Where to hear live music almost every night of the week
The Situation – Every Monday at Yeti
East Village Bohemian Pizzeria – Mike Cameron Collective
Bohemian Pizzeria, known for its wood-fired pies and eclectic décor, is also praised for its perfect East Village patio. They keep their outdoor seating warm with blankets and heaters when it’s chilly and cool with fans when it’s hot—and they’ve proven their dedication to supporting live local music. The Mike Cameron Collective, often a keys, drums, and sax trio at this venue, keeps the patio hoppin’ on Sunday evenings, just before Sunday Nite Thing. 6:30 p.m. | 818 E. 3rd St. | eastvillagebohemian.com
The Colony – Paul Benjaman’s Sunday Nite Thing
The Colony is a cozy home to Tulsa music regulars, with a laid-back atmosphere, friendly stage, and warming fireplace. Paul Benjaman’s Sunday Nite Thing at The Colony, which soon will turn seven years old, is an end-of-weekend tradition that brings together local musicians from various genres, as well as visiting guest artists from elsewhere. It’s a great way to come down from the weekend while fitting in one last hoorah. And some
Coors. 10:30 p.m. | 2809 S. Harvard Ave. | thecolonytulsa.com
Also: Soul City hosts the Sunday Dinner Show with Mark Bruner and Shelby Eicher 6:30 p.m. | 1621 E. 11th St. |
VFW Centennial Lounge – Dave Les Smith, Papa Foxtrot, and Friends
The mission of the Tulsa Veterans of Foreign Wars is to foster camaraderie among veterans and their communities, and what better way to do that than with the sound of music? Dave Les Smith, Papa Foxtrot, and friends are there every Monday to help spread the spirit of fellowship with some good tunes; all are welcome. 7 p.m. | 1109 E. 6th St. | myvfw.org/ok/post577
Yeti – The Situation
The Situation is a Monday night showcase of hip-hop talent featuring an open mic and a special guest headliner complemented by the impressive house band. Come down and check out Tulsa’s up-and-comers in collaboration with some of the city’s most seasoned performers. You’ll be sure to start your week off right. 10 p.m. | 417 N. Main St. | yetisaloon.com
Mercury Lounge – Wink, Tovar, & Friends
The Merc (smoke-free since Jan. 2017) offers music several nights a week, and Jacob Tovar and Wink Burcham have been filling the space on Tuesday nights for over two years. Lately, special guests have been playing in their stead—either way, you’re sure to find a night of solid entertainment and talent. 9 p.m. | 1747 S. Boston Ave. | mercurylounge918.com
Yeti – Writer’s Night
Now in its third year, Writers’ Night, hosted by TTV’s own Damion Shade, is an open mic featuring song, spoken word, comedy, and more. 9 p.m.
Soul City – Tuesday Bluesday with Dustin Pittsley
Soul City Gastropub & Music House on Route 66 is split into three distinctive areas: the main bar, a dedicated listening room, and a sizable outdoor patio. There’s music varying in genre almost every night, including Dustin Pittsley, Dave White, and their bluesy crew on Tuesdays. 9 p.m.
Also: Blackbird on Pearl hosts Pearl Jam (an open jam) 9 p.m.; Jazz Hall of Fame hosts Depot Jazz and Blues Jams 6 p.m. | 5 S. Boston Ave. | okjazz.org; and Gypsy Coffee House hosts their well-attended open mic 7 p.m. | 303 N Cincinnati Ave. | gypsycoffee.com.
Jazz Hall of Fame – Eicher Wednesday Night Spotlight
Nathan and Shelby Eicher and special guest musicians provide a night of music usually focused on—but certainly not limited to—jazz. Be prepared for a variety of genres. 7 p.m.
Also: Soul City hosts Don and Stephen White 8 p.m.; The Colony hosts the Tom Skinner Science Project—though Skinner died three years ago (RIP, Tom), his spirit lives on with this weekly show. 8 p.m.
Soul City – The Begonias
The Begonias bring their jazzy vibe to Soul City with music of legends like Alison Krauss, Sinatra, and others every week for Thirsty Thursday. Grab drinks at the bar and enjoy an air of sweet sophistication. 8 p.m.
The Colony – Chris Lee Becker’s Folksy Hour and Tovar’s Western Night/The Soup Kitchen with Dane Arnold
The Colony has one almost-weekly folk hour with Chris Lee Becker and two weekly alternating shows for Thursday-night music enthusiasts. One is a Western Night hosted by Jacob Tovar; the other is an evening of music hosted by young up-and-comers Dane Arnold and The Soup (vocals, bass, guitar, horns). Non-fans of the genres, here’s your chance to find out you actually like country and folk. Folksy Hour: 6:00 p.m.; Alternating shows: 10 p.m.
Soul City – Susan Herndon and Americana Friday with Scott Musick and Friends
“Thank God It’s Friday” is a sentiment best celebrated with good friends and good music. Susan Herndon plays just a few hours before Americana artist Scott Musick and friends, providing the perfect opportunity to toast to the weekend the right way. 5 p.m. | 8:00 p.m.
Yeti – Cucumber Mike’s Happy Hour
Mike Gilliland of Cucumber and the Suntans is behind this special early-weekend happy hour. He’s the perfect host to help you wind down as the week ends—or to amp you up as you roll into Friday night. 7 p.m.