BOK Center announces Folk Music Festival

Posted at 12:10 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 13:13:55-04

Tulsa continues to solidify its place as a can't-miss stop on America's music road map.

Monday, the BOK Center announced the Mother Road Revival. The Revival is a four-day Folk music festival dedicated to music, film, and America's most famous highway, Route 66

The festival features film and networking series, panel on Woody Githrie and Bob Dylan, as well as a major concert announcement featuring Jason Isbell, Shakey Graves and Lucero

Tickets for the Festival go on sale Friday. The event will take place September 8th through the 11th.

Below is the full schedule released by the BOK Center.

Thursday, September 8:

Folk Film Series, 5:30PM - 8:30PM at Circle Cinema
At 5:30PM a reception will be held in the Circle Cinema with live folk music from +BANDELIER+ and Route 66 documentary films by Michael Wallis shown in the adjacent Screening Room. Michael Wallis and other Route 66 personalities will be in attendance. At 7:00PM Michael Wallis will introduce our main feature of the evening, Percy Adlon’s Route 66 film, Bagdad Café. The film is named after the famous Route 66 cafe that inspired it. For more information click here.
Ticket prices are $10 for the reception and film admission and can be purchased here.
Friday, September 9:
Route 66 Happy Hour and Music Mixer Series, 6:00PM - 8:30PM at The Ross Group
The Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture will host a networking event in Downtown Tulsa followed by a music panel featuring local folk musicians and other influential people involved in the music community. This engaging discussion will be followed by an opportunity for Q&A. Panelists and more details to be announced at a later date.
No tickets are required for this event.

Saturday, September 10:

True Story: “Where Dylan Met Woody,” 2:00PM - 3:30PM at Woody Guthrie Center
Stumbling upon patient photographs of Woody Guthrie in the darkroom of an abandoned hospital was just the beginning of a ten year journey. Phil Buehler and Anna Guthrie Canoni will share this untold and inspiring story of Woody's life at Greystone Park State Hospital where he was a patient suffering from Huntington's Disease. It is here where a then-unknown 19-year-old Dylan first met his idol and a torch was passed. Images of the decaying hospital are juxtaposed with Woody's letters from the hospital, family snapshots, home movies and recollections of his friends, family and doctors, as Phil and Anna show why Woody would sign his letters, "I ain't dead quite yet."
Paid admission to Woody Guthrie Center is required.
Focus on Woody: A Discussion of Greenwich Village & Washington Square Park, 3:30PM - 5:00PM at Woody Guthrie Center
A 90-minute panel and intimate discussion with musicians who were part of the Greenwich Village/Washington Square Park scene and who carried on Woody Guthrie’s legacy. Featured artists TBA.
Paid admission to Woody Guthrie Center is required.
Jason Isbell with special guests Shakey Graves and Lucero, 7:00PM at BOK Center
Ticket prices are $65, $45, $35 (Additional Fees May Apply) and can be purchased here.

Sunday, September 11:

Gospel Brunch, 10:00AM - 1:30PM at Cain’s Ballroom
Enjoy mouth-watering BBQ brunch items from Oklahoma Joe’s and enjoy free music by local folk artists to be announced at a later date.
Ticket prices are $25 (Additional Fees May Apply) and can be purchased here.
5th Annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green, 2:30PM - 6:45PM at Guthrie Green
Presented by non-profit Tulsa Roots Music, the free all-ages show will feature Americana artists including Texas singer songwriter Hayes Carll, Oklahoma’s Travis Linville, and more to be announced.This is the opening Sunday of the annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green fall series and is sponsored by BOK Center. In addition to the three bands on Guthrie Green’s stage, free children’s activities and performances on the lawn are slated between the main acts. For more information visit click here.

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