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Aug. 18, 2023


Oklahoma City—The Oklahoma City Philharmonic returns to Scissortail Park Sunday, Sept. 3, 8:30 p.m. with a free Labor Day weekend concert for the entire family, Marvelous Music from the Movies. Joining the OKCPHIL is one of Oklahoma’s favorite sons, singer/songwriter Graham Colton.

 “We love being part of the community,” said Maestro Alexander Mickelthwate, Music Director for the OKCPHIL. “These concerts at Scissortail Park are so much fun. It’s amazing to feel the love coming from the audience. We feel that onstage, and we give it right back.”

 The Labor Day weekend concert marks the third in a series of summer concerts at Scissortail Park. Most recently an estimated crowd of 20,000 came out for the Independence Day concert, “Red, White & Boom!”

 “We would love to have a crowd like that again,” Mickelthwate added. “And having Graham Colton onstage with us will be so special. He has had an amazing recording career and makes Oklahoma so proud.”

 Colton is an Oklahoma City native who released his first album, Drive, in 2004 on Universal Records. He has appeared on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, and the Today show, among others. His most recent album is Inside Out, released in 2020. He is an operating partner of The Jones Assembly, an acclaimed restaurant and music venue located in downtown Oklahoma City.

 “This is a huge honor for me, performing with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic,” Colton said. “I’m very excited about this concert and I hope everyone comes out to see the show!”

The concert is sponsored by Scissortail Park, located at 300 SW 7th in Oklahoma City. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The concert begins at 8:30 pm and arriving early is encouraged.