Wild Noise

At the OKC Zoo, Go Wild!

 

WILD NOISE: Concerts for Conservation

 

Live Local Music - Craft Drinks - Cook Out

EVERY FRIDAY IN MAY

WILD NOISE is the OKC Zoo’s new 21+ event series! Join us each Friday in May at the newly renovated picnic grounds for festive drinks, good eats and live music. Each event will feature a local musical act. The lineup includes Kyle Reid and the Low Swinging Chariots, John Calvin Abney, Beau Jennings & the Tigers and Samantha Crain.  

 

 

MAY 4, 2018 - WILD NOISE presents KYLE REID AND THE LOW SWINGING CHARIOTS

Join us May 4th for craft drinks and good eats with music by Kyle Reid and the Low Swinging Chariots. Gates open at 5:30 PM and festivities conclude at 8:30 PM. Tickets include entry and two free drinks!

All net proceeds from the Wild Noise event series benefit the Oklahoma City Zoo's conservation partners, both local and global. Learn more about the Zoo's conservation efforts here

Kyle Reid and the Low Swinging Chariots is a fun, high energy band from Norman, Oklahoma. Kyle Reid leads his band in a joyful revelry of original swing tunes that draw from New Orleans, Gypsy Jazz, and Western Swing traditions.

 

 

MAY 11, 2018 - WILD NOISE presents JOHN CALVIN ABNEY

Join us May 11th for craft drinks and good eats with music by John Calvin Abney. Gates open at 5:30 PM and festivities conclude at 8:30 PM. Tickets include entry and two free drinks!

All net proceeds benefit the Oklahoma City Zoo's conservation partners, both local and global. Learn more about the Zoo's conservation efforts here

This second event in the Zoo's Wild Noise series features Okie musician John Calvin Abney. John has made a name for himself as a solo artist and sought-after sideman. He’s toured as lead guitarist for fellow Oklahoman John Moreland, recording with him on his last two acclaimed albums, and in between, the prolific Abney found time to add another impressive record to his own catalog (2016’s Far Cries And Close Calls), supporting the release with a run of solo shows during a whirlwind year filled with as much struggle as success. Abney’s new full-length, Coyote (out May 18 on Black Mesa Records), draws from this tumultuous time, fearlessly staring down distance, isolation and fading love, as well as loss, fear and disassociation from the self.

 

 

MAY 18, 2018 - WILD NOISE presents BEAU JENNINGS & THE TIGERS

Join us May 18th for craft drinks and good eats with music by Beau Jennings & the Tigers. Gates open at 5:30 PM and festivities conclude at 8:30 PM. Tickets include entry and two free drinks!

All net proceeds benefit the Oklahoma City Zoo's conservation partners, both local and global. Learn more about the Zoo's conservation efforts here

This third event in the Zoo's Wild Noise Series will feature Oklahoma based band Beau Jennings & the Tigers. Beau is a musician, filmmaker, and former architect currently based in Oklahoma. Originally the front man and songwriter for the indie-rock/Americana band Cheyenne, he toured the U.S. while calling both Brooklyn and Austin home. Jennings' latest project is a documentary film and accompanying album entitled The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers, retracing Will Rogers' life journey from coast to coast and retelling his story through original songs. In 2015 the album was named “#1 Okie Album of 2015” by Literati Press, and in 2016 the film premiered on public television stations across the United States through American Public Television, eventually earning a nomination for a Heartland Emmy. In 2016 Jennings and his band The Tigers released the single ‘Back In Town’, which was listed as one of the best songs of the year by NPR Music. In 2017 Jennings won the international Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Competition.

 

 

MAY 25, 2018 - WILD NOISE presents SAMANTHA CRAIN

Join us May 25th for craft drinks and good eats with music by Samantha Crain. Gates open at 5:30 PM and festivities conclude at 8:30 PM. Tickets include entry and two free drinks!

All net proceeds benefit the Oklahoma City Zoo's conservation partners, both local and global. Learn more about the Zoo's conservation efforts here

This closing event in the Zoo's Wild Noise series will feature Oklahoman musician Samantha Crain. Samantha was raised in rural Shawnee, Oklahoma, a town whose remote location influenced her quirky, earthy interpretation of folk music. Although inspired by the sounds of her father's music collection, including Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, an adolescent Crain took even greater solace in the music of her home state, from the rootsy Americana of Woody Guthrie to the sonic experiments of the Flaming Lips. Ramseur Records took note of Crain's work schedule, which saw her crisscrossing the country with guitar in tow, and ultimately offered her a spot on the label.

 
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