Best of OKC

Best of OKC 2023: Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Best Local Cover Band

My So Called Band

Shortt Dogg, @johannkimbro
Tall Person: A Randy Newman Tribute
The Wise Guys,

Best Local Original Band or Singer

Jabee Williams

Graham Colton,
Keathley & The Burning Bras, @keathley_burningbras
Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road,
Mike Hosty,

Best Performing Arts Group

Lyric Theater of Oklahoma
1727 NW 16th St.

Oklahoma City Ballet, 6800 N. Classen Blvd.
OKC Improv, 1755 NW 16th St.
Oklahoma City Philharmonic, 424 Colcord Drive, Suite B
Oklahoma City Repertory Theater, 701 N. Broadway Ave., Suite 120

Best Local Radio Personality, Team or Show

Joey and Heather
98.9 KISS

Jeff Roberts a.k.a The Magic Man, 104.1 KMGL
Jennifer Leigh, 92.5 KOMA
Rick and Brad, 100.5 KATT
TJ, Janet and J Rodd, 102.7 KJ103

Best Visual Artist

Denise Duong

Carlos Barboza,
Dusty Gilpin,
Sam Smith, @samsmittyart
Virginia Sitzes,

Best Local Annual Event or Festival

Festival of the Arts, Arts Council Oklahoma City

16th Street Plaza District Festival,
Frose All Day, The Jones Assembly, 901 W. Sheridan Ave.
OKC PrideFest,
The Paseo Arts Festival,

Best Charity Event

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Art with a Heart, Art with a Heart
ARTini, Allied Arts
Boots and Ball Gowns, Infant Crisis Service
Oklahoma Born & Brewed, Oklahoma Hall of Fame

Best Free Entertainment

Scissortail Park Concert Series
300 SW 7th St.

Live On The Plaza, 16th Street Plaza District,
Lively Music Series, The Jones Assembly, 901 W. Sheridan Ave.
Norman Music Festival,
We're All Friends Open Mic, Fair-Weather Friend, 314 N. Klein Ave.

Best Bar/Club for Live Music

The Jones Assembly
901 W. Sheridan Ave.

51st Street Speakeasy, 1114 NW 51st St.
89th Streetā€”OKC, 8911 N. Western Ave.
Blue Note, 2408 N. Robinson Ave.
Ponyboy, 423 NW 23rd St.

Best Place for Karaoke

Cookie's on Western
2304 N. Western Ave.

The Flycatcher Club, 1137 NW 2nd St.
Frenzy Brewing Co., 15 S. Broadway, Edmond
Henry Hudsons Pub, several locations
Kat's Tavern, 901 NW 64th St.

Best Concert Venue

The Zoo Amphitheatre
2101 NE 50th St.

The Criterion, 500 E. Sheridan Ave.
The Jones Assembly, 901 W. Sheridan Ave.
Paycom Center, 100 W. Reno Ave.
Tower Theater, 425 NW 23rd St.

Best Public Mural

Plaza Walls
16th Street Plaza District

23rd Street Body Piercing by Carlos Barboza, 411 NW 23rd St.
Bricktown OKCtopus by Jack Fowler, 425 Kings Of Leon Lane
Home by Carlos Barboza, Homeland, NE 36th St. & Lincoln Ave.
Life in The Light by Denise Duong, Film Row, West Village District

Best Place to Buy Local Art

The Paseo Arts District

16th Street Plaza District,
DNA Galleries, 1709 NW 16th St.
Howell Art Gallery, 6432 N. Western Ave.
Little D Gallery, 3003 Paseo

Best Art Gallery

Factory Obscura
25 NW 9th St.

The Art Hall, 519 NW 23rd St., Suite 107
DNA Galleries, 1709 NW 16th St.
JRB Art at the Elms, 2810 N. Walker Ave.
Little D Gallery, 3003 Paseo

Best Museum

Science Museum Oklahoma
2020 Remington Place

First American Museum, 659 First Americans Blvd.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, 620 N. Harvey Ave.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma Contemporary, 11 NW 11th St.

Best Local District

16th Street Plaza District

Midtown District,
The Paseo Arts District,
West Village District,

Best Casino

Riverwind Casino
1544 W. State Highway 9, Norman

Grand Casino Hotel & Resort, 777 Grand Casino Blvd., Shawnee
Lucky Star Casino, several locations
Newcastle Casino, 2457 Highway Service Road, Newcastle
Remington Park Racing & Casino, 1 Remington Place

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