Upcoming Concerts

We have great talents at the Old Church as part of the Cimarron Breeze Concerts. In addition to individual ticket sales, we offer season tickets for all eight shows for $170 along with a special package featuring some of the great Oklahoma Artists for $80 on the schedule. We offer a discount to seniors 65 and over and sometimes receive donations so that we can help expose students to the fine music we have here. A potluck supper starts before each show at 6 p.m. and the concerts start at 7 p.m. These concerts are coming up and tickets sell out quickly for many shows.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Oklahoma Arts Council Dinner & Concert with Jimmy LaFave & The Night Tribe

Oklahoma Arts CouncilOn Wednesday night, Jimmy will give a special concert to close out the Oklahoma Arts Council‘s Annual Conference being hosted in Stillwater this year.

Good Little EaterThe show will be catered by Sarah Ramsey and Good Little Eater for an early dinner which starts at 5 p.m. and Jimmy’s concert starting at 6:15 p.m.

In addition to his regular show, Jimmy will sing a few Woody Guthrie songs and talk about his long history with the Guthrie family. We have a dozen tickets left for the dinner and concert for $50 in advance. You’ll need to order no later than the day before the concert and dinner so we know how much food to prepare.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Jimmy LaFave & The Night Tribe

Jimmy LaFave: The Night Tribe

Jimmy LaFave played the first concert we ever had at the Old Church and has returned many times to Stillwater — his home away from home. This year, he’ll be playing back to back shows on Wednesday and Thursday at the church.

On Thursday, Jimmy will be digging deep into his catalog to pull so many gems from more than 35 years in the music business over 20 recording, including his latest, The Night Tribe. He always gets the crowd roaring and singing along to his soulful sound like no other.

Tickets for Thursday’s show are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Miss Brown to You Trio

Miss Brown to You: Roll AwayMary Reynolds & Louise Goldberg who make up Miss Brown to You are special talents, classically trained and uniquely paired together. On this night, they’ll be bringing a friend, Elyse Angelo on drums, to add another dimension to that beautiful jazz infused music they make together.

They’ve played a couple of times now, but you’ve never seen them quite like this. Of all the people who have played at the church, their delicate sound deserves the special acoustics only this place can offer.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sam Baker

Sam Baker: Say GraceIf you could sum up Sam Baker in one word, it would be “artist.” Yes, he writes and sings great songs in addition to painting and drawing amazing art, but he turned inward, to relearn the use of his body and brain after a Peruvian train bombing almost killed him in 1986. The road back was arduous, but it opened up new vistas in art, poetry, and music. He was great in his last visit to the Old Church and will be again. Sam is one special human being:

“Life is a gift. I went through a lot of bitterness- a lot of anger. But those things are toxic. Gratitude for what remains is more helpful than resentment for what was lost. Ultimately, I came to understand that these days are wicked short and terribly beautiful. All I’ve got — no matter what I hold in my hands, drive around in, or put in the bank — all I’ve got is this one breath, and if I’m lucky, I get another.”

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Blake Parks, Sam Parks and the Parks Family with special guests Joe Baxter & the Lost Cause

Nicnōs IIBlake and Sam Parks each have separate very popular and busy bluegrass and southern rock bands. Their mom and dad grew up in Stillwater and helped form the popular Stillwater camp over 30 years ago at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass festival. The family also helped Byron Berline get Guthrie’s annual fall Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival (OIBF) started. It’s a very special family so this will be a very special family affair.

Blake Parks juggles two bands — Steelwind and Nicnōs — with Oklahoma roots, but a worldwide following. His fiddle playing is signature to both bands and he reminds us of a really young Randy Crouch.

Head for the Hills: Blue RuinSam Parks is brings an essential flavor to indescribable, quintessential Colorado bluegrass band, Head for the Hills. But bluegrass doesn’t really fit. The quartets latest record is described as fusing “bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop and indie rock into songs inspired by love and misery and comic books.”

Head for the Hills — Adam Kinghorn on Guitar and vocals, Joe Lessard on violin and vocals, Matt Loewen on upright bass and vocals and Sam Parks on mandolin — has independently issued three studio records and one live, been featured on NPR Ideastream and eTown, co-released a beer with Odell Brewing Company and charted on the CMJ Top 200 (Blue Ruin, 2013 and Head for the Hills, 2010).

Tribute to the Songs of Joe BaxterFor many years the Cottonwood Creek stage at OIBF has been run by the talented and popular Oklahoma songwriterJoe Baxter. His band The Lost Cause is made up of banjo, fiddle, and upright bass. The compilation Tribute to the Songs of Joe Baxter was a gift given to Joe for his birthday and featuring many friends of the Church, including John Fullbright and Monica Taylor, but the real gift to us are the songs he writes and the attitude he brings to his music.

And there is a rumor that a few more of the notable Oklahoma artists that frequent the OIBF may also make an appearance. We think this show will sell out, but it is just two days after Christmas. We’re not exactly sure what will happen, but we know it’ll be fun and we hope you get to come.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Joe Baxter & the Lost Cause

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Tulsa Playboys

Tribute to Bob WillsDo you like authentic western swing, top notch players, and Bob Wills songs to your heart’s content? Then, this night is for you, friends.

Our friend renowned fiddler Shelby Eicher has been to the church many times with The Cherokee Maidens and Sycamore Swing and with his family band Mischievous Swing, but to start the new year, he’s bringing in his other band, the Tulsa Playboys, for what promises to be a rip, roaring time.

Shelby, along with all of the band members, will share vocal duties and you might find yourself getting up and making your way to the foyer to dance. Don’t be embarrassed because you won’t have to dance alone.

The Tulsa Playboys are Western Swing epitomized from the first note to the last. Drawing on the tradition of Bob, Johnnie Lee and the Cain’s Ballroom, the band features triple fiddles, horns, piano, steel and standard guitars and electric mandolin. There may be a Cherokee Maiden stepping up to render a song or two, as well. What a show this is going to be! As their theme song says, “grab your boots, get your hat, swing with the Tulsa Playboys!”

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Saturday, February 4, 2016

Don Morris & the Wednesday Night Science Project band

Don Morris: Traveling BoyFor more than 20 years, Tulsa has been fortunate to have Don Morris & the Wednesday Night Science Project band play just about every Wednesday. When Don and our friend, the late Tom Skinner, two stalwarts and godfathers in the musical family called Red Dirt that was birthed and raised right here in Payne county started it, the premise was always, ‘The ‘band’ invites special guests up to play a couple of songs with them and they say “ …don’t worry, we’ll follow you- it’ll be like a science experiment!” Every Wednesday night for 2 decades just about, Don and Tom hosted this show in various venues all over Tulsa for the very loyal fans that come every week at 8pm for ‘red dirt church.’

Don Morris has been a working musician his entire life. Growing up in Monroe, NC he and his brother started out playing for square dances and any other gig they could find, then they found themselves recording and touring all over the country and parts of the world as The Morris Brothers. Don left the duo and joined Brewer & Shipley as their bass man. Having been to Nashville and toured all over the world with Brandon Jenkins, Jana Jae, Dwight Yoakam, he’s been back in Tulsa for a while and still plays constantly with The Red Dirt Rangers, Monica Taylor, and many other artists. He is also part of the beloved and top notch Oklahoma Geniuses band — Terry ‘Buffalo’ Ware’s house band for the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival each year. Once that music bug bites you, well, it just doesn’t let go.

He’s been working on a new recording with quite a few new songs and you can bet he’ll roll out of them for this very special show.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Friday, February 24, 2016

Wink Burcham, Jacob Tovar and the Saddle Tramps with special guest Ali Harter

You hear a lot about that “New Tulsa Sound” and we’re pleased to be bringing a big part of that sound to the Old Church to close the Winter part of our season.

Wink Burcham: Cleveland Summer NightsOf course, Wink Burcham has played here before, but that seems like a lifetime ago. Since then, he’s become a father, toured Europe while climbing to the tops of the Euro-Americana charts, and released his best collection of songs to date, Cleveland Summer Nights. American Roots UK described the recording like this:

“Cale Tyson and Sturgill Simpson are justifiably said to be the new stars of the edgier side of ‘real country music.’ Why no one has spoken about Wink Burcham in the same way completely beats me. He is certainly their equal and given the profile that his tremendous recordings, particularly this one, deserve I’m pretty sure that anyone hearing him will agree.”

Jacob Tovar & The Saddle TrampsJacob Tovar‘s 2015 record, Jacob Tovar & The Saddle Tramps, featured a rocking honkey tonk sound straight out of Tulsa. They will bring that Honky Tonk into the Old Church… with the genuine feel of those great songs of days gone by… but, with a good mix of old and self-penned tunes. Jacob grew up in nearby Perry and gained a good respect for the older generations in his family that you can hear in his songs, his playing and his smile.

Wink and Jacob must really like each other because this summer they worked their way through Colorado, to Las Vegas and out to California with Carter Sampson and Erik the Viking. The fact they lived to tell about it is our gain come February.

Ali Harter: No Bees, No HoneyBecause an all-guys show wouldn’t be nearly as much fun, Jacob and Wink will be joined by special guest the fabulous Miss Ali Harter — mother of Winks child, Ryland, a fine singer/songwriter in her own right with a new album called Near the Knuckle on the way, and a fine artist. We are so excited to have her in Perkins! She has toured around the country for many years and has had success in Europe as well. Her songwriting is country-rock, steeped in her Oklahoma roots, that matches her unique voice and great guitar playing!

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Date Artist City Venue
Tour: Cimarron Breeze Concert Series
10/27/16 Jimmy LaFave & Night Tribe Perkins, Oklahoma Old Church Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $35 at the door, $30 in advance. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (405) 612-3183. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Doors open and pot luck supper starts around 6 p.m. Buy Tickets
11/19/16 Miss Brown to You Trio Perkins, Oklahoma Old Church Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $30 at the door, $25 in advance. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (405) 612-3183. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Doors open and pot luck supper starts around 6 p.m. Buy Tickets
12/03/16 Sam Baker Perkins, Oklahoma Old Church Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $30 at the door, $25 in advance. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (405) 612-3183. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Doors open and pot luck supper starts around 6 p.m. Buy Tickets
12/27/16 Parks Family Band with special guests Joe Baxter and the Lost Cause Perkins, Oklahoma Old Church Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $25 at the door, $20 in advance. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (405) 612-3183. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Doors open and pot luck supper starts around 6 p.m. Buy Tickets
01/14/17 The Tulsa Playboys Perkins, Oklahoma Old Church Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $30 at the door, $25 in advance. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (405) 612-3183. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Doors open and pot luck supper starts around 6 p.m. Buy Tickets
02/04/17 Don Morris and the Wednesday Night Science Project Band Perkins, Oklahoma Old Church Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $30 at the door, $25 in advance. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (405) 612-3183. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Doors open and pot luck supper starts around 6 p.m. Buy Tickets
02/24/17 Wink Burcham, Jacob Tovar and the Saddle Tramps with special guest Ali Harter Perkins, Oklahoma Old Church Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $30 at the door, $25 in advance. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (405) 612-3183. Address: 750 N. Main Street. Venue phone: 405-612-3183. Doors open and pot luck supper starts around 6 p.m. Buy Tickets

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