News and Announcements

Switchyard Food Fest coming to Tulsa Nov. 30

Mark your calendars for an extraordinary culinary experience as the Switchyard Food Fest arrives at Tulsa’s B’nai Emunah Synagogue on Nov. 30 to celebrate the diversity and significance of food. This event, co-hosted by The University of Tulsa’s Switchyard and Magic City Books, brings together James Beard Award-winning chefs and esteemed food writers dedicated to…

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Festival Information

Switchyard and the World of Bob Dylan 2023 are almost here! We’re excited to welcome you to downtown Tulsa for this six-day festival of music, art, and ideas.  The full Switchyard program includes 26 speakers, 14 bands, a special reception to launch the Switchyard magazine and Switchyard podcast, new art shows at 101 Archer, and after-party concerts every…

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Music Announcement: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams and Robbie Fulks Perform June 3

BUY YOUR SWITCHYARD MUSIC PASS HERE Photographed by Gregg Roth Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter LARRY CAMPBELL and singer-guitarist TERESA WILLIAMS will take the stage at Cain’s Ballroom on Saturday, June 3. They had an acclaimed eponymous 2015 debut, released after seven years of playing in Levon Helm’s band – and frequent guesting with Phil Lesh, Little Feat,…

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Music Announcement: Rodney Crowell Performs June 1 with Opening Act Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

BUY YOUR SWITCHYARD MUSIC PASS HERE Photographed by Austin Lord RODNEY CROWELL needs no introduction. He is the songwriter’s songwriter and an icon among giants. Native Texan, Crowell is a multi-Grammy Award-winning troubadour with fifteen number one hits. Over the course of his career, Crowell has gracefully blended his own mainstream success as an artist…

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Music Announcement: Jeff Slate & Friends (with special guests) Performs May 31

BUY YOUR SWITCHYARD MUSIC PASS HERE Photographed by Bob Gruen JEFF SLATE & FRIENDS are the premiere New York City band performing shows that combine sets honoring the legends of Classic Rock with original music inspired by those artists. For over a decade, Jeff Slate & Friends have played to sold out crowds paying tribute…

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Music Announcement: Willi Carlisle and Jaimee Harris Perform May 30

BUY YOUR SWITCHYARD MUSIC PASS HERE WILLI CARLISLE is a poet and a folk singer for the people, but his extraordinary gift for turning a phrase isn’t about high falutin’ pontificatin’; it’s about looking out for one another and connecting through our shared human condition. Born and raised on the Midwestern plains, Carlisle is a…

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Keynote Announcement: Katie Farris

Poet, translator, editor, and fiction writer, Katie Farris creates fluid hybrid forms that seek to carry readers across imaginative thresholds. In 2019’s boygirls, she travels through ancient and modern myths to create waking dreams, while her newest work, Standing in the Forest of Being Alive, has been called “luminous” by Carolyn Forche and “real genius”…

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Keynote Announcement: Maia Kobabe

Maia Kobabe is the author of Gender Queer, an acclaimed graphic novel that won the ALA Alex Award and Stonewall-Israel Fishman Award. Famous as it is infamous, Gender Queer earned the top spot for the most challenged book in 2021-22 for “sexually explicit” and LGBTQIA+ content, according to the American Library Association. Kobabe has become…

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