Museum After Dark: Village Sounds featuring Beau Jennings
As a museum, it is our role to be honest, authentic interpreters of the past, using pieces of historic evidence as our guide. We use that evidence to tell the story of our past.
Musicians are also storytellers. The good ones also tell honest, authentic stories about the world around us. Village Sounds, a “Museum After Dark” experience at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, is a chance to explore our story in Oklahoma from the perspective of different songwriters from our state. The Village Church on the ground of the Humphrey Heritage Village will be transformed for the evening into an intimate listening room for different musicians to share their songs and their stories. The Heritage Center will remain open for the duration, so visitors can also explore our shared history at their leisure.
On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, we are pleased to bring you Beau Jennings, noted Oklahoma singer & songwriter.
After years in Brooklyn fronting Americana rock band Cheyenne, singer and songwriter Beau Jennings was in search of a new backing band upon returning to his home in Oklahoma. The Tigers – based out of Norman and a wrecking crew of some of the best musicians in the state – were already known as the go-to backing band for songwriters from the area and were a perfect match for Jennings’ new songs. Beau Jennings recorded an album, and a music-based documentary in 2015 titled, “The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers,” which explored the history and impact of Oklahoman Will Rogers.
The concert is of no extra cost, outside of admission to the Heritage Center. Members of the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center or the Oklahoma Historical Society always visit the Heritage Center for free. A special exhibit will be newly open in the Heritage Center exhibit gallery, titled “Thrift Style.”
This event is made possible through the financial support of our community partner, Park Avenue Thrift.