WGC 4th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

We’re pleased to share plans for our 4th Anniversary Celebration, April 22-30. In honor of Woody’s return home to Oklahoma, we are joining hands with our community partners to present a variety of events during the week. Please check back often as the schedule details are confirmed.

Thanks to our Anniversary Sponsors:

George Kaiser Family Foundation, Folk Alliance International, Guitar House of Tulsa, Williams Companies, Marshall Brewing Company

Saturday, April 22 – MOJOFest in the East Village – 7:00 PM – Featuring The Rogues Five, Ann Bell & Friends, The Subdudes, and Gaelic Storm – Proceeds benefit the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless

Sunday, April 23 – Guthrie Green – 2:30 PM – Horton Records Presents —-

Vanguard – 7:00 PM – “Be The Machine: The Tradition of Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, and Bob Dylan” – John Flynn, Jesse Aycock & Lauren Barth, Wink Burcham, Paul Benjaman

Monday, April 24 – WGC Theater – 6:00 PM – Tim Z. Hernandez Book Discussion – All They Will Call You

IDL Ballroom – 7:00 PM – Jimmy Webb – Live: Books & Music – Booksmart Tulsa/Magic City Books

Tuesday, April 25 – 6:00 PM – – Hispanic Resource Center at Martin Regional Library – Tim Z. Hernandez presentation

Circle Cinema – 6:00 PM Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts, and Culture – Panel Discussion

7:00 PM – Jim Brown documentary The Power of Song

Wednesday, April 26 – ONEOK Field – 4:05 PM – Tulsa Drillers vs. Arkansas – “This Land” for 7th Inning Stretch

Cain’s Ballroom – OKPOP/Oklahoma Historical Society– “North Tulsa Jazz and Black Town Blues,” featuring Ernie Fields, Jr.

Thursday, April 27

Hard Rock Casino – 9:00 AM-Noon OKPOP/Oklahoma Historical Society Panels

American Indians in Pop Culture
Joe DeYoung, Cowboy-Artist: Product of Northeast Oklahoma
The Tulsa Race Riot: Working Toward Reconciliation–Then and Now
The Osage-Cherokee Feud: Defining Boundaries in Oklahoma
The 13th Amendment and Its Impact on Sovereignty Among the Five Civilized Tribes
Cyrus Avery, The Ozark Trails, and the Birth of Route 66
North American and the Astronauts of Northeastern Oklahoma
Longhair Music: Archiving the Hollywood Session Years of Leon Russell and the Tulsa Sound
Daughter of Icons: Nora Guthrie and Carolyn Wills
Guthrie Green – 7:00 PM – Red Dirt Rangers and David Amram

8:30 PM – Movie on the Green – Alice’s Restaurant

Friday April 28

Hard Rock Casino – 9:00 AM – Noon – OKPOP/Oklahoma Historical Society Panels

Red Dust: The Contributions of Sis Cunningham and Gordon Friesen to Musical Heritage
Native Crafts as Ambassadors to Tourists
From Trails to Rails: Adair County Economic Past, Present, and Future
Oklahoma’s Great Inheritance
The Freedmen Saga in Indian Territory
A Brief History of Northeastern Oklahoma Early Sanitation
Authors’ Roundtable: Rilla Askew, Teresa Miller, and John Wooley
Guthrie Green

5:00 PM – Afterschool Music Students

6:00 PM – Emma’s Revolution

7:15 PM – Levi Parham

8:30 – TBD

Saturday, April 29

WGC Theater

10:30 AM – David Amram and Joy Harjo – “Kerouac, Woody and Their Embrace of America” Oklahoma Indigenous Studies Alliance

11:45 AM – Conversation with Nora Guthrie

1:00 PM – Eric Andersen performance

2:15 PM – Betsy Siggins Schmidt program

3:30 PM – Bob Merlis program

Guthrie Green

3:00 PM – Birds of Chicago

4:15 PM – HuDost

5:30 PM – Griffin House

6:45 PM – Black Lillies

8:00 PM – John Fullbright

5:00 PM -8:30 PM – FlyLoft – TyPros TEDx watch party with John Calvin Abney performing at 3:00

Sunday, April 30

WGC Theater

Noon – Grant Peeples – protest music and poetry

1:15 PM – Panel discussion – “Woody’s Guthrie’s Contemporary Relevance” – (Gus Stadler, Will Kaufman, Mark Fernandez) – Bob Santelli moderating

2:30 PM – Douglas Brinkley presentation –“Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Woody Guthrie, and the Land of America”

3:45 PM – Jeff Place – Pete Seeger Discussion

5:00 PM – Marshall Crenshaw

WGC Classroom

2:00 PM – Family art class – “Art Happens” Hosted by John Hammer

Guthrie Green

2:30 PM – Steve Poltz

3:45 PM – Sam Baker

5:00 PM – Ellis Paul

6:15 PM – TBD

7:30 PM – Jimmy LaFave

Friday, April 28th 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 29th 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 30th 2:30 pm