Starlight group concerts
Every Tuesday in July, one of Tulsa’s oldest musical ensembles, the Starlight Band, presents free concerts at Guthrie Green, 101 E. Reconciliation Way. Each concert has a theme, and this year’s concerts were individually programmed by the three candidates for the position of artistic director of the Starlight Band. The last concert of the season will be “Movie Night”, with the Starlight Jazz Orchestra performing with a screening of the classic film “Stormy Weather”.
Those in attendance are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to sit on, and picnics are permitted.
Founded in 1947, the Starlight Band is Oklahoma’s only professional concert group and one of the oldest concert groups in the country. The more than 50 musicians of the Starlight Band include musicians from the Signature Symphony, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra and music teachers from local schools and universities, active and retired.
Visit the old-growth Keystone Forest
This park, located at 160 Ancient Forest Drive, Sand Springs, has recently seen a growth spurt with the creation of a million dollar visitor center, the addition of trails and the increase in hiking hours. . The half-timbered forest, managed by the town of Sand Springs, offers great views of Keystone Lake and has over 12 miles of hiking trails, including a paved trail. It is a prime spot to observe wildlife, such as deer, mountain lions, bobcats, American eagles, migratory birds, and over 80 species of butterflies inhabit the forest.