Our 70-acre, $132 Million Park, opened to the public on September 27, 2019 with a weekend of festivities including fireworks and live music.
A record crowd of 28,000 attended to the Opening Concert, delighted by the performances of Broncho and Republican Hair, who warmed up the crowd for Oklahoma City´s own Kings of Leon. The evening was topped off by a fireworks display over Scissortail Lake.
The Park is one of Oklahoma City’s MAPS 3 projects, an $805 million, debt-free capital improvement plan, which was funded by a 1-cent sales tax initiative that ran from April 2010 to December 2017. Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt and other dignitaries cut a ribbon, signifying the official opening of the park. In a tweet afterward, Mayor Holt called it “one of the most memorable nights in Oklahoma City history.”
The Love´s Travel Stops Stage has been the scenario of more than 38 concerts since 2019.
Scissortail Park Concerts presented by American Fidelity has brought the best FREE entertainment and live music, featuring great artists, musicians and singers from around the world! Last year we had the international multiplatinum-selling singer and award-winning artist LeAnn Rimes, the Grammy nominated Amythyst Kiah, the Afro-Caribbean Salsa group Mezclave, Oklahoma City´s own surf-pop-rock band Husbands, The Scintillating Sounds of India featuring Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan & Vidushi Vijayalaskhmi Lalgudi, and last but not least the OKC Philharmonic who has performed multiple times since the Park´s opening.
For the 2023 Summer, we featured a wide variety of Local and International Artists playing diverse music genres for all our diverse visitors. Scissortail Park is a community space that strives to be a venue that is safe and welcoming for all people, regardless of race, age, creed, nationality, language, gender, sexual orientation or ability. Scissortail is for everyone and we promote diverse forms of outdoor engagement through our events, ranger programs, pop up wellness sessions, concerts, handcrafts classes and markets.
We are a community that believes meaningful outdoor experiences make us healthier and happier. We believe that Music Unites Us All; and here at the Park, we have experienced how music taken from diverse countries, genres, and traditions gives both singers and audiences windows into unfamiliar cultures, histories, and realities, and a way to connect to each other. Music is a way to not only to speak to one another but to hear each other, too.
This Summer we featured The OKC Philharmonic led by Maestro Alexander Mickelthwate, the Oklahoma-based band that explores a combination of pop, punk, and indie rock: Bee & the Hive; the Summer of Soul Night hosted by J. Stew starring Charlie Redd and The Full Flava Kings, the “Noche Norteña” a night of music inspired by the sounds of Northern Mexico featuring Conjunto Generacion with Real del Alamo and Tornado, and the 14-time Grammy award-winning artist, dobro master and member of the ground-breaking band, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Jerry Douglas for a Bluegrass Night at the Park.
Plenty of towns and cities across the United States host an outdoor concert series over the summer. They’re family-friendly, offer diverse genres of music, are almost always free and are a great way to enjoy being outside in the evening.
To find the best to attend this summer, USA TODAY 10Best Organization, asked a panel of experts to nominate their favorites, then readers voted for their top picks; Scissortail Park Concert Series won 3rd place as best outdoor concert series for 2023 out of the the 10 nominees from all around the USA.
Scissortail Park began as a dream to build a world-class destination unlike any other, centered around health, wellness, a connection to nature, and entertainment for all citizens. The grand opening concert on September 27, 2019 featuring Kings of Leon was nothing short of spectacular welcoming over 28,000 guests to what is now officially Oklahoma City’s largest outdoor live music event. Scissortail Park is excited to play a role in OKC´S live music scene offering the largest and most popular outdoor venue in the city where the community can come together and enjoy great quality music in a safe, family and pet-friendly environment!