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OETA presents a special preview of Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns at the University of Central Oklahoma in OKC Friday, September 6 and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Saturday, September 7! See clips from the documentary premiering on OETA September 15 and hear from series writer/producer Dayton Duncan and producer Julie Dunfey.

OKC Tulsa
Friday, September 6 Saturday, September 7
University of Central Oklahoma, Nigh Center Tulsa Performing Arts Center, John Willilams Theatre
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What is Country Music?

Country Music is a new eight-part, 16-hour film directed by Ken Burns, and produced by Burns and his long-time collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey. The series explores crucial questions — “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?” — while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating trailblazers who created and shaped it — from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Woody Guthrie, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more — as well as the times in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people.


Ticket information:

Tickets to this event are free. Limit two tickets per person. If you are not able to get a ticket, you may wait in a stand-by line. Empty seats will be made available 5 minutes after the official start time.


OKC Event Details:

The OKC event will be held at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Constitution Hall located in Nigh University Center.

From Interstate 35: Take the East 2nd Street/US 77 South exit #141. Turn on to East 2nd westbound. Follow East 2nd Street for approximately 2.5 miles to Garland Godfrey Drive and turn right at stoplight.

From Interstate 235/Broadway/UC77: Follow US77/Broadway into Edmond northbound to East 2nd Street. Turn onto East 2nd Street eastbound for approximately .5 miles to Garland Godfrey Drive and turn left at stoplight.

Facing North, the building directly in front of you is the Nigh University Center. Follow signs to the Visitor Parking Lot, located directly to the East of the building. Entering through the main front doors, you are on the 2nd floor of the building. At this point, Constitution Hall will be at the end of the hallway to your left.

Parking is free for the lot directly in front of the Nigh University Center.

This event is for country music lovers of all ages. However, minors must be accompanied by an adult.


Tulsa Event Details:

The Tulsa event will be held at the John Williams Theatre located in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. 110 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74103.

Parking is available in a multi-level parking garage adjacent to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

This event is for country music lovers of all ages. However, minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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