April 2013 - Vol. 10 No. 4

TULSA, Okla. - These are hard economic times. With prices for cheap tickets to some concerts starting at $75 apiece, it’s no wonder many of us see fewer and fewer shows each year. Some of us get so hard up for live music that we’ve begun to hang out at SuperCuts in the hopes that a barber shop quartet will appear. Despite the bleak times, I’m here to tell you that there is hope for us yet.

The fine folks at Osage Casinos have announced their 2013 Spring Concert Series. For the months of April and May, the Osage Casinos are offering five free concerts – that’s right, I said free!  There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as a free concert! And there just happens to be five of them coming right at you!

On April 20, at the Osage Casino, Tulsa, the concert series starts with a duo of country-rock bands. First up is the Kentucky Headhunters, the men who bid us all to go with them to Dumas Walker’s for slaw, burgers, fries, and bottles of skeet.  Following the Headhunters is the Confederate Railroad – with their hits such as “Trashy Women,” and “Queen of Memphis.” Both bands come with loyal fan bases and are expected to blow the roof off the house.

One week later, on April 27, in Hominy, Okla., the series continues with Tracy Lawrence taking the stage. Gearing up for the release of his next album, Headlights, Taillights and Radios later this year, Lawrence brings with him the talent that brought us such songs as “Sticks and Stones,” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.”  

Then, as the temperature heat up, so does the Osage Casino, Bartlesville, as they welcome Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan who are taking the stage together as part of their Grits and Glamour Tour. Together these two ladies have more than 40 hits and decades of experience, and from all reports, are putting on an amazing show together.

On May 11, the Roots and Boots tour comes through the Osage Casino, Sand Springs. With triple-threat, Sammy Kershaw, Joe Diffie and Aaron Tippin – audiences will leave blown away as these three greats perform songs such as Kershaw’s “Cadillac Style,” Diffie’s “Pick-Up Man,” and Tippin’s hit, “Kiss This.” This will be an amazing night for anyone who says they are a country fan.

And finally, on May 18, at the Osage Casino, Pawhuska, country music legend, Moe Bandy takes the stage. Known for his traditional honky tonk style of country, Moe Bandy has been entertaining audiences and producing hits for 40 years. Bandy reminds us of a bygone era, when cowboys were cowboys, and country was about learning from our mistakes.

 They say that you get what you pay for, but this spring, the Osage Casinos show us that sometimes, you get a whole lot more. For more information visit www.osagecasinos.com/event-center.