Category: Guest Artist

ACM@UCO ANNOUNCE THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN, GYAN RILEY AND NITTI GRITTI AS ADDITIONAL HEADLINERS FOR METRO MUSIC FEST

The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma will welcome the Lone Star quintet The Texas Gentlemen, diverse guitarist and artist Gyan Riley, and EDM artist Nitti Gritti as headlining acts to Oklahoma City for the ninth annual Metro Music Fest Friday, April 6.

The three will join main headliners The Revolution and Mavis Staples as well as 45 ACM-affiliated bands. The diverse lineup for Metro Music Fest 2018 boasts nine stages across Bricktown that will support different genres of music.

Read more here.

QUEEN OF ROCKABILLY WANDA JACKSON TO VISIT ACM@UCO FOR A BOOK SIGNING AND INTERVIEW

Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. ACM@UCO Performance Lab.
Tickets $27 – Autobiography included in ticket price.

Join ACM@UCO for a special evening with the First Lady of Rock’n’Roll and the Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson, as we celebrate the release of her autobiography, “Every Night is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” The evening will consist of an interview with Wanda, a brief audience Q&A and then a signing of the book.

For more information, contact Scott Booker, 404-974-4701.

Purchase tickets here.

JUDY COLLINS TO PRESENT A MASTERCLASS MARCH 9 AT ACM

Friday, March 9, 2 p.m. ACM@UCO Songwriting Room. Free and open to the public.

Grammy-winning musician, author and social activist Judy Collins will visit ACM@UCO for a Masterclass in partnership with CityRep. Collins has released over 50 albums since 1961 including interpretations of works by Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. Her most recent album, “Everybody Knows,” is a collaboration with Stephen Stills and was released September 2017.

RSVP to the event here!

THE REVOLUTION, MAVIS STAPLES TO HEADLINE ACM@UCO’S METRO MUSIC FEST

ACM@UCO is proud to announce the main headliners for the 2018 Metro Music Fest: The Revolution and Mavis Staples!

The Revolution, composed of Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, BrownMark and Dr. Fink, is best known as the band behind Prince. The Revolution have two No. 1 Billboard 200 albums – “Purple Rain” and “Around the World in a Day” – and multiple No. 1 singles. The band also has won three Grammys and three American Music Awards. After Prince’s death in 2016, the band remained united to continue to play in his honor.

Two-time Grammy winner and civil rights icon Mavis Staples, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, brings soul and gravitas to the festival this year. Mavis and her five-person band move fluidly between the gospel, soul, rock, rhythm-and-blues and country genres of the American roots music she helped pioneer with her family band, The Staple Singers.

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GARLAND JEFFREYS MASTER CLASS 2 P.M., THURSDAY, SEPT. 14

ACM will be hosting a master class with acclaimed musician Garland Jeffreys at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in the ACM@UCO Songwriting Room located on the first floor of the building. The masterclass is FREE and open to the public.

Jeffreys is best-known for his 1977 hit single “Wild In The Streets” as well as for his many collaborations and performances with artists including Bruce Springsteen, U2, James Taylor and Lou Reed, among others. He is currently touring to promote his new album “14 Steps To Harlem,” which has received critical praise from USA Today, American Songwriter and Billboard.

Later in the evening, Jeffreys will perform songs from his new album at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab located at 329 E. Sheridan Ave. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at levelland.preferredfan.com. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m.

Check out Jeffrey’s famous single “Wild In The Streets””