Hop Jam, StreetCred in Review, Summer to Bring More Events
By EMILY RAMSEY
HOMETOWN CROWD: Pop-rock band Hanson performs to an enthusiastic crowd on May 18 at Hop Jam. The inaugural beer and music festival brought more than a dozen Oklahoma craft breweries to the Brady Arts District.
EMILY RAMSEY for GTR Newspapers
On May 18, as Mayfest and the Blue Dome Arts Festival were ending, the 1st annual Hop Jam was just beginning. The music and beer festival, created by pop-rock band Hanson, took place in the Brady Arts District with 14 Oklahoma craft breweries serving samples of their homegrown beers. The stage, set up at Archer and Main Street, played host to bands Capitol Cars, Taddy Porter, Butch Walker, and Robert Randolph and the Family Band before a final performance by Hanson.
The festival received such a warm welcome, organizers estimate 3,000 attendees, that craft beer samples, which began at 3:00, quickly sold out.
On May 4, ros held its annual StreetCred event, this year with the aim of drawing attention to the southern portion of downtown Tulsa. Activities included food trucks, live music, a children’s fun zone, sports activities, yoga classes, a mini Chalkfest, architectural tours, and a design competition encouraging entrants to submit a redevelopment design for a parking lot at 10th Street and Boston Avenue. Opportunity to vote on design proposals online will be made available to the public in the coming weeks, says
Tulsa Regional Chamber Communications Manager Zack Stoycoff.
Jenks’ RiverWalk Crossing begins its Boogie Nights and Summer Concert Series in May. Boogie Nights, with a ‘70s theme, takes place on the first Friday of each month through August, starting May 23 at 8 p.m. with Starr Fisher.
The Summer Concert Series takes place each Saturday night beginning with the Mid Life Crisis Band on May 24 and running through August. Other featured bands include Eric Himan, the Red Dirt Rangers, Grady Nichols and Mary Cogan.
The Riverwalk will also play host to the Second Sunday Art Market, starting in June at 10 a.m., and the Jim Glover Patriot Cruise Nights – opening night is Sunday, May 25 at 6 p.m. The free car show will occur every Sunday night through August. Folds of Honor will be on hand taking donations and selling merchandise; proceeds will benefit scholarships for families of fallen and disabled American military veterans.
May 29 will mark the start of the third annual Movies in the Park series at Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa.
Every Thursday night through October 31, at 8:30 p.m., the community is invited to enjoy a movie under the stars with the downtown skyline as the backdrop.