About The Freeland Center
by two of Bristow's native sons, legendary folk singer-songwriter Tom Paxton and Red Dirt music icon
Tom Skinner. The $6.1 million theater was constructed through a combination of public and private
funding. It is a 795-seat facility, boasting outstanding concert hall acoustics, a 50 ft. x 50 ft. stage,
orchestra pit, and professional curtaining, lighting, and sound reinforcement. A spacious two-story
lobby, well-appointed with amenities, provides a welcome invitation to event attendees.
Local and national entertainers are pampered with two green rooms, easy on-off loading to the stage,
and an attentive professional staff.
Artists appearing during the Freeland Center's first four years have included gospel acts (Masters
Voice, The Isaacs, Jeff & Sheri Easter); country/Americana acts (Red Dirt Rangers, Susie McEntire-Eaton,
Bruner & Eicher); jazz/pop acts (Emily Drennan, Jamie Aaron Kelley); and classical/opera acts (Bravo Brass
Quintet, The Tulsa Opera). Kostis Protopapas, artistic director of The Tulsa Opera, has called the Freeland
acoustically-friendly auditorium in the state of