Things to do in Norman, Oklahoma

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Home Builder with Ideal Homes

If you live in any of Ideal’s Normancommunities – Red Canyon RanchGreenleaf TrailsTrail Woods or Little River Trails – you know all about the vibrant cultural life that comes from living in a university city. If you’re new to the metro area, or just considering a move, Norman is located about 20 miles south of Downtown Oklahoma City, and with about 120,000 population, Norman is Oklahoma’s third largest city.

 

Your source for all things Norman is Discover Normana website that guides you to hotels, attractions, restaurants, shops, events and Oklahoma Sooner sports. Be sure to check it out regularly.

 

Be sure to include these upcoming Norman Events in your leisure plans.

 

2nd Friday Art Walk

Stroll through the Walker Arts District in Downtown Norman for the 2nd Friday Art Walk

May 11, from 6 – 9 p.m.

The 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk – a monthly, citywide celebration of art – is a collaboration between artists, art organizations, and businesses, brought to you by the Norman Arts Council. As its name implies, it’s held the second Friday of every month and includes a wide variety of shops, restaurants, offices, bars, concert venues and more teaming up to produce dozens of free, fun arts events to celebrate Norman’s creative community.

Events include free concerts with everything from folk to jazz to indie to hip-hop. Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series each month at Opolis (113 N. Crawford). May features longtime Norman favorite The New Tribe, fresh from an appearance at Norman Music Festival.  All concerts are free for all-ages and start at 9 p.m.

The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) will host Dylan Stewart and Mike McClure. Show will start at 7 p.m. and is non-smoking.

Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) will feature hip-hop act WeRDoZe followed by a DJ set!

Red Brick Bar (311 E. Main) will host singer-songwriter Tania Warnock from Enid, bringing some Red Dirt, folk, Americana music! Karaoke follows at 10 p.m.

Puebla Tacos y Tequileria (305 E. Main) will host 2018 Jazz In June Jam Sessions! The Lucky Losers, a blues jam band & a male/female duet fronted band from San Francisco, will perform from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Veteran blues vocalists Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz deliver a soulful ’60’s retro sound on their third CD, Blind Spot, coming May 18 on Dirty Cat Records.

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Kyle Reid from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Summer Breeze Concert Series

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy lead off the FREE Summer Breeze Concert Series for 2018

May 20, 7 – 9 p.m. – at Lions Park

A high-energy “Brass ‘n’ Grass” sextet from Wichita, Kan. takes the stage at 7 p.m. The band, whose sound has been described as “…a stagecoach in overdrive” has brought their eclectic blend of bluegrass, ska, punk, and Dixieland to packed clubs, basements, and festivals across the U.S. since their inception in the spring of 2007.

Upcoming concerts in the series include:

  • June 3 – Jacob Tovar and the Saddle Tramps
  • June 17 – Handmade Moments
  • July 1 – Brandy Zdan
  • July 15 – The Mulligan Brothers
  • July 29 – Caleb McGee and the Underdogs
  • Aug 12 – Delhi 2 Dublin
  • Aug 26 – Harpeth Rising – Members Choice

Jazz in June

Jazz in June, Norman’s outdoor jazz and blues festival, continues its 34-year tradition of bringing Oklahoma and national jazz and blues artists together to perform free for the public

June 14, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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