Summer Music in Tulsa

imagesWhen I think of summer, I think of sunshine, friends, and some great music.  Tulsa has been able to provide just that over the last couple of months! There are a ton of really cool venues around downtown Tulsa, and in June I was able to go to the Vanguard for the first time.  Semi-Precious Weapons was playing and it was a low-dough show which meant the first 100 tickets let in two people for the price of one.  SPW opened for Panic! At The Disco at TU’s Springfest event this past April.

What I loved most about the Vanguard was that it is a really intimate setting.  On its website they describe the venue perfectly, “The word Vanguard means to be in front on the edge and that’s what you’ll find here. Bands, DJ’s and everything in between that are at the forefront of today’s music scene. Artists that are on their way up and great independent artists that like playing intimate venues. This is the place you can catch the next big thing, before they’re so big you can’t get a seat within 200 yards.” Continue reading

Downtown Tulsa Summer Love

Guthrie Green

Downtown Tulsa’s Guthrie Green

Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Kyle R., a senior accounting and economics double major from Leawood, KS.

Being from Kansas City, when I first considered the University of Tulsa, I honestly considered the city of Tulsa to be a small-scale version of KC without the Chiefs or the Royals.  I am a huge sports fan, so I had no idea how I was going to survive on just the Tulsa Drillers (our minor league baseball team) and the Tulsa Shock (our professional women’s basketball team).  Sure, I had family in town, and I had been to Utica Square and Promenade Mall on occasion, but I knew nothing about sites and attractions of downtown Tulsa specifically.  Furthermore, I didn’t really have much time during the school year to actually go explore Tulsa. Continue reading