Sunshine, music, food, community – You’ll get all those things and more at Kendall Whittier Main Street’s newest event, Amps on Admiral, on June 4 from 2-9 p.m. in historic Whittier Square.
“Amps on Admiral is a laid-back outdoor concert,” said Jessica Jackson Seay, executive director of Kendall Whittier Main Street. “We create a pop-up park, put up a stage and celebrate local music as a community.”
Amps on Admiral kicks off at 2 p.m. June 4 with six total musical acts, beer and food vendors and a free MordHouse Kids Zone. The event will wrap up at 9 p.m. It is free, open to the public and family friendly.
Volunteers roll out 2,400 square feet of astroturf in the Whittier Square parking lot at 1 S. Lewis Ave., creating an inviting green space where asphalt usually lies.
“If you’ve ever been to Kendall Whittier After Five, Amps on Admiral will be similar, except a little larger and a lot longer,” Jackson Seay said. “Imagine six After Fives rolled into one awesome Saturday!”
While some seating will be provided, event host KWMS encourages attendees to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs.
Starting off the day with a focus on little ones, Hot Toast Music Company will perform beginning at 2 p.m. A face painter from BAM Entertainment will be in the MordHouse Kids Zone with free face painting from 2-4 p.m. The Kids Zone will also feature bubble activities, yard games, chalk art and coloring pages.
Knipple, a garage / jazz / punk duo that’s family-friendly, takes the stage at 3:05 p.m., followed by a Tulsa Opera showcase at 4 p.m. Joesf Glaude and Guitars Gone Wild will create instrumental art based on structural ideas at 5 p.m.
The timeless crooning honkytonk vocals and riveting guitar playing of Jacob Tovar will haunt and enchant from 6:10-7:10 p.m.
Capping off the night, Casii Stephan and the Midnight Sun will perform from 7:30-9 p.m., delighting guests with subtle vibrato notes and roller-coaster-like melodies.
“We tried to book a little something for everyone,” Jackson Seay explained. “With such a great variety of musicians, Amps on Admiral showcases a wide range of Tulsa talent.”
“We encourage attendees to take some time to visit businesses in the area and even do some shopping while you’re in the district,” Jackson Seay said. “Kendall Whittier has so much to offer!”
Amps on Admiral is made possible through sponsors, including Presenting Sponsors Fowler Automotive and Meredith and Justin Lesher.
“Amps on Admiral is just one of numerous public events in Kendall Whittier on June 4. You can start your day at the Farmers’ Market then catch a drag brunch, pop up shops and even Shop 66 Saturday before Amps,” Jackson Seay said. “And then stick around after for shows at 473 and the Whittier Bar!”
Kendall Whittier Main Street is a nonprofit organization that inspires the ongoing revitalization and growth of a historic and cultural neighborhood in Tulsa, striving to transform it back to a thriving, walkable commercial district. KWMS is a 2020 Great American Main Street Award winner and an Oklahoma Certified Cultural District.
For more information about Amps on Admiral or Kendall Whittier Main Street, please call or text 918-633-1934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Musicians
Hot Toast is not just “kids music” but an opportunity for wide-eyed innovators of all ages to join the fun of self-discovery and creativity. Symon Hajjar’s stellar songwriting skills bring an easiness to talking about difficult or serious topics with kids, as well as delighting in the pure joy children find in simply being silly.
A garage, jazz, punk duo from Tulsa. No, the “K” is not silent.
Tulsa Opera excels at producing bold, brave and brilliant, fresh productions of opera classics.
Joesf Glaude and Guitars Gone Wild
Joesf Glaude and Guitars Gone Wild draw on a wide range of influences to create an instrumental art form of textures, moods and melodies. It is an improvised music based on very structured ideas.
Jacob Tovar is an Oklahoma musician bringing country music back to its classic roots. He sings impactful country standards, and writes and performs original tunes that carry stories with which everyone can relate. His timeless crooning honkytonk vocals can haunt and enchant all in the same phrase, while his riveting guitar playing frames each melody with a spark of distinction.
Casii Stephan and the Midnight Sun
Casii Stephan is a soul pop/rock artist hailing from Minnesota. Now based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the impassioned songstress evokes subtle vibrato notes and roller-coaster-like melodies, which immediately grab the listener, while her emotional lyrics share intimate stories.
June 4 in KW
Tulsa Farmers’ Market | 7-11 a.m.
Admiral & Lewis
Shop for fresh Oklahoma grown foods & handcrafted MIO products at the largest farmers market in the state! Expect to find freshly harvested seasonal produce, responsibly raised meats, farm fresh eggs, goat dairy, honey, pecans, plants, baked goods, ferments, artisan crafts, ready-to-eat foods, live music and much more!
The Studio Makers’ Market | 10am-2pm
The Studio, 2221 E. Admiral Blvd.
Stop by The Studio to visit with 12 makers at the monthly Makers Market! In addition to the opportunity to shop with local vendors, there are two food options and free beer from Cabin Boys Brewery. You can even start your day off with yoga (by donation) with Shannon Wheeler from 8-9 a.m.
Shop 66 Saturdays | 11am-3pm
Admiral & Lewis
Shop 66 Saturdays is a monthly event encouraging Tulsans and visitors to shop and dine along Route 66. Participating businesses are located along all 28 miles of Route 66 in Tulsa. The first 100 shoppers will receive a free Shop 66 Saturdays limited edition tote bag with some swag. To snag a bag, visit the Tulsa Route 66 Commission pop up at the corner of Admiral and Lewis in Kendall Whittier from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hasty Bake GrillFest 2022 | 11:30am-4pm | $10
Marshall Brewing Company, 618 S. Wheeling Ave.
This celebration of summer, grilling and the Hasty Bake lifestyle will be unlike any event ever hosted. Join backyard teams from around the country as they compete for thousands in prizes and the hearts, and stomachs, of their family, friends and the public in an epic People’s Choice competition to decide who the Ultimate HB Grillmaster is. Spend the day taking in the sights and smells of Hasty Bake cuisine, enjoying live musical guests, relaxing in the Marshall Beer Garden, and catching up with your fellow Hasty Bake fanatics from all corners of the country.
Drag Brunch with Kiana Jane | 12-3pm | $20
473, 2224 E. Admiral Blvd.
918 Munchies will be serving up some delicious brunch bites. 473 will be serving up plenty of mimosas, and Kiana Jade will be serving! The event will have the beautiful queens, plus a king. Tables available. Ticket details online. This event is 21+.
Heirloom Pop Up | 12-5pm
Heirloom Rustic Ales, 2113 E. Admiral Blvd.
Visit six local makers – and a food truck – at the June Pop Up at Heirloom Rustic Ales. The event is free and open to all ages.
Reading and Conversation with Rahne Alexander | 7pm
Whitty Books, 2306 E. Admiral Blvd.
Rahne Alexander is an intermedia artist based in Baltimore, Maryland. She performs music with several bands, including Santa Librada, 50’, White Wing Dove, and Flaming Creatures, and previously with Guided By Wire and The Degenerettes. Rahne is an essayist, contributing to anthologies such as the Lambda Literary Award-winning Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, the Lammy-nominated Resilience Anthology, and the forthcoming Love, You. Her first book of collected essays, Heretic to Housewife, was published by Neon Hemlock in 2019.
DJ Oliver Smith with Outbound | 7pm | $15
473, 2224 E. Admiral Blvd.
Oliver Smith has been described as “an excellent DJ” by Armin van Buuren, “the best thing to happen in trance” by Mixmag and “sensational” by DJ Magazine. In recent years the popular UK-based DJ and dance music producer has released scores of records and performed at some of the biggest clubs and festivals in the world. This event is 21+.
#CultureOverEverything918 | 10pm | $5
The Whittier Bar, 2405 E. Admiral Blvd.
#CultureOverEverything918 is a celebration of Hip-Hop culture in Tulsa, featuring some of the Town’s finest as well as some of the best talent in the region. This event features Marcel P. Black with guest performances by Bezel 365, The Royal Chief and Trop G with music by DiscfunktionDJZ. This event is 21+.