The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

May 5, 2013

Burgeoning music scene is putting Enid on the map

ENID, Okla. — Enid’s burgeoning music presence is putting the city on the map among musicians and music lovers across the state.

Live music can be found most nights in Enid, not just on weekends. Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Q-Spot, 221 W. Cherokee, features live music with local and area musicians.

Thursday nights, tunes can be heard at Jack’s Barn, 909 W. Oak and Third Thursday at the Turpin Theatre in the Gaslight Theatre. There also are monthly First Friday performances at the Turpin.

Other active Enid venues include Davinci’s Coffee House, Indian Creek Village Winery on Sunday afternoons and Callahan’s Pub & Grille on First Friday.

Local musicians will tell you Enid audiences are hungry for good music, and they treat musicians well.

The Enid music scene is visibly growing.

Singer-songwriter Scott Carson said Stillwater is “OK,” but it is not what is once was. He has never been satisfied with anything that happened in Oklahoma City.

“A lot of Stillwater guys want to come here to play, because venue owners are pretty fair with you, and you don’t always get that other places,” Carson said.

Stacey Sanders and his wife, Kay, even started a series of house concerts in Enid, where artists perform at someone’s home.

Enid Main Street also has been active in support of the live music events.

“Everyone loves music,” said former Main Street project manager Lindy Chambers. “No matter what age you are, whether you are black or white, or young or old, everyone loves music, and there usually is a genre for everyone to step into. Enid is truly blessed.”

Yes, we are.

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