UPCLOSE Concert Series: Love Song - An Evening with John Sawyer
Feb
13
7:30 pm19:30

UPCLOSE Concert Series: Love Song - An Evening with John Sawyer

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Presented by BA Arts Council in cooperation with the BAPAC, UPCLOSE encourages audience interaction and conversation with an eclectic lineup this year bringing Broadway, jazz, country and more to the stage this year.  Prepare to feel the love as recording artist John Sawyer presents: Love Song:  An Evening with John Sawyer on Feb 13, 2015.  

Each show begins at 7:30pm and is held at the BAPAC in downtown Broken Arrow.  Tickets:  $20 plus a facility fee are available online at brokenarrowpac.com/  All tickets on sale Aug 25.  Tickets can also be purchased at the BAPAC Box Office  701 S Main BA or by phone 918-259-5778 M-F 10am-5pm. 

Feb
21
7:30 pm19:30

UPCLOSE Concert Series: Classical pianist Eunju Chang

Presented by BA Arts Council in cooperation with the BAPAC, UPCLOSE encourages audience interaction and conversation with the artists. Classical pianist Eunju Chang closes out the series on Feb 21, 2015. Eunju Chang began her study of classical piano at age 4. After completing her Bachelor of Music degree at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea she moved to Rome and began her graduate studies at the Pescara Conservatorium. She completed the Pescara 10-year diploma program for music and piano studies in less than eight years. While at Pescara she studied under Elisabetta Capurso, Marcella Crudeli and Maestosi Lear. Eunju performed as soloist in many Asian and European concert venues including: Aldo Diccolini, Piazza Campitelli, and Sala delle Conferenze. She also performed with the Saint Cross Philharmonic, Kielce, Poland, and the Korean Philharmonic Orchestra among others.

Each show begins at 7:30pm and is held at the BAPAC in downtown Broken Arrow.  Tickets:  $20 plus a facility fee are available online at brokenarrowpac.com/  All tickets on sale Aug 25.  Tickets can also be purchased at the BAPAC Box Office  701 S Main BA or by phone 918-259-5778 M-F 10am-5pm. 

Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

Tuesday's in the Park

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The Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council presents the Tuesdays in the Park concert series.  Every Tuesday in June this fun-filled event provides great music with different bands and different music genres each year at Broken Arrow’s Central Park.  Come enjoy the local food vendors, bring your lawn chair and enjoy music as Broken Arrow welcomes you into their backyard in this beautiful park setting.

Jun
9
7:00 pm19:00

Tuesday's in the Park

The Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council presents the Tuesdays in the Park concert series.  Every Tuesday in June this fun-filled event provides great music with different bands and different music genres each year at Broken Arrow’s Central Park.  Come enjoy the local food vendors, bring your lawn chair and enjoy music as Broken Arrow welcomes you into their backyard in this beautiful park setting.

Jun
16
7:00 pm19:00

Tuesday's in the Park

The Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council presents the Tuesdays in the Park concert series.  Every Tuesday in June this fun-filled event provides great music with different bands and different music genres each year at Broken Arrow’s Central Park.  Come enjoy the local food vendors, bring your lawn chair and enjoy music as Broken Arrow welcomes you into their backyard in this beautiful park setting.

Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

Tuesday's in the Park

The Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council presents the Tuesdays in the Park concert series.  Every Tuesday in June this fun-filled event provides great music with different bands and different music genres each year at Broken Arrow’s Central Park.  Come enjoy the local food vendors, bring your lawn chair and enjoy music as Broken Arrow welcomes you into their backyard in this beautiful park setting.

Jun
30
7:00 pm19:00

Tuesday's in the Park

The Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council presents the Tuesdays in the Park concert series.  Every Tuesday in June this fun-filled event provides great music with different bands and different music genres each year at Broken Arrow’s Central Park.  Come enjoy the local food vendors, bring your lawn chair and enjoy music as Broken Arrow welcomes you into their backyard in this beautiful park setting.


Debbie Boone - BAPAC
Dec
19
7:30 pm19:30

Debbie Boone - BAPAC

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In 1977, Debby Boone earned instant fame when You Light Up My Life became one of the biggest songs in history, charting #1 on Billboard for 10 straight weeks and selling in excess of four million albums. That year she received the Grammy for Best New Artist and has since received an additional seven Grammy nominations, winning two more. In 2008, the song was ranked #7 in Billboard’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Top-Charting Songs.

In 2013, Debby released her 13th studio album, a take on the songs and experience of the Las Vegas of the ’60’s entitled Swing This. The accompanying show, which premiered at New York’s prestigious Carlyle Hotel in March of that year, has memories and stories shared from Debby’s formative years when her father, Pat Boone, was headlining at the Sands and Sahara Hotels.

In addition to her recording career, Debby has appeared a number of times on the stage in New York, including Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982), Lincoln Center’s 30th Anniversary production of The Sound of Music (1989), and in the part of Rizzo in the long-running revival of Grease (1996). She also toured nationally in Meet Me in St. Louis (1990) and performed the role of Anna in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center in California (2001).

A Time for Christmas 3: Holiday Showcase - BAPAC
Dec
13
7:30 pm19:30

A Time for Christmas 3: Holiday Showcase - BAPAC

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“A Time For Christmas 3,” a Branson-style holiday showcase, returns to Broken Arrow for a third magical time! Quickily becoming a Broken Arrow tradition, Mark Frie once again brings along special guests Kim Frie, Melinda Clonts and Adam J. Foreman for a night filled with holiday favorites, treasured classics and other great songs--as well as some special guests and surprises!

Mark’s background in performance, directing and theatrical management is broad. He, along with his wife Kim, made his solo debut in 2006 at Carnegie Hall. Mark has performed and directed shows in such venues as Radio City Music Hall, North Shore Music Theatre in Boston, Casa Manana in Fort Worth, Denver Performing Arts Center and more. He has also shared the stage with Lou Diamond Phillips, Bernadette Peters, Faith Prince and more. He has directed performances in two of the southwest’s most renowned venues—Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and the Majestic Theatre.

Kim Cornell Frie is originally from Dallas, Texas, and has vocal performance degrees from OCU and New England Conservatory in Boston. She has performed across the U.S. in such venues as Carnegie Hall, North Shore Music Theatre, Dallas Summer Musicals, TOTS in Atlanta, DOD USO tour of Europe, New York City Opera, Skylight Opera and more. Her favorite roles have included the title role in “Evita,” Mrs. Doolittle in “My Fair Lady” and Anita in “West Side Story.” She is currently the music teacher at Centennial Middle School in Broken Arrow.

Melinda Clonts has had the pleasure of performing with various organizations throughout the United States. She has been a featured performer with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, Sunset Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Opera, Opera Vivente, Cimarron Circuit Opera Company and The Gilbert & Sullivan Society (now Light Opera Oklahoma).  The Baltimore Opera and Tulsa Opera have also engaged her. Other achievements include being a semi finalist in the Stewart National Opera Competition and an alternate winner of the Metropolitan Opera Competition.

Adam J. Foreman is a Claremore native who graduated from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah with a bachelor’s degree in communications. During his tenure there, he was part of the ensemble cast of the Downtown Country summer music showcase as a lead and background vocalist. Foreman performed in, produced and directed the show “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas: Holiday Music Extravaganza” in December 2003. The two-night, Branson-style performance featured regional singers, musicians and local elementary and high school choirs. The show played to almost 2,000 patrons.

Lee Ann Womack - BAPAC
Dec
5
7:30 pm19:30

Lee Ann Womack - BAPAC

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After spending several years as a professional songwriter, Lee Ann Womack became one of the breakout contemporary country stars of 1997 with her eponymous debut album. Born and raised in Jacksonville, TX, Womack became infatuated with music at an early age, which is appropriate for the daughter of a disc jockey. Her father often took her to work, where she picked out records to play on the air. Following high-school graduation, she attended South Plains Junior College in Levelland, TX. The school was one of the first in the country to offer degrees in country and bluegrass music, and Womack soon became a member of the college's band, Country Caravan. She traveled throughout the South and California with Country Caravan and stayed with the group until she left South Plains to study music business at Belmont University in Nashville. That led to an internship in MCA's A&R department.

By 1990, she had settled in Nashville, where she married and became a mother. She continued to attend Belmont, as well as write songs. Soon, she began singing on songwriting demos and performing her own showcase concerts. Eventually, Womack was spotted by Tree Publishing at one of her showcases. In 1995, the company signed her after listening to one of her original demos. While she was a staff writer at Tree, she co-wrote songs with Ed Hill, Bill Anderson, Sam Hogin, and Mark Wright. Her songs were recorded by Anderson and Ricky Skaggs. Within a year after signing to Tree, Womack signed to Decca Records as a recording artist. Wright was hired as the producer for Womack's debut album, which was comprised of both original material and songs written by professional songwriters. Mark Chesnutt, Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White, and Tony Brown all appeared on the record, which created a buzz in the industry.

Lee Ann Womack's eponymous album was released in May of 1997, and shortly after its release, it reached the Top Ten on the country chart. I Hope You Dance followed in mid-2000. Something Worth Leaving Behind appeared in mid-2002, and it was a sure fit for Womack to move into the country mainstream for good. A Season for Romance was released before the year's end, but Womack was itching for the stage. In early 2003, Womack earned a small part on the CBS drama The District. She also earned two Grammy nods: one for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for Something Worth Leaving Behind and Best Vocal Collaboration (Country) for her duet with Willie Nelson on "Mendocino County Line." Call Me Crazy was released in 2008.

Oct
25
7:30 pm19:30

UPCLOSE Concert Series: Mark Gibson Duo

Presented by BA Arts Council in cooperation with the BAPAC, UPCLOSE encourages audience interaction and conversation with an eclectic lineup this year bringing Broadway, jazz, country and more to the stage this year.  The Mark Gibson Duo takes the stage Oct 25, 2014, mixing a unique blend of blues, folk, pop and soul. 

Each show begins at 7:30pm and is held at the BAPAC in downtown Broken Arrow.  Tickets:  $20 plus a facility fee are available online at brokenarrowpac.com/  All tickets on sale Aug 25.  Tickets can also be purchased at the BAPAC Box Office  701 S Main BA or by phone 918-259-5778 M-F 10am-5pm. 

Oct
18
10:00 am10:00

Grills & Grilles

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Vintage and antique cars on display, live music, food trucks with a “Barbecue Grill” theme and art booths at the Rose District Farmer’s Market in Broken Arrow.  What better way to spend a Saturday!  Come out to eat and join the fun!

Click here to download the event overview.

Click here to download the Registration Form.

Click here to download the Vendor App.

Click here to download the Food Truck App.

DD Duvall - Artist Debut
Oct
6
Oct 31

DD Duvall - Artist Debut

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Although his aunt and grandmother painted, Northeastern State University’s October artist only recently took up the hobby. Displaying his art for the first time, NSU alumn DD Duvall shares rich textures, and layers of acrylic in interesting forms on canvas. Although he often doesn’t have more than a color pallet in mind when he begins, Duvall always knows when each piece is complete.

Duvall would like for viewers to be inspired, and “realize we all have our own blank canvases we can create art on. And be willing to try something new and always, always keep learning.” And to aspiring artists, “START. Stop thinking and planning and wishing just… start with what you have.”

The exhibit is on display Oct. 6 – 31 and is open Monday- Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. This exhibit is located at the NSUBA Administration Building Gallery, 3100 East New Orleans, Broken Arrow, Okla. 74014. The exhibit is also free and open to the public

If you have questions about the exhibit, contact Tricia Horn (918) 449-6026.

Oct
4
7:30 pm19:30

UPCLOSE Concert Series: Alaska & Madi

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Presented by BA Arts Council in cooperation with the BAPAC, UPCLOSE encourages audience interaction and conversation with an eclectic lineup this year bringing Broadway, jazz, country and more to the stage this year.  UPCLOSE kicks off with ”The Voice” contestants Alaska and Madi on October 4th, 2014.  

Each show begins at 7:30pm and is held at the BAPAC in downtown Broken Arrow.  Tickets:  $20 plus a facility fee are available online at brokenarrowpac.com/  All tickets on sale Aug 25.  Tickets can also be purchased at the BAPAC Box Office  701 S Main BA or by phone 918-259-5778 M-F 10am-5pm. 

Sep
20
7:00 am07:00

Chalk it Up!

The Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council and the Broken Arrow Parks and Recreation Department are presenting the 3rd annual “Chalk It Up!” art festival on Fri., Sept. 19 and Sat., Sept. 20 in The Rose District.

Chalk it Up will kick off at 8 p.m. on Friday when artists will begin creating their artwork with just chalk and asphalt. The festival will close at midnight on Friday and resume at 7 a.m. Saturday morning until 5 p.m.

This is a family-friendly event and is free and open to the public. It will take place on Main Street in downtown Broken Arrow.

In 2012, the inaugural event received the “Award of Excellence” from the State of Oklahoma Recreation and Parks Society. The award was based on several factors including originality, funding sources, inter-agency cooperation and nonprofit organization involvement. More entertainers, vendors, artists and extended hours are available this year to improve and continue the trend of excellence.

Artists that register to compete will have sectioned-off areas on Main Street to let their imaginations run wild. They have the opportunity to begin their creative masterpiece on Friday evening and complete the creation Saturday during the main event.

Three different age groups, from 6 years to adult, will have an opportunity to compete in the following categories:

* Animation (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* 3D (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* Masters (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* Artist Choice (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* Original Art (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* People’s Choice
* Best of Show

In addition to first, second and third place prizes for each of these categories, the competitors will have an opportunity to win Best of Show. Also, the public will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite artist and declare a winner for the People’s Choice Award. This makes a total of 11 winners possible.

Local live music, local artists and street performers will provide a unique atmosphere for the public to enjoy.

For artist inquiries or booth space inquiries, contact Alisa Inglett at (918) 994-4473. For general event information, contact David Blue at (918) 259-6572. To enter, see the application and rules and regulations below.

2014 Entry Form
2014 Official Rules

Sep
19
Sep 20

Chalk it up!

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The Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council and the Broken Arrow Parks and Recreation Department are presenting the 3rd annual “Chalk It Up!” art festival on Fri., Sept. 19 and Sat., Sept. 20 in The Rose District.

Chalk it Up will kick off at 8 p.m. on Friday when artists will begin creating their artwork with just chalk and asphalt. The festival will close at midnight on Friday and resume at 7 a.m. Saturday morning until 5 p.m.

This is a family-friendly event and is free and open to the public. It will take place on Main Street in downtown Broken Arrow.

In 2012, the inaugural event received the “Award of Excellence” from the State of Oklahoma Recreation and Parks Society. The award was based on several factors including originality, funding sources, inter-agency cooperation and nonprofit organization involvement. More entertainers, vendors, artists and extended hours are available this year to improve and continue the trend of excellence.

Artists that register to compete will have sectioned-off areas on Main Street to let their imaginations run wild. They have the opportunity to begin their creative masterpiece on Friday evening and complete the creation Saturday during the main event.

Three different age groups, from 6 years to adult, will have an opportunity to compete in the following categories:

* Animation (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* 3D (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* Masters (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* Artist Choice (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* Original Art (Adult, Youth & Kids)
* People’s Choice
* Best of Show

In addition to first, second and third place prizes for each of these categories, the competitors will have an opportunity to win Best of Show. Also, the public will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite artist and declare a winner for the People’s Choice Award. This makes a total of 11 winners possible.

Local live music, local artists and street performers will provide a unique atmosphere for the public to enjoy.

For artist inquiries or booth space inquiries, contact Alisa Inglett at (918) 994-4473. For general event information, contact David Blue at (918) 259-6572. To enter, see the application and rules and regulations below.

2014 Entry Form
2014 Official Rules