Bonnie Bishop [Photo provided]
Oklahoma City’s Tower Theatre announced today its first planned concert since the coronavirus outbreak in March caused the usually busy music and movie venue to cancel dozens of shows.
Grammy Award winner Bonnie Bishop will perform in concert Sept. 11 at the historic Uptown 23rd venue. Tickets are available now at bit.ly/3aSlDw9.
Bishop released her new album, “The Walk,” in October. Her music has been featured on the TV show “Nashville,” and her idol Bonnie Raitt recorded one of her songs, “Not Cause I Wanted To,” for her 2012 comeback album, “Slipstream.” New York Times critic Jon Pareles named it his song of the year, and Raitt’s album won a Grammy.
In light of the pandemic, the Tower Theatre has made significant changes to its policies and procedures to ensure the safety of its patrons, staff, performers and crew members.
The venue’s COVID-19 protocols include an 80% cut in maximum capacity. Only 204 tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis, and they must be purchased in groups of two, four or six.
The venue also is instituting contactless ticketing, state-of-the-art sanitization and a mask requirement throughout the building.
The Tower Theatre also announced today a Sept. 19 presentation of WEIRDlesque by Terre Rouge Burlesque. Billed as OKC’s first NERDlesque – a burlesque dedicated to nerdy fandom and pop culture – it will feature performers from OKC and New Orleans and be for audiences ages 18 and older.