1969 Concert

1969 Concert

August 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Myriad Botanical Gardens

1969 Concert

Presented by

  • August 17, 6-10pm
  • Live Music begins at 7pm
  • FREE

Sponsored by

In honor of the most iconic music festival of all time, Myriad Gardens is bringing the spirit and splendor of Woodstock 1969 through a 3-day celebration in the heart of OKC.

Myriad Gardens 3-day celebration will culminate with a huge live concert on the Great Lawn Saturday night, August 17th. OkSessions is producing the show and will feature some of OKC’s top artists from various genres to bring to life the music that defined an era. Come experience the music that brought over half a million people together in Bethel, NY 50 years ago. All events are free and open to the public.

1969 Concert

Presented by Ad Astra

Sponsored by Oklahoma Gazette

Sponsored by Floyd’s RV

  • August 17, 6-10pm
  • Live Music begins at 7pm
  • FREE

Travel back in time to 1969 as we mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Myriad Botanical Gardens is partnering with OkSessions to bring local performances channeling their best inner Woodstock. The sixties-inspired flower crowns, face painting, custom screen-printed t-shirts, tie-dying t-shirts with local artists, outdoor activities and more start at 6 pm. Pack a picnic or enjoy a meal from our lineup of food trucks.

Meet the artists performing at 1969:

Chanda Graham is Oklahoma City Blues. Chanda has headlined blues festivals throughout the state, is a key organizer and entertainer in the OKC jazz scene and has performed with major artists including Blake Shelton. She also leads the Westvillage Shakers who perform at the Jones Assembly’s Gospel Brunch. Chanda will be performing tunes from Joni Mitchell and more at 1969.

Vocalist and frontman Rod Porter gives his all to every moment he’s on stage. When he fronts the “Church” Band, his solo project, or Short Dog, he sings with his whole soul. Same for his acting endeavors, he’s currently starring in the original play The Lifecycle of a Butterfly. For 1969, Rod will be bringing to life artists from Richie Havens to Joe Cocker.

Jose Hernandez is one of OKC’s most beloved singer-songwriters. He exudes authenticity in his craft. He’s recently performed at Jones Assembly, Rooftop Hop, Deep Deuce Sessions, Tower Theatre, and 51st St Speakeasy. For 1969, Jose will be performing tunes from Credence Clearwater Revival and other classic rock wonders.

Bat-or Kalo fronts KALO, a touring rock and roll trio based in OKC. KALO was featured on a recent episode of Grand Casino’s Play it Loud. She’s a free spirit that spreads the love with smoky vocals and rocking electric guitar. We’ve enlisted Kalo to bring some Jimi Hendrix spirit to 1969.

Clayton Roffey is a major guitarist in OKC’s jazz, blues, and gospel scene. He’s a house musician at the Monday night jam at Ice Event Center, and he has recently appeared at UCO Jazz Lab, Skirvin Jazz Club, and Saints Sessions.

John McCall is one of OKC’s most in-demand bassists. You can catch him holding down the low end for Tony Foster Jr., Life Church, and The “Church” Band. John is versatile on bass, and he’ll be bringing the foundation for 1969. He’ll be rocking the low-end for tunes from The Band, Sly and the Family Stone, and Hendrix.

Kendrik McKinney is a pianist in the OKC Jazz Scene who can be found touring and performing with various local bands including Jose Hernandez, Matt Stansberry, and Life Church. Kendrik will be handling the keyboard work: covering everything from piano to Rhodes to organ for 1969.

Dave Bowen is one of OKC’s Greats. When he’s not touring with rock and country artists like Chris Duarte and Stoney Larue, you can catch him hitting everywhere the OKC Jazz Scene. He’s a dynamic musician and he’s bringing the beats for 1969.

Christian Pearson is the Creative Director for 1969. Christian is a musician, entertainer, and co-founder of OkSessions. His broad array of music and creative experience lends to his unique ability to create new immersive live-music experiences. Christian has been a major part of projects including Skirvin Jazz Club, Reddened Monarch Festival, and Rooftop Hop. He’ll be serving as emcee for the evening.