Mark Wills has captivated fans and listeners for over 2 decades. He achieved his first #1 country hit at the age of 23, released 7 albums and has smash-hits like: “I Do (Cherish You)”, “Don’t Laugh At Me”, “Wish You Were Here” and “19 Somethin’.” This is a FREE show at Track 5.
Bret Michaels is the lead singer in the glam-metal band Poison. Usually seen wearing his trademark bandanas and cowboy hats, his hits include “Talk Dirty to Me” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” In 2007 Michaels emerged as a reality TV star on VH1’s Rock of Love, following up in 2010 with Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It. Michaels also won The Celebrity Apprentice (2010).
Jo Dee Messina is a seasoned veteran in the country music industry, with one of the most high-energy shows in the business. Her breakout hit, “Heads Carolina, Tails California”, made her a household name overnight. Jo Dee has now had 9 #1 hits, 16 top 40 songs, sold more than 5 million albums worldwide and has been awarded by the ACMs, CMAs and Grammys. She’s here to celebrate the 1 year anniversary, headlining Track 5 Fest with this FREE show.
Pardi broke out onto the Nashville scene by finding his way into the songwriting community and learning from songwriters like Brice Long who co-wrote Randy Houser’s ballad “Anything Goes” and Gary Allan’s No. 1 single “Nothing On But The Radio.” Pardi also became particularly close with Bart Butler, who emerged as Pardi’s co-producer.
He soon developed his unique style and introduced it to the world in his 2014 debut “Write You a Song,” that made him familiar to the suddenly-hip country crowd, thanks to his Top 10 party song “Up All Night.” Pardi grew a raucous following, increasingly selling out 1,000-2,000 ticket clubs, sometimes out-performing higher-profile country acts playing across town the same night.
His second album, “California Sunrise,” features Pardi’s vocal performances with hits like “Head Over Boots,” “Out of Style,” “She Ain’t In It” and “Heartache on the Dance Floor,” among others. “Head Over Boots” became Pardi’s fastest-rising single to date, thanks to its buoyant melody and incessant optimism.
Ushered into the world on the same label that launched Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, Pardi has found a whole chain of believers in his mission: the dedicated band behind him, his fans and his label that knows Pardi’s “throwback” sound is made to last.
Independent country artist Travis Marvin has won a sizeable fan base, with his rock-infused songs and close connection to his fans. Born and raised in Kansas, Marvin began pursuing a career in country music in the mid-2000s and earned a reputation as a showman, unafraid to work the crowd. As one of the most popular regional artists, he’s headlining our “Post-Pardi” after the Jon Pardi concert! It’s all part of our FREE, 1st ever Track 5 Fest!
Oklahoma native Bryan White blasted onto the country music scene in 1994, releasing 6 #1 singles like “Rebecca Lynn”, “Someone Else’s Star” and his monster hit with Shania Twain, “From This Moment On.” White won the CMA Horizon Award in 1996, along with honors from the ACMs and Grammys. Whether it’s writing hits for himself like “Love Is The Right Place” or hits for other artists like Diamond Rio’s “Imagine That”, Bryan White is a multi-level talent. His FREE show is part of our 1st ever Track 5 Fest.
There came a point, in the time following the release of “HandClap” — the biggest song of Fitz and the Tantrums’ career — when its ascent crossed the threshold of successful, zoomed past game-changer, to just plain, WTF?! The double-platinum, Top 5 smash - which racked up 1.5 billion streams in China alone - was synched on countless shows from American Idol to The Oscars. Fitz and the Tantrums were invited to perform for the masses on primetime television and such cultural institutions as Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and FOX’s Super Bowl preshow after “HandClap” become something of an unofficial theme song for the NFL. “I remember watching a football game and the Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleaders were doing a routine to it,” says the band’s co-vocalist and songwriter Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick with amusement.
Such mainstream looks felt a bit surreal for Fitz and the Tantrums, which also includes co-vocalist/co-writer Noelle Scaggs, saxophonist James King, keyboardist Jeremy Ruzumna, bassist Joseph Karnes, and drummer John Wicks. The Los Angeles-based band had been known for its platinum-selling, No. 1 Alternative radio hits “The Walker” and “Out Of My League” and were accustomed to performing roof-raising live shows, but not for pre-pubescents at the Radio Disney Music Awards. The song was literally everywhere. “I knew as soon as we wrote ‘HandClap’ that it was the one, but it made the intensity of having to deliver another album even greater,” says Fitz, who wrote 80 songs for the band’s upcoming new album, All The Feels.
In many ways All The Feels — whose vibrant sonic palette draws from the band members’ diverse rock, alternative, dance, and hip-hop influences and leans in on their gutsier impulses — mirrors the duality of the human experience. The songs’ verses may be dark, but the choruses are about shining a light into those dark spaces. “How do you talk about these things in a way that still makes you want to dance?” Fitz says. By answering that question, the album affirms Fitz and the Tantrums’ longtime mission to uplift people and bring them together, especially through their live performances. “Our show is such a big part of who we are and has always been a joyful dance party,” Fitz says. “We get to work through stuff together through dance and sweat. There is solace in knowing that you’re not alone.”
Cody Canada is an American alt-country musician, best known for leading bands like “Cross Canadian Ragweed” and “The Departed.” His Oklahoma origins heavily influence his sound, regardless of whether you call it “outlaw country” or “red dirt.” Cody’s FREE show closes out our 1st ever Track 5 Fest.
Over the last 17 years, Casey Donahew has risen from a favorite on the local Texas music scene, to a nationally hot touring act who consistently sells out venues all across the country. Donahew has over 150 MILLION on-demand digital music streams through Spotify and Apple and more than half a million followers on his social platforms. Donahew has released eight independent albums to critical and commercial acclaim.
The Purple Xperience is a five-piece group hailing from Prince’s birthplace of Minneapolis. They have been touring around the country since it’s inception in 2011 by Dr. Fink and front-man Marshall Charloff. Thanks to Purple Xperience, it is still possible to relive the magic of the funk rock icon.
Hee Haw is one of only a handful of TV shows that have had a lasting influence on American culture. Original members of the legendary series have reunited with Oklahoma native and fiddle virtuoso Jana Jae and beloved comedian Lulu Roman. The “Kornfield Friends” pay tribute to Tulsa-native and Hee Haw host, Roy Clark, along with special guests. See country stars T. Graham Brown and Irlene Mandrell of the Mandrell Sisters, pop up for some “Pickin’ and A-Grinnin’”, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hee Haw.
With two #1 singles, 7 Top 10’s and multiple awards, Easton Corbin continues to make a lasting impression on country music. The Florida native is lauded for his unapologetic traditional country sound, with hits like “A Little More Country Than That”, “Roll With It” and “Baby Be My Love Song.”
Jim Jefferies is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his provocative, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. He was recently named one of the top 5 touring comedians in the world. He has 3 Netflix comedy specials. His series on Comedy Central, The Jim Jefferies Show, just entered its 3rd season.
After 30 years of ‘killin’ time,’ Clint Black is celebrating with an anniversary tour. This multi-platinum country all but altered the landscape of country music in the 90’s. Three decades later, Clint remains humble as ever about the massive influence he has had on the genre. Listing his hits takes too much room. His concert will speak for itself.
Whiskey Myers has been steadily building a devoted following, with its gritty authenticity. The band’s roots stretch back decades into the red dirt of East Texas, where they first began playing together. Esquire Magazine called them "the real damn deal," while USA Today wrote that their music has “shades of Led Zeppelin and David Allen Coe.” Whiskey Myers took their blistering live show across the U.S. and U.K. non-stop, sharing stages with the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr. and Jamey Johnson and racking up more than 300 million streams of their songs.
There's a new force making major waves in country music, Muscadine Bloodline. Proud natives of Mobile, Alabama, Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster started Muscadine Bloodline in early 2016. From the first time they took stage, Nashville started talking.....so now, with two Billboard charting critically acclaimed EP's under their belt, it's no surprise the rest of the music world is quickly catching on. The duo's reputation for high-energy live experiences has resulted in a schedule full of shows spanning from coast to coast. Charlie's contemporary vocals complimented by Gary's harmonies and masterful guitar licks make MB a powerfully refreshing mix of talent, passion and unfiltered authenticity. Infamously undaunted by the big stage, their sound intertwines the brash irreverence of early southern rockers with the selective quality of 90's country love songs. Captivating hooks heard in songs like "Movin' On" and the aggressively anthemic "WD-40" stand as a testament to MB's wide ranging music-making capability. Every song and every show is a moving experience but at the same time, unmistakably Muscadine Bloodline.
Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class over the course of a 30-year musical career.
Reveling in the soul, rock and funk influences of the '60s and '70s, this writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist has won four consecutive Grammy Awards, as well as set a record for the most wins in the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance category.
Known for his undeniable, energetic gigs, this run of shows promises to uphold his live legacy yet again. Bringing all the classic hits along with the new music from his most recent album, Raise Vibration, where Kravitz elevates the union of rock n roll, funk, blues, and soul.
Receptive to youthful inspiration, but enlightened by three decades of wisdom, Kravitz represents a powerful creative rebirth and a bold, bright, and brilliant body of work befitting of his legacy and boundless spirit.
In addition to his eleven studio albums, which have sold in excess of 40 million worldwide, this multidimensional artist has segued into film, appearing as Cinna in the box-office hits, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Kravitz can also be seen in the critically-acclaimed films Precious and The Butler.
Leading the charge for 21st century rock, multi-platinum, record-breaking band Shinedown has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. They’ve earned 11 platinum and gold singles, along with 4 platinum and gold albums. Each of Shinedown’s singles released throughout their career have reached the Top 5 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart – an unparalleled feat. With #1 rock radio hits like “Get Up” and “Devil”, Shinedown continues to engender diehard love from millions of global fans and racked up countless sold-out tours.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa opening new live music dance hall
Track 5. pays tribute to Oklahoma’s rich honky-tonk roots
TULSA, Okla. – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is celebrating the highly anticipated opening of Track 5., Tulsa’s newest live music dance hall.
“The design of Track 5. pays tribute to Oklahoma’s rich honky-tonk roots,” said Martin Madewell, senior director of marketing for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. “Our guests love music, and many are loyal country fans. We are confident Track 5. will become the new local favorite. The national artist lineup and the production caliber of the venue will put Track 5. on the map regionally.”
The new venue is home to a stage designed for live entertainment that accommodates an array of national, regional and local artists. Guests can enjoy a little two-stepping on the 1,200-square-foot, wooden dance floor or pull up to the full-service bar, which features three dozen taps and a vast selection of bourbon. The venue includes a second-floor VIP mezzanine, great for taking in the sounds of country legends or today’s up-and-comers performing on stage.
The lineup through February, a month of free and open-to-the-public shows, includes performances from multiplatinum artist Sammy Kershaw on Feb. 15, followed by three shows from Oklahoma’s own Restless Heart on Feb. 21, Jason Boland and the Stragglers on Feb. 22, and The Swon Brothers on Feb. 23.
“As Hard Rock, it was essential that we designed a venue to deliver an authentic experience that’s all about the music,” said Madewell. “The idea started as an ode to ‘Tulsa Time,’ the fifth track on legend Don Williams’ album ‘Expressions.’ Through this phase, we stumbled upon the bizarre coincidence of an Oklahoma tie embedded on the fifth track on the albums of four other iconic artists. With that discovery, there was no doubt we had the name, Track 5.”
Along with Williams’ “Expressions” album, the four other artists to release albums with a fifth track about Oklahoma or Tulsa include Waylon Jennings’ “The Ramblin’ Man,” Leon Russell’s “Leon Russell and the Shelter People,” George Strait’s “Honkytonkville” and Kenny Rogers’ “Kenny.”
Eric Clapton also recorded “Tulsa Time” for his 1978 album, “Backless.” The following year, Clapton donated one of his guitars to the Hard Rock Cafe in London to hang above his favorite seat at the cafe. That gift launched Hard Rock’s legendary memorabilia collection, which has propelled the brand to worldwide fame.
Track 5. is part of a 65,000-square-foot expansion that started in April 2018. The new, two-level casino features 450 new electronic and table games, Tulsa’s newest poker room and a 7,000-square-foot multipurpose event center. The casino and poker room opened alongside Track 5. on Feb. 1.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. From signature restaurants and gaming to world-class music venues, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa offers award-winning entertainment amenities in Oklahoma. For more information about Track 5. or to see the upcoming music lineup, visit https://www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com/