OKM will announce its star artists performing at the 38th annual music festival from June 9-13 – including two headliners – during a special reveal on Thursday.
The public is invited to be part of the celebration with food and gifts throughout the evening as the full slate of musical talent is announced at 5 p.m. at Ambler Hall, 415 S. Dewey.
The artist revelation will commemorate the birthday of the festival’s namesake, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born 266 years ago on January 27 in Salzburg, Austria. While the festival is a tribute to one of the greatest classical composers of the late 18th century, it also embraces the dynamic and ever-changing world of music.
OKM spokeswoman Isabel Zielenski said this year’s festival will be a multi-genre event featuring an American theme.
“We’ll reveal all the big performers and little performers and they’ll all fit that American vibe,” she said. “We’ll have country, jazz (and more) and we’ll leave the other party a surprise.”
From professional orchestra musicians and concert performers to blues guitarists, gospel and pop artists, OKM is committed to providing a versatile music offering and connecting people through the universal language of music.
Former artists who have performed at OKM have included Baha Men, Canadian Brass, Houston Ballet, Itzhak Perlman, Kristin Chenoweth, Simply Three, Solisti New York Orchestra, Tina Guo, Tulsa Ballet and Wilson Phillips.
The week-long “localized” festival will have performances at the Bartlesville Community Center in downtown Bartlesville; Woolaroc, about 20 km southwest of Bartlesville in the Osage Hills, and the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa.
OKM is also an opportunity for local and Tulsa-area musicians to perform. These concerts will take place at Ambler Hall.
Also in conjunction with OKM, OKM’s KidsFest offers educational arts programs and performances especially for children of all ages, including puppeteers and story time, June 3-9.