The event which began in 2014 now regularly draws as many at 25,000 guests.
The free outdoor concerts occur each Sunday through Aug. 27 at Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Great Lawn stage.
“This [parade] is an important moment for Oklahoma,” Rogers said. “It is difficult for many people to do. But we’re marching not in a militant fashion, but instead in a parade, which is first of all a lot more fun, and also to say and to show that we’re people just like anyone else.”
Casey Friedman and Minna Biggs can often be spotted playing live music at open-air festivals and gatherings around the metro.
Smith was recently named a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master.
Jackson is known for his work with University of Oklahoma basketball and jazz great Wayman Tisdale.
In 2016, Guthrie brought his Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour to Tulsa’s Brady Theater.
“It is its own thing,” Moore said about the new album. “It’s kind of got its own voice. It’s bluesy, soul-y, funky. It alternates between intense, real groove-oriented songs and bedroom soul tunes, which is something that a lot of people know me for.”
A special Cinco de Mayo celebration kicks off the festival May 5.
Parks Bar & Grill is located on the site of the former Ruby’s Bar & Grill, where owner Parks Prince Jr.’s parents had their first date in 1962.