Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and Jason Isbell
Sorry, other shows. Any time Willie Nelson comes to town, its just gonna be our pick. Thats the way it goes. Not to mention, the country icon is bringing Alison Krauss and Jason Isbell with him, so we really were left with no other options. See the acclaimed and beloved singer-songwriters perform in an outdoor setting (because, you know, its Willie) 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 at The Zoo Amphitheatre, 2101 NE 50th St. Tickets are $39.50-$99.50. Call 602-0683 or visit thezooamphitheatre.com.
Wednesday, July 9
- A Hard Day's Night
A Hard Days NightThe Beatles were fairly successful at the whole music thing, but they were pretty good at the movie thing too. A Hard Days Night released at the peak of Beatlemania is arguably the bands most iconic big-screen adaptation, detailing its hectic lifestyle and the flat-out insane people who stalked the English icons on tour. See the film 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. Tickets are $7-$9. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com. See our story on page 47.
- Freedom Fest
Freedom FestAs the iconic American film Team America: World Police so adeptly pointed out, freedom isnt free. But Freedom Fest, the two-day celebration of the good ol U.S. of A., is as free as it gets. The event features live music, a childrens parade, fireworks (duh) and more, beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday at Yukon City Park, 2200 S. Holly Ave., and Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W. Vandament Ave., in Yukon. Call 350-8937 or visit cityofyukonok.gov.
- Bricktown 4th Fest
Bricktown 4th FestWe like our things big here in America everything from our football stadiums to our McDonalds. That also includes our fireworks shows, and you wont find one bigger than the one at Bricktown 4th Fest. The event attracted about 5,000 people last year to the iconic district just east of downtown OKC, and with an array of live music, food and cold beverages, this years promises to be bigger and better. The party begins 4 p.m. (with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.) Friday in Bricktown, at the corner of Sheridan and Oklahoma avenues. Admission is free. Call 236-4143 or visit bricktownokc.com.
- Red, White & Boom
Red, White & BoomThree cheers for Red, White and Boom, the musical celebration of all things America hosted by the OKC Philharmonic Orchestra and vocalist Mike Eldred. The show features a number of classic American favorites, and it concludes with one of OKCs finest fireworks displays (you know, the boom part). The concert begins at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, with fireworks at approximately 10 p.m., at Entertainment Plaza in State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd. Admission is free. Call 842-5387 or visit okcphilharmonic.org.
- First Friday Gallery Walk
First Friday Gallery WalkIf your idea of celebrating Independence Day is by supporting local artists (and we wont fault you if it is), then check out the First Friday Gallery Walk, featuring 20 art galleries and more than 75 artists, including Darby Perrin, one of the top aviation artists in the country. Get to walkin 6-10 p.m. Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday in the Paseo Arts District, between NW 30th and 27th streets and Walker and Hudson avenues. Admission is free. Call 525-2688 or visit thepaseo.com.
- Freedom of Expression