3 music festivals not to miss this May
Celebrate the warmer weather while listening to your favorite jams. Bonus: These three festivals offer more than just music.
The Hop Jam
1. The Hop Jam
Festivities at Oklahoma’s largest craft beer and music festival, now in its fifth year, will include all-ages free concerts on two stages, along with performances from nationally recognized artists. (Of course, event organizers the Hanson brothers are a safe bet.)
Not to be upstaged, beer lovers will find more than 300 craft beers from Oklahoma favorites Marshall, COOP and American Solera; U.S. craft brewers Dogfish Head, Jolly Pumpkin, Destihl and Evil Twin; and international brewers, including Dieu du Ciel, Omnipollo and many more.
Choose from three levels of beer tickets, as well as a music VIP ticket for the discerning fan.
Downtown near North Main and West Cameron streets
2. Green Country Jam
Family, friends and country music: All three will be in abundance at the all-ages Green Country Jam. Headliners Rascal Flatts and Jake Owen, along with Randy Houser and Big and Rich, will bring the best of Nashville to Tulsa, and other acts will range from rockabilly to red dirt to Americana.
“The root of country music is in Oklahoma,” festival co-owner Todd Martin says. “We wanted to bring a festival of this size within the Tulsa city limits.” In addition to the music, guests can treat their taste buds to food trucks and beer vendors.
Tulsa Raceway Park
3101 N. Garnett Road
Before May 2: $55-$200, single-day tickets; $100, two-day ticket
3. Tulsa International Mayfest
Art and kids’ activities bring the whole family together at Mayfest, but the festival music is reason enough to come out. Dynamic eight-piece band Weston Horn and the Hush headlines the stage on Saturday, and the Tiptons, the Retro Rockets and numerous local bands and acts round out the stage entertainment for this 46th annual event.
“Mayfest has been the ‘must go-to’ event in Tulsa for the past 45 years,” Executive Director Heather Pingry says. “Where else can you find over 100 live performances, two indoor art galleries featuring hundreds of local artists, 100 fine artists lining the streets and anything you’d want to eat on a stick, all in one place for free?”
Free to attend
Downtown on South Main Street from Third through Sixth streets