It’s a magical time of year in Oklahoma City! It’s the WEEKEND OF THE FESTIVAL! I mean, there’s just something for EVERYONE! deadCENTER Film Festival starts Wednesday, Red Earth Festival (love the parade & grand entry), the Charlie Christian International Music Festival and the Prix de West start on Friday. Always happy for First Friday Gallery Walk in the Paseo Arts District. A lot of people are talking about the Kenny Wayne Shepherd concert at the Diamond Ballroom, which is a benefit concert for the tornado victims. I’ve included the Jerry Jeff Walker concert at Riverwind on Friday… just reminds me of the days when I lived in Raleigh, North Carolina. My mom and I just loved that Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother song and we were anything but redneck! It was the 70s. We leaned the happy hippie style.
Please enjoy. There is so much to do in this town! Don’t ever get baffled. Let me help you! Let me… tell you where to go!
Be sure to tune into Eggman in the Morning with Shawn Carey on KZLS 99.7FM The True Oldies Channel Wednesdays at 7:30am!
So what a crazy Memorial Day Weekend, huh? Hard to believe June starts on SATURDAY! All these great events benefiting the tornado victims are incredible. The OKChefsRelief raised $40,000 alone! Amazing! And the donations coming in by the millions! Oh and I did NOT get my tickets to the Healing in the Heartland concert. I’m fine with watching it on tv because I just can’t wait to see the performers and the crowd. I’m super pumped. Of course if tickets became available to purchase I would buy them.
Thanks for having me on Eggman & Shawn Carey! Listen every Wednesday morning, 7:30 am on KZLS The True Oldies Channel.
Here’s what’s on my list! PS. Look after the photo gallery for the “What June Is…” list.
Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert, Chesapeake Energy Arena, 7:30pm
Televised live at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. It will also air on cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT on either a live or delayed basis.
If you know me, you will know what this roof terrace means for me especially since I invented it! Naah. Of course not! But I was there when it began. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art architect Allen Brown designed this level for expansion upward so the tiles were done with strength. I believe it was 2003 or so when then Museum Cafe manager Eric Nelson and the director Carolyn Hill, along with facility manager Jack Madden decided – let’s just open the roof terrace in the summer, just on Thursday nights. We had no advertising budget so I just promoted through a weekly e-newsletter and by word-of-mouth.
Photo taken of me by Tim Blake…I will never wear tan colors again!
It was a minimalist start. A few tables, chairs, roll-out bar, chips, salsa. No music. We even had a small band of groupies – Lin Sanchez, Erin Merryweather… just to name a few. The view was always just simply amazing and you just felt on top of the world. We then dubbed it Cocktails on the Skyline. Now nine years later and wow! We did learn a lot of lessons – including dealing with the weather, and each year it just gets better and better.
Opening night was last night and it was soooo much fun with more than 650 in attendance. The variety of people is amazing! A variety of ages, styles of clothing – lots of Thunder-wear, and more! Congratulations to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the Museum Cafe staff that worked so hard! Born in November had the place rocking. There was some concern about all the Project180 street construction but people made it proving if you have what people really want, oh they’ll find a way to get there!
Here are a few photos I took last night. So fun!!! Thanks to the hard working team at the Museum for allowing me to still play a role in all this!