshops. Nationally acclaimed and local artists will be showcasing their work to festival goers, as well. Attendants can also support Black filmmakers with movie showings and can even shop at Black owned businesses. No matter what part of the festival you take part in, the experience is surely to be memorable. June 17-19. Admission, Free. (918) 764-8833 or https://www.tulsajuneteenth.org/

You Like Jazz?

Bring your fedora and dancing shoes down to Norman for the thirty-eighth annual Jazz in June festival. Located both in Brookhaven Village and Andrews Park, the festival's line up is sure to keep your feet tappin’. Musicians include local favorites such as Elizabeth Wise and out-of-town legends like Eric Marienthal. This weekend of good music will get you into the swing of it in no time with all that jazz. June 17-19. Admission, Free. (405) 366-8095 or jazzinjune.org

Don't feel too blue, the Bricktown Blues and BBQ Festival will have plenty of food to go along with the music. Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians

Don't feel too blue, the Bricktown Blues and BBQ Festival will have plenty of food to go along with the music. Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians

Play That Funky Music

If your neighborhood block party isn’t doing it for you these days, make a stop in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown for the Bricktown Blues and BBQ Festival. This two-day event presents live music from local bands and vendors that include nationally known artists, food, and beer. Festival goers will also have the chance to purchase souvenir hats, T-shirts, and more while wandering around beautiful Bricktown. June 18-19. Admission, Free. (405) 236-4143 or bricktownokc.com

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Olivia McCourry

Olivia McCourry
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