|FRIDAY, May 10||Main Stage – Aquatics Center|
|7:00pm Midlife Crisis Band|
|9:00pm Bradio Tulsa|
|Family Fun Zone Stage|
|7:00pm Indian Springs Jump Rope Opens|
|7:30pm Broken Arrow High School Jazz Band|
|SATURDAY, May 11||Main Stage – Aquatics Center|
|12:00pm Broken Arrow High School Choir|
|12:30pm Broken Arrow Dance Academy|
|1:30pm Miss Chick Contest|
|3:00pm Kirkland Field|
|4:00pm Pop Machine|
|5:00pm Jambalaya Jass Band|
|6:00pm Brandon Clark Band|
|7:00pm Kinsey Saddler|
|8:00pm Kristin Nicole|
|9:00pm Red Dirt Rangers|
|Family Fun Zone Stages|
|1:00pm Liberty Elementary, Vocal Solo and Dance Routine|
|2:00pm Highland Park, Vocal and Orchestra Performance|
|3:00pm Turtle Creek Cloggers|
|5:00pm Little Gym|
|5:30pm Broken Arrow Karate Club|
|SUNDAY: May 12||Main Stage – Aquatics Center|
|1:00pm – Special Guest|
|3:30pm Radio Station KXOJ presents the legendary Bryan Duncan in concert|
Kristin Nicole Band
The Kristin Nicole Band started as a side project out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. When the band was formed, they knew they had to be different and stand out. Tulsa had seen it all and heard it all. Breaking “the mold” wasn’t a difficult task when Miss Kristin Nicole when she hit the stage. With every boundary crossed, a new attitude and outlook was born in Tulsa.
The beginnings took a fast track as the band became more recognized in the Tulsa Music Scene. Within the first year together the band received two Absolute Best Awards. The Kristin Nicole Band are the winners of the 2010 Best Country Band and Best Female Vocalist for the ABOT Music Awards! This is only the beginning and the momentum is still building! 2011 added some more to the case for the band including 2011 LIVE PERFORMANCE, SONG OF THE YEAR “Jesus and Hank”, and a repeat of Female Vocalist and Country Band of the Year
Kristin Nicole Band is composed of 5 Core Players with each comes a long list of attributes, experience, knowledge, and a story. Their story. When the band first formed it started as a conversation and an idea, and began to unfold the first time they hit the stage. And quickly became The KNB. Playing various places in the Tulsa and surrounding areas, several venues made them a regular for the ability to bring the show. High energy, and diverse the KNB has brought put a little rock back in their country.
Miss Kristin has been cast in several different productions, competed on state and National levels vocally, and opened up for some National Acts such as The Band Perry , Brandon Jenkins, Toby Keith, Stoney LaRue, and CrookedX. Proving dynamite comes in small packages, Kristin has proven to be fearless with her vocals and belts with an impressive range. She’s no stranger to the stage, but is rarely on it, as she brings the energy packed show and sets in your lap.
All in all, the Kristin Nicole is known for her country and rock and is called a “Crockin” great show. A goal the band strives for at every show is to make sure the audience is entertained and always seeing something new. This show is not the same stuff heard over and over in clubs and casinos. Keeping it fresh and unpredictable, the Kristin Nicole Band is sure to please any crowd. Currently in the studio writing and recording their CD, the Kristin Nicole Band have set the bar high for themselves, while making sure the fans are always left thirsty and wanting more. Book the Kristin Nicole Band today with Box Talent and fill your club or event with a “Crockin” good time!
Red Dirt Rangers
Sitting right in the middle of the country, with music from the rest of the USA swirling through it from all sides, Oklahoma has understandably been the source of several influential pop-music movements. Invariably, those styles can be traced not just to a city, but to a specific place within that city, as well as to an act that sums up what it’s all about.
You can begin in the 1920s with the Oklahoma City Blue Devils, who’d become a huge force in the creation of Kansas City jazz, coming out of the downtown OKC area known as Deep Deuce. Not long afterwards, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys popularized the music now known as western swing from the Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa; several decades later that same town’s Leon Russell turned a church into a studio, introducing the Tulsa Sound to the whole doggone rock ‘n’ roll world.
Like the others, Red Dirt music grew up in a specific place in a specific town. The town is Stillwater, home of Oklahoma State University. The place was a two-story, five-bedroom, funky old place called the Farm-for two decades the epicenter of what would come to be called the Red Dirt scene.
The act that represents Red Dirt? You couldn’t do any better than the Red Dirt Rangers, who’ve been carrying the banner for Red Dirt music since the late 1980s. And years before the band existed, Ben Han, John Cooper, and Brad Piccolo became an integral part of the Farm’s musical brotherhood, trading songs and licks with the likes of Jimmy LaFave, Tom Skinner, and Bob Childers-and, later, with such white-hot acts as Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland and the Stragglers and Stoney LaRue.
“We would keep on coming in, every weekend, and whoever was playing music at the time, we’d just chime in,” recalls Ranger lead guitarist-vocalist Ben Han, whose journey to the Farm began in far-away Borneo. “Living-room jams became jams for beers, and then it was, ‘Hey, we’ve got something going on.’ We just proceeded with what we already had, called a couple of friends, and the next thing you know, we’re pickin’ and grinning.”
That casual approach to becoming a band is the very antithesis of the ambition-driven grab for the stars that makes shows like American Idol possible. But the Rangers’ laid-back road-less-traveled style splendidly evokes the musicians who honed their chops in the living room, front porch, garage (aka “The Gypsy Café”) and campfire-dotted acreage of the Farm, where the sheer joy of creating music with friends transcended everything else. As Rangers mandolinist-vocalist John Cooper has noted, “The Farm was as much an attitude as a physical structure. It allowed a setting where freedom rang and all things were possible. Out of this setting came the music.”
In the summer of 2004, the three Rangers all went down in a near-fatal helicopter crash. Guitarist-vocalist Piccolo believes that whole experience helped return them to their Stillwater roots. [Urban Tulsa Weekly: The Show Goes On]
“A lot of times, you’re just kind of rambling along, and it takes an epiphany like that, a defining moment, to let you know what your purpose is,” he explains. “Now, I just want to make good music and send a good feeling out there to people.”
This year is gearing up to be a huge milestone for the Rangers. The band will be celebrating 25 years together and will embark on the aptly named “Oklahoma World Tour”, visiting every corner of the State and beyond. In addition, a new CD titled “Lone Chimney” is about to be released. Produced by Steve Ripley and featuring many world-class musicians, this long awaited album promises to their best yet.
As Bob Childers once said, “Kick back and enjoy the ride”…and most of all, keep on spreadin’ the dirt!
Kinsey always desired to pursue her passion for music, but a commitment for her education came first. Finally, after completing her junior year of college, and graduation in sight, she began her journey to assemble a group of talented local artist to form the group “Kinsey and Company”. The band began performing in the fall of 2010 at many of the local bars in Tulsa and surrounding area. Juggling priorities between school, clinicals, rehearsals, and performances was challenging. Finally in May of 2011 Kinsey earned a Bachelor Of Science in Nursing from the University Of Oklahoma. With her education completed, Kinsey was able to fully focus on her music.
A break came just a couple months after graduation when a Nashville talent scout saw Kinsey perform at one of the local casinos. With an extended invitation to come to Nashville, Kinsey was ready to take on Music City. Visiting Nashville’s producers and record executives was “a dream come true”. The dream was just beginning. Just days after her departure from Nashville, Producer Johnny Morris came calling asking for a return engagement to head to the studio to cut a demo track. Mr. Morris was very impressed with Kinsey’s vocals. Those tracks were mastered, and soon became the first three songs on Kinsey’s upcoming CD. One of those three songs “Sometimes I Forget” was released at the end of 2011 as her first single. It was released on the Motion/Spinville label, charting on Nashville Music Industry’s Music Row Breakout charts. Her music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and many other emusic websites.
Now performing under her stage name “Kinsey Sadler”, she continues to perform regionally, until the release of her CD, launching a national radio tour this fall. Watch for her benefit concerts assisting the Blue Star Mother’s support to the sons and daughters in the Armed Forces.
Brandon Clark Band
If there’s one thing that needs to be cleared up, it’s this: The Brandon Clark Band is not exactly a country band. And let’s not start debating whether they’re Red-Dirt. Sure, the group did play at Country Fever Fest in Pryor the past three years (and co-headlined two of the three), but that’s more a matter of time, place and exposure. Stop in for a club gig with BCB and you’ll find more screaming guitars and miller flying than boot scootin’.
A little bit Red Dirt, a little bit country and blues, the Brandon Clark Band incorporates a little of everything from the band members’ influences and rolls it all together into a sound that mostly just flat out rocks.
-G.K Hizer-Urban Tulsa
Jambalaya Jass Band
A rollicking good time can be had by all with this infectious group of musicians who swing Dixieland and the early days of Jass, featuring music from the King of Swing, Louis Armstrong, and the sounds of the French Quarter in New Orleans.
POP MACHINE is exactly what its name implies, a device created for one reason alone – to rock the party!
Their playlist, comprised of the most popular dance songs from the past four plus decades, will please any crowd looking to have a good time and they hit the stage with energy to spare. You don’t need a DJ to get your crowd on the dance floor, this band can drop the beats with best of them. The core band consists of Jarrod on guitar and keyboard, Kelly on bass and Paul on drums and vocals provided by the incomparable Ayngel.
Bryan Duncan started performing professionally with the Sweet Comfort Band and recorded six albums with them before launching a solo career. He has released 14 solo albums, including his new album Conversations, and three more with the NehoSoul Band, selling in excess of 1.2 million records and videos. Duncan was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame along with Amy Grant and Al Green. His recordings have been celebrated with four Dove Awards and one Grammy Award.
Duncan’s enthusiasm for riding his custom Harley Davidson was fodder for his first book, “Hogwash” – humorous reflections on motorcycle madness. He authored two more books. He describes “Dear God…Really?” as prayers you won’t hear in church and “Spoke to God. He Said…” as a five-second devotional.
“It’s no secret that I’m a social media enthusiast,” says Duncan. “I love interacting with people on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Indiegogo, ReverbNation and
my website. “I’m a conversationalist and an external processor,” he says. “The inspiration for my books and many of my songs have come from conversations.
“I love people and share my experiences and my relationship with God through my books, music and social media,” says Duncan.
BRADIO is a serious and entertaining production project that recreates that universally known sound of the world’s most famous rock n roll band, The Beatles.The orchestra is a core group of six seasoned rock band members that are joined by three accomplished horn players.
There is one goal of these players: to perform the music of The Beatles as accurately and precisely as possible. Unlike numerous “tribute” bands that try to be look-alikes, Brady Orchestra is all about the music.
It is widely known that The Beatles expanded the concept of studio recording and produced amazing music that even they could not recreate on stage as a four-piece rock band. By eliminating the sight impersonation portion of the show allows the group to focus totally on every sound need and thus perform music even The Beatles never performed live.
The group has worked boldly to take on some of the most difficult material for live presentation. Songs like Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight / The End, Eleanor Rigby and I Am the Walrus are all testament to their dedication.
The group is the brainchild of Tulsan Peter Mayo (owner of the Brady Theater), who not only plays piano and sings, but also contributes state of the art concert equipment and rehearsal space without which this project could not exist.
All the players have other music projects and groups that they perform with. However, BRADIO is their “labor of love” and their appreciation of being able to perform this music shows in every crowd-pleasing performance.
Jon Terry / SRO Productions of Tulsa, Inc. email@example.com 918 / 492-2503
THE FABULOUS MID LIFE CRISIS BAND
We all had bands in high school and college but then came marriage, families and real jobs, which consumed our lives for the next twenty-five years. But in 1995, drummer Johnny Winters invited a few guys over for a “Jam”. It was not your typical jam because these guys had not played in an organized manner for years! Tuesday’s seemed to be pretty good for everyone so within a few Tuesday’s another jam happened.
It happened fairly regularly as a matter of fact until Winters tired of the drumming and decided regular rock and roll would not be a part of his future. Fortunately, Parkhurst’s little brother, Tim, who performed with Steve in “The Varmints” wanted to jam with the boys.
Steve Lee cleared out some space in the workshop at American Heat & Air so the group, now named “F.O.G.”, an acronym for “Five Old Guys” would enter its second year. Finally we were an authentic “garage band”: The Parkhurst brothers, Steve Lee, John Dougherty and Jim Stunkard.
Less than a year later, Tim decided to pursue other endeavors and left the band. Fortunately, Marc Boyce was standing in the wings to take over the drumming duties. Marc with a beautiful voice was the solid beat of the band for the next seven years.
Five Old Guys would enter their third year together with a major performance at the 1997 American Heat & Air Christmas Party. Jim Stunkard had recently opened Paint’n Place Studio and had heard about a guy who was the lead singer with “Boss Tweed”, a major rock band from Oklahoma State University in the ‘60’s. Even though “FOG” had four pretty good singers already, Stunkard, who can’t sing a lick, thought the group needed one more. Carl was invited to the garage and it became pretty clear pretty quick that the Five Old Guys were now six!
In 2005, Dr. Charley Stewart took over the arduous job of drummer while Marc battled some medical difficulties. Founding member Steve Lee, an original driving force behind the band retired in 2007 and was ably replaced by renowned guitar gunslinger Hayden Burlingame. Shortly we added Scott McGhee who stepped in to replace Marc’s voice.
Sometime between the third and fourth year with most of the group still in their forties; John Dougherty suggested that the band change their name. After a good laugh and a little discussion, the band of geezers came to be known as “THE FABULOUS MID LIFE CRISIS BAND” and we are … geezers and fabulous.