If you’re an ax-lover (and I don’t mean a lumberjack) and you’re going to be in the Oklahoma City area at the end of October, then you need to attend the guitar event of the year. There will be six-string pyrotechnics aplenty at the Different Shades of Blue with Joe Bonamassa. If you are going, then there are many things to do between now and then to prepare for your trip to the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Among one of the best live blues performers in the world, Bonamassa takes the stage on October 29th, 2019 with an all-star band backing him up. With over 30 albums under his belt and 21 chart-topping albums to boot, he’s no stranger to success. If you love his music and want to make an occasion out of hearing him live, OKC is the place to be this October.
Important Times to Be Aware of for the Concert
The event starts at 8 PM so it’s important to arrive early to get to your seat. You may want to get there especially early if you’re likely to stop at the restrooms and concession stand along the way. You won’t want to miss a single minute of this jam-packed, rocking blues session! Doors typically open at least an hour earlier to accommodate the crowd. If you’re planning on driving yourself to the venue factor in parking and walking time to your anticipated arrival time.
Ticket Pricing and Seating
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and subject to availability. They’ve been on sale for a while so top seating may not be available. The lowest-priced seats are around $89 with the most expensive and closest seats to the stage topping $650. You’ve essentially got options to meet any needs and budget. Handicapped accessible seating is available, too.
Parking for Those Who Need It
Nearby Cox Convention Center has a parking garage filled with over 900 parking spots that you can park at. If walking a short distance to get to the venue and then your vehicle doesn’t bother you, this is an option that you can’t refuse. If you’d rather not bother with parking, you can take public transportation, a cab, or rideshare to the concert.
Hotels Near Bricktown OKC
There are plenty of fine hotels in the nearby, trendy Bricktown neighborhood in OKC. Good options include the Hyatt Place Oklahoma City/Bricktown, a stylish accommodation that offers 24/7 dining in case you need a late-night snack. The AC Hotel by Marriott Oklahoma City Bricktown is another cool option, with its distinct architecture and modern interior décor.
Other Things to Do in Bricktown
Staying in Bricktown means you’re right in the thick of things. It’s the cool, trendy part of the city with many great bars, restaurants, and other attractions. Some fun things to visit while you’re in town include the American Banjo Museum, Bricktown Water Taxi for a tour, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.