A Sneak Peek at Opening Night 2014

A Sneak Peek at Opening Night 2014

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Fox 25 got a sneak peek at an Oklahoma New Year's Eve tradition.

16 stages, 40 different performances, and all kinds of music can only mean one thing: Opening Night 2014.

Jennifer Waldrop is Co-Chair of the event. She says those who attend will hear some really great music.

"From Latin, to Blues, to Jazz, " she said.  "There's also a children's orchestra that will be performing that's really fun."


The Arts Council of Oklahoma City holds the event at the Myriad Gardens.  It's a huge celebration to ring in the new year and it's guaranteed to get toes of all ages tapping to the music.  Kelley James and her granddaughter Jasmine can't wait to go. James has been bringing her family to Opening Night since the 1990's. 

"I like it all," James said while discussing music.  "But I really like Jazz."

James says Opening Night keeps getting bigger and better, just like her family.

"I have 48 grand kids but I don't take all them," she laughed.  "I take half of them."


James says the kid-friendly atmosphere is the reason for the crowds.  50,000 people attended last year.

"Families bring their kids out to the children's area," Waldrop said.  "There's face painting, magicians, and all kinds of things for the kids to do."

Opening Night also includes clowns, balloons, and skits.

"We'll be doing clown hypnosis and a skit called "Emergency Broadcast" which is really fun," Scooter The Clown said.

It's proof no one knows how to ring in the New Year like Oklahomans.  Just ask James who's excited to bring her family.

"They need to come down and enjoy themselves," James said while inviting others to attend.  "Because if they come down they'll like it and they'll keep coming."

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