An arts event that enhances Tulsa’s cultural landscape, supports professional
and student musicians, promotes food & wine and boosts economic development.
This is an outdoor festival so be sure to bring sunscreen, hats, lawn chairs and blankets!
Adults: $15 (Includes festival entrance and on-site or shuttle parking.)
Youth 17 and under: FREE
5323 w. 31st Street North
Tulsa, Ok 74127
What kind of seating is available? The Festival is located on the spacious meadows east of the Main Lodge. Seating is not provided. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.
Can I bring a tent? No
Be sure to bring some cash for all of the delicious food and wine vendors!
Can we bring a cooler? Food and beverages (including alcohol) will be available for purchase at the festival. NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS, OR OUTDOOR FLAME IS ALLOWED AT THE EVENT.
Is there food? Yes! We will have food trucks participating in the event, as well as some culinary delights from Chef Damien Jacob, Executive Chef at POSTOAK.
Can we bring BBQ grills? Sorry, no. BBQ grills and any other type of outdoor cooking device is strictly prohibited. There are a variety of food vendors to choose from.
Where do I park? We will have parking on-site, as well as complimentary parking at Tulsa Central High School. Shuttle service to and from Tulsa Central and POSTOAK is availabe from noon to midnight.
Tulsa Central is located at 3101 West Edison St. Tulsa, OK 74127.
Can I bring my RV or camp? No, camping facilities are not available. However, there is a RV Park located at the Tulsa fairgrounds.
Can I bring my pet? Sorry, no pets allowed except for service animals.
Darell has enjoyed great success touring Europe with his band as a singer in Gospel, R&B and Jazz. In addition to his success as a singer, Darell has also received high praise for his acting and public speaking.
Darell says his music can best be described as “Soul Music”, a combination of Gospel, Jazz, and Rhythm and Blues. He describes himself as a “Frontman”. Darell attributes his singing style to growing up in the church singing Gospel music in the accapella tradition and to his mother who had a successful, but brief, career as a Jazz singer.
After singing for his church and performing in regional theater, Darell moved to Europe in 1994 and started created the touring Gospel Choir “Perfect Union”. It was not long before he was asked to perform jazz, and R&B. His band, the “Darell Christopher Blues Band” produced an award winning CD that featured the song “Jealous Man” which was a Top 10 hit in Germany.
Darell has performed over 1,000 concerts throughout Europe, including, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and Spain.
“I love music, I love being on stage, and I enjoy being involved with all these incredible musicians”
Darell is a graduate of Holland Hall, The university of Tulsa, and Leadership Tulsa. He received his Masters in Theology from Phillips Theological Seminary. Darell is also the pastor at First Christian Church of Tahlequah.
Cynthia’s jazz career is an example of the wonders of social media. While relatively new to the Tulsa area she made a chance connection on Facebook to one of the city’s finest jazz pianists, Scott McQuade. Through Scott she was introduced to Chuck Cissel, The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, and through there, many other people who have been influential in her life….the rest as the saying goes, is history.
Cynthia has performed in many local venues including the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Ciao, Smoke. on Cherry St, Main St. Tavern, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Juniper, 624 Kitchen and Catering, Bodean Lounge, Harwelden Mansion and various others. She has connected with the Tulsa jazz community and over the last few years, has become one of the more recognized and popular jazz vocalists in the area.
When she’s not singing, Cynthia is a mom of two young adults and employed as a human resources professional. But music, especially jazz, is never far away.
Mischievous Swing is a driving quartet that specializes in bringing Jazz to an acoustic context. Rooted in tradition, but also deeply committed to innovation, Mischievous Swing provides a refreshing voice in both Jazz and Acoustic genres. Covering the rich scope of Jazz, the band’s music invites the listener to take a journey as they experience the rhythms of Latin America, the sounds of French cafes and Gypsy camps, and the swing of Jazz Clubs in New York, Chicago or Kansas City. Whether they are performing classic jazz standards or original compositions, Mischievous Swing is sure to get your foot tappin’. Bound together by family and deep musical friendship, Mischievous Swing is tight band that celebrates the joy of making music.
About the Band: Multiphonic Funk is a group of friends from the Tulsa area. The band was put together in January of 2016 and has been thriving ever since. The band leader and main arranger/writer is Drew Thomas, who is the saxophonist in the band. Even though Drew arranges and writes most of the songs, Spencer Mantos (drums) and Nathan Hairston (trumpet) also contribute to the band’s repertoire. The band made their big debut on the David Cameron stage at Tulsa Mayfest in 2016.
Genre: a fusion between funk and jazz
I was born in Tulsa, went to Bishop Kelley High School, then to Boston College. I was a paralegal for a few years after college for my Uncle Dan. He’s a fantastic lawyer, which made me realize I better find something I’m decent at doing because if I was to ever go up against someone like him I’d get clobbered. So I left, which was really tough because I had no idea what to do next. Plus, it upset my Italian grandmother.
So then I waited tables for a few years at an Italian restaurant while simultaneously doing a cable access show in Newton, Mass. Part of that show involved doing human interest stories. Eventually that led to working on Newton News, which I did for three years.
Lubbock, Texas was my next stop. Home of Buddy Holly, Texas Tech, Prairie Dogs and KCBD. I was there for two years and had a wonderful time.
I’ve been at Tulsa’s Channel 8 since 2004 and won a couple of awards along the way, including second place at a cow chip throwing competition. I’m also proud to say that my Basset Hound, Daisy, won Most Patriotic News Dog for 2015.
John Taylor is a native Virginian who has called Tulsa home for the last 12 years, he is not just a fan of music but of the people who make and perform it. His passion for musical artists and their craft was the catalyst for TulsaJazz.com, John’s thriving business that has become a major resource for jazz information in Tulsa.
John Taylor is the owner of TulsaJazz.com, OKCJazz.Com, The JT Taylor Company, Tulsa Jazz Destinations, and The River City Jazz Company. He also volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations such as the Spotlight Theatre and the Tulsa Jazz Society.
TulsaJazz.com is now a nationally recognized company offering Business Consulting, Music Management, Agent/Booking Services, and Social Media/Website Management. John says, “The Company was founded on the philosophy of helping people with passion and a dream, achieve it, and our continued focus on that philosophy is the reason for our current and the catalyst for our future success.”