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WGC 4th Anniversary Celebration – April 22-30

WGC 4th Anniversary Celebration – April 22-30

We’re pleased to share plans for our 4th Anniversary Celebration, April 22-30. In honor of Woody’s return home to Oklahoma, we are joining hands with our community partners to present a variety of events during the week. Please check back often as the schedule details are confirmed.

Events at Guthrie Green are free to attend. Programs inside the Woody Guthrie Center Theater are included with the price of admission to the center.

Thanks to our Anniversary Sponsors:

George Kaiser Family Foundation, Antonia and Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund, Folk Alliance International, Guitar House of Tulsa, Williams Companies, Marshall Brewing Company, Oklahoma Arts Council, Blue Sky Bank

Saturday, April 22 – MOJOFest in the East Village, 818 E. Third St. – 7 p.m. – Featuring The Rogues Five, Ann Bell & Friends, The Subdudes, and Gaelic Storm – Proceeds benefit the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. Tickets are $20, available here or at the event.

Sunday, April 23 – Guthrie Green – 2:30 p.m. – Horton Records Presents

2:30 p.m. – Harumph

4 p.m. – Annie Oakley

5:30 p.m. – Amy LaVere & Will Sexton

Vanguard – “Be The Machine: The Tradition of Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, and Bob Dylan”

$10, available at the door or at

Doors 7 p.m.

7:30 – Chris Lee Becker

8:15 – John Flynn

9:15 – Wink Burcham and Jacob Tovar

10:00 – Group Finale

The world premiere broadcast of “This Land Sings: Songs of Wandering, Love, and Protest Inspired by the Life and Times of Woody Guthrie” will air over Classical 88.7 KWTU, Tulsa, on Sunday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m.

Monday, April 24WGC Theater – 6 p.m. – Tim Z. Hernandez Book Discussion – All They Will Call You

IDL Ballroom – 7 p.m. – Jimmy Webb – Live: Books & Music – Booksmart Tulsa/Magic City Books

Tuesday, April 25 – 6 p.m. – Tim Z. Hernandez presentation, Hispanic Resource Center at Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Road.

Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave. – 6 p.m. Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts, and Culture – Bandalier & Beer Reception; Panel Discussion with Jim Brown.

7 p.m. – Jim Brown documentary Pete Seeger: The Power of Song. $15 for general admission, $12 for Circle Cinema and Woody Guthrie Center members.

Wednesday, April 26ONEOK Field – 4:05 p.m. – Tulsa Drillers vs. Arkansas – “This Land” for 7th Inning Stretch

Cain’s Ballroom OKPOP/Oklahoma Historical Society present an OKPOP Concert: “North Tulsa Jazz and Black Town Blues,” featuring Ernie Fields, Jr. $25, available at or at the door. Seating available.

Thursday, April 27

Hard Rock Casino – 9 a.m.-Noon OKPOP/Oklahoma Historical Society Panels

  • American Indians in Pop Culture
  • Joe DeYoung, Cowboy-Artist: Product of Northeast Oklahoma
  • The Tulsa Race Riot: Working Toward Reconciliation–Then and Now
  • The Osage-Cherokee Feud: Defining Boundaries in Oklahoma
  • The 13th Amendment and Its Impact on Sovereignty Among the Five Civilized Tribes
  • Cyrus Avery, The Ozark Trails, and the Birth of Route 66
  • North American and the Astronauts of Northeastern Oklahoma
  • Longhair Music: Archiving the Hollywood Session Years of Leon Russell and the Tulsa Sound
  • Daughter of Icons: Nora Guthrie and Carolyn Wills


Guthrie Green – 7 p.m. – Red Dirt Rangers and David Amram

8:30 p.m. – Movie on the Green – Alice’s Restaurant

Friday April 28

Hard Rock Casino – 9 a.m.- Noon – OKPOP/Oklahoma Historical Society Panels

  • Red Dust: The Contributions of Sis Cunningham and Gordon Friesen to Musical Heritage
  • Native Crafts as Ambassadors to Tourists
  • From Trails to Rails: Adair County Economic Past, Present, and Future
  • Oklahoma’s Great Inheritance
  • The Freedmen Saga in Indian Territory
  • A Brief History of Northeastern Oklahoma Early Sanitation
  • Authors’ Roundtable: Rilla Askew, Teresa Miller, and John Wooley


Guthrie Green

5 p.m.– Woody Guthrie Center Afterschool Music Students

6 p.m.– Emma’s Revolution

7:15 p.m. – Levi Parham

8:30 p.m. – BRONCHO

Saturday, April 29

WGC Theater

10:30 a.m. – David Amram and Joy Harjo:  “Kerouac, Woody and Their Embrace of America” Oklahoma Indigenous Studies Alliance

11:45 a.m. – Conversation with Nora Guthrie

1 p.m. – Eric Andersen performance

2:15 p.m. – Betsy Siggins Schmidt, founder of Folk New England: The early days of Joan Baez, the Cambridge folk revival and Club 47.

3:30 p.m. – Bob Merlis, music publicist and owner of Merlis for Hire: Cultivating an audience across genres, from folk to blues to rock

Guthrie Green

3 p.m. – Birds of Chicago

4:15 p.m. – HuDost

5:30 p.m. – Griffin House

6:45 p.m. – Black Lillies

8 p.m. – John Fullbright


5 p.m.-8:30 PM – FlyLoft – TyPros TEDx watch party with John Calvin Abney performing at 3:00

Sunday, April 30

WGC Theater

Noon – Grant Peeples – protest music and poetry

1:15 p.m. – Panel discussion – “Woody’s Guthrie’s Contemporary Relevance” – (Gus Stadler, Will Kaufman, Mark Fernandez) – Bob Santelli moderating

2:30 p.m. – Douglas Brinkley presentation –“Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Woody Guthrie, and the Land of America”

3:45 p.m. – Jeff Place – “Pete Seeger: Always Standing Tall”

Guthrie Green dock

2 p.m. – Family art class – “Art Happens” Hosted by John Hammer

Guthrie Green

2:30 p.m. – Steve Poltz

3:45 p.m. – Sam Baker

5 p.m. – Ellis Paul

6:15 p.m. – Marshall Crenshaw

7:30 p.m. – Jimmy LaFave