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Adam Ledbetter Ensemble Headlines Sunday Concert in Edmond

Adam Ledbetter is often known as the keyboard-ripping, beat-boxing, harmonizing rapper half of OKC’s dynamic musical duo Adam + Kizzie. Oklahoma City also knows Adam as the premiere go-to jazz pianist and a teacher of Hip Hop Production II at ACM@UCO.

He is rooted in the history and vocabulary of jazz, making him a refreshingly authentic and major player in OKC.

Sunday, he leads an A-list ensemble for an evening of music at UCO Jazz Lab in Edmond.

“You can expect it to be swinging, soulful, sweet, salty, spiritual, cerebral, syntactically sound and celebratory,” he said of Sunday’s show. The event is hosted by Deep Deuce Jazz OKC.

Previously, he toured Oklahoma and Europe when he was with the University of Central Oklahoma’s Jazz Band, and later founded his own (well sought-after) jazz quartet, “New Growth.”

Event

Adam Ledbetter Ensemble
6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16
University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab
100 E. Fifth St., in Edmond
Admission: $15
Tickets: r2c.ticketleap.com/adam-ledbetter-ensemble

 

Things to do in July: No need to travel far from 405 to party

Happy early Fourth of July! It’s summertime in Oklahoma, and with that comes poolside parties and concerts. Lots and lots of concerts. If you’re a festival goer, you probably know all the cool stuff happening around the United States, but just in case, we’ve curated a July list of Oklahoma City-area faves that you should check off your list! Got some other cool events? Post them in the comments!

July 1: Pixies with The Wombats @ Jones Assembly, OKC
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The Pixies and UK group The Wombats will be stopping in Oklahoma City as part of their tour with Weezer! NOTE: Weezer will not be at this performance.

July 3: Red, White and BOOM! @ Oklahoma State Fair, OKC
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This is definitely your classic celebration of America with tunes like “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless America,” and, of course, fireworks! Oh, and it’s FREE.

July 4: LibertyFest ParkFest @ Mitch Park, Edmond
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Music, watermelon, henna tattoos and family-friendly events. Yes, food trucks will be there.

July 6: Solo @ The Patriarch, Edmond
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What’s not to love about craft beer? Vibe to the electric blues of KALO on the lawn.

July 6: Sophia Massad single release party with Bowlsey and Johnny Manchild @ VZD, OKC *FEATURED EVENT*
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Current ACM student Sophia Massad will be releasing another single, “Alone at Night,” on July 6 and has booked the VZD venue for a fun party! Show her your support by attending the party or visiting the single’s website at sophiamassad.com/alone-at-night/.

July 8: Paramore @ OKC Zoo Amphitheater
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Go back to your early 2000’s emo roots and jam out to Paramore and Foster the People at the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheater!

July 12: Thirty Seconds To Mars @ OKC Zoo Amphitheater
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Uhhh hello…. JARED LETO. That’s really all we need to say.

July 15: Jimmie Vaughan @ Tower Theatre, OKC
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This will be Jimmie Vaughan’s first time to ever perform in Oklahoma City! Let’s show him some support!

July 17: Oh Wonder @ Jones Assembly, OKC
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If you’re looking for a chill sesh, Oh Wonder is one of the best alt-pop duos out there. Doors open at 7 p.m.

July 19: Jazz Lab Summer Sizzler @ UCO Jazz Lab, Edmond
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We can’t get away from plugging our Jazz Lab venue in Edmond; this place is seriously great. Catch Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road for some Thursday evening country music.

July 19: Teasing Weasel @ Hafer Park, Edmond
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Hafer Park in Edmond doesn’t get a lot of love, so we are excited to be able to pump up some promo for the upcoming T.W. show! Part of the Edmond Summer Concert Series.

July 21: Black Label Society @ Diamond Ballroom, OKC
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Feeling a little heavy metal? Catch Black Label Society at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City while they are on tour.

July 21: Heard on Hurd *FEATURED EVENT*
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This Edmond event hosted by the Citizen’s Bank of Edmond is one of the biggest spotlights for our ACM student artists. Enjoy ACM-affiliated music, pop-up shops and food trucks on Hurd street. It’s the best place to be on a Saturday evening.

July 24: Pentatonix @ OKC Zoo Amphitheater
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Okay, the Oklahoma City Zoo may not be your first thought when thinking of venues, but trust us, these guys have their shit together. For all of you a capella lovers, Pentatonix is a household name. And they are amazing in concert.

July 27: Book of Love @ Tower Theatre, OKC
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This Philadelphia-based group travels all over the States performing, and we’re lucky to have them stopping in Oklahoma City! They are great blend of synthpop and new wave music.

July 28: Brands & Bands @ OKC Outlet Mall
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We have booked an awesome lineup of bands to perform at the Oklahoma City Outlet Mall. Official event details to follow!

*Special Mention* July 28: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks @ The Vanguard, Tulsa
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Okay, so Tulsa isn’t fortunate enough to reside in the 405, but we still love our 918 brothers and sisters, so they definitely get a mention on this list, especially because this group is too good to pass up! The Vanguard is also a great performance venue; if you haven’t been there, make this performance a destination.

 

Things to do in May: See ACM-affiliated bands perform at Heard on Hurd

Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd, a live music, food truck and pop-up shop celebration in Downtown Edmond, will be featuring three ACM-affiliated bands at the upcoming celebration. The Old Bulldog Band, Dr. Pants and Lincka all have ACM ties – show your support by attending!

The Old Bulldog Band
Dr. Pants – David Broyles (Faculty), Jimmy Jackson (Staff and Alumnus) and Mac Seigel (Alumnus)
Lincka – Lincka Elizondo (Alumnae) and Dan Ashford (Alumnus)

ACM@UCO ALUMNI SET TO PERFORM AT HEARD ON HURD MARCH 17

ACM alumni The Ivy and Mallory Eagle will be performing at the Citizens Bank of Edmond’s “Heard on Hurd” festival Saturday, March 17.

Heard on Hurd prides itself on being an authentic block party-style festival open to the community. Food trucks, shopping and live music are hosted once a month through March-October. Family and pet-friendly, the goal of Heard on Hurd is to promote community involvement and bring in diverse vendors and audiences.

Learn more about Heard on Hurd here.