Scissortail Park Grand Opening Concert

Friday, Sept. 27 - Gates open 5p.m. | Free–All Ages

Scissortail Park
Grand Opening Concert

Friday, Sept. 27 – Gates open at 5:00 p.m.
Free – All Ages

Presenting Sponsor

"The opening of Scissortail Park is a once-in-a-lifetime moment for this city. I invite the people of Oklahoma City to come to Scissortail Park the last weekend in September for the free kickoff concert from Kings of Leon, as well as three days of music, food trucks and family activities. Our park is for everyone, and you are going to love it."

– Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt

Located in the Heart of OKC


The new Scissortail Park is in the heart of a revitalized downtown Oklahoma City. This public space is part of the MAPS 3 program that envisions a healthy and vibrant quality of life for our city while serving as an investment in the future. Every detail is designed for connection – with nature, neighbors and ourselves. It is a place for play, culture, celebration and inspiration.

Scissortail Park features a variety of engaging experiences within 70 urban acres, including ornamental gardens and woodlands, a lake and boathouse, children’s playground, grand promenade, water features, outdoor roller rink, an enclosed dog park, interactive fountain and much more.

Designed by one of the foremost landscape architecture planning firms in the world, Hargreaves Associates, The Park is also a horticultural tapestry of native prairie grasses, lush flower gardens and tree-lined walkways. Together we have created something spectacular. For everyone.

Scissortail Park is managed by Scissortail Park Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Friday, September 27 - Gates open at 5:00 p.m.
Music starts at 6:30 p.m.




Saturday, September 28 - Music starts at 6:00 p.m.


Sunday, September 29 - Music starts at 6:00 p.m.

THE OKLAHOMA CITY PHILHARMONIC | Alexander Mickelthwate, Music Director
with special guest vocalists Courtney Crouse and Kelly Holst

More Grand Opening Events

Ribbon Cutting
and Dedication

Friday, Sept. 27
6 – 6:30 p.m.

Family Day presented by Express Employment International

Saturday, Sept. 28
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Every Night!

Friday, Sept. 27-
Sunday, Sept. 29

Food Trucks

Friday, Sept. 27-
Sunday, Sept. 29

Neighborhood Showcase

Sunday, Sept. 29
11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Pride of Oklahoma
Marching Band

Sunday, Sept. 29
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Please check the website for changes and updates. 

Grand Opening FAQ's

Yes, however, due to the epic rains we had this year, much of the landscaping still needs time to settle into the ground. Therefore, you may see some landscape fencing to protect planted grounds. Please respect these areas by staying behind the protective fencing.

No ticket is required for entry. You can RSVP to let us know you’re coming, but registration does not guarantee entry.

Yes. All events the weekend of Sept. 27-29 are free.

Backpacks, rucksacks, large purses. Any small bags are subject to search. Drones, remote-controlled aircrafts, cars or toys. Lawn chairs, selfie sticks, paper lanterns, fireworks, explosives, professional cameras, SLRs, video cameras, iPads, GoPros, tripods, chains or chain wallets, umbrellas, objects that can be used as projectiles (glow sticks, balls, Frisbees), laser pointers, aerosol cans, sporting equipment (including bats, hockey sticks), tents, musical instruments, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and roller skates. No outside beverages other than a sealed water bottle or empty reusable, non-glass bottle.

The gates to the Kings of Leon concert open at 5:00pm on Friday, September 27. If guests chose to arrive earlier, they are advised to plan accordingly. Restroom facilities and food/beverage options are inside the Park area and will not be accessible until the gates open.

Find a downtown parking map that includes an OKC Streetcar route map HERE

Park in an EMBARK garage downtown on September 27 – 29, show your ticket and ride the OKC Streetcar for free!

Parking is also available south of the Park. Pedestrian entrance accessible by the Skydance Bridge.

Coolers and ice chests are prohibited during the Friday concert.

No lawn chairs will be permitted on the Great Lawn during the Friday concert.

The free concert is open to the public. Family-centric events will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

No, pets will not be allowed on the Great Lawn during the Friday concert. Service dogs will be permitted.

The majority of in-Park concessions and vendors will be cash only. ATMs will be available onsite.

Only sealed water bottles are allowed. You may bring an empty water bottle or reusable water bottle to fill up at water refill stations. Bottled water will be sold inside the Park.

No fighting, disorderly conduct, or threatening behavior: Any person found fighting will be evicted from the event.

No, you must be pre-approved through Scissortail Park staff.

Yes! Please sign up for a shift at HERE or email with questions.

Yes. There will be an area reserved for people with accessibility needs. A sign language interpreter will also be available during the concert.

No unauthorized drones permitted during opening weekend.

The Scissortail Park Grand Opening was made possible by the City of Oklahoma City, the Scissortail Park Foundation, and its corporate partners for Grand Opening. See a complete list of sponsors below. 

300 SW 7th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109


Presenting Sponsor

OneOKC Sponsors

Promenade Sponsors

Skydance Sponsors

Blue Sky Sponsors

Woodland Sponsors

Grove Sponsors

Thank you to our local sponsors