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Sixth Anniversary Celebration

Sixth Anniversary Celebration

Mark your calendars for April 23-28 as we celebrate six years of Woody Guthrie’s work returning to Oklahoma. The weeklong celebration features a two-day symposium and free weekend concerts from a range of artists who carry on Woody’s message of diversity, equality and social justice.


Tuesday, April 23
Welltown Brewery – 6:00 PM –  Member event

Wednesday, April 24
WGC Theater – 6:30 PM – Film screening Woody Guthrie: Three Chords and the Truth; receptions and Q&A with BBC Filmmaker Todd Austin and contributor Will Kaufman

Thursday, April 25

Gilcrease Museum – 6:00 PM – Lance Canales program and discussion to complement “Americans All!” exhibit with community activist panel

Duet Jazz Club – 8:30 PM – David Amram, Judy Blazer, and Will Kaufman – Leonard Bernstein and Woody discussion

9:30 PM – David Amram Jazz Combo

Friday, April 26

Guthrie Green

5:30 PM – WGC Student Band

6:15 PM – Count Tutu

7:30 PM – Nightingale

9:00 PM – Red Dirt Rangers

Saturday, April 27
WGC Theater – 10 AM – 2 PM – Symposium – “Woody, Pete, and Lead Belly: Folk Roots and Current Events”
Day One: Folk Roots

10:00 AM – Anna Canoni – Marjorie and HDSA

11:00 AM – Tony Trischka – “Pete Seeger at 100”

12:00 PM – Terika Dean and Alvin Singh – “3 Friends, 1 Apartment”

1:00 PM – Jim Brown – “Documenting Woody and Pete: Unseen Interviews and Performances from                40 Years of Work”

Guthrie Green

2:30 PM – Jaimee Harris

3:45 PM – HuDost

5:00 PM – Guy Davis

6:15 PM – Mary Gauthier

7:30 PM – Ramy Essam

Dance to West Side Story (choreographed) between sets

Sunday, April 28
WGC Theater – 10 AM – 2 PM – Symposium  – “Woody, Pete, and Lead Belly: Folk Roots and Current Events”
Day Two – Current Events/Relevance

10:00 AM – Ron Cohen with Michael Chaiken – “Bob Dylan and Folk Music”

11:00 AM – Mark Fernandez, Gus Stadler, Stephen Petrus – “This Machine Still Kills Fascists:

Woody Guthrie and Contemporary Activism”

12:00 PM – Will Kaufman – “Woody and Old Man Trump”

1:00 PM – Joe Klein – “How Did Woody’s People—the Okies, the factory workers—Become Donald Trump’s Base?”

Guthrie Green

2:30 PM – Lance Canales and the Flood

3:45 PM – Johnny Irion

5:00 PM – Jackie Venson

6:15 PM – Quebe Sisters

7:30 PM – John Fullbright and Friends

Kids Art in the Park with John Hammer


Thank you to our anniversary sponsors:

George Kaiser Family Foundation

The Antonia and Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund

Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture

Arts Alliance Tulsa

Folk Alliance International

Guthrie Green

Lambrusco’z To Go

Marshall Brewing Company

Gilcrease Museum

Duet Restaurant + Jazz

Guitar House of Tulsa Vintage and Rare

Langdon Publishing