Tulsa-based rock band Manta Rays formed in the summer of 2016 by high-school friends Jackson Gillett (songwriter, lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Britton Gregory (bass, backup vocals) and Ronnie Bunn (drums). Manta Rays later added Tristan Wright (lead guitar) to complete the group that sounds like a bridge between the classic songwriting style of the ‘60s and ‘70s with the more contemporary vibes of new age indie and Brit-rock. While Gillett’s lyrics on their 2019 debut album ‘Dust’ are often introspective they carry the weight of growing up in an increasingly-strange world with a lighthearted charm that is impossible to resist; both on the record and at their consistently packed-out live shows. Manta Ray’s are now working on their second studio album.
Food and drinks will be available for sale at 5:30pm including beer, wine, cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks, hot dogs and more. Our Garden of Eatin’ will be selling food along with local ice cream cart Cherry & Bark.
Bands & Blooms is supported in part by Oklahoma Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts.
In addition to live music, food and drink, Thursday nights in October will include optional family-friendly BOO-tanical Trick-or-Treating trail with eight fun, educational nature-themed stations including “Maggot Painting” or “Termite Races” offered in partnership with OSU Entomology Department.
Each child gets a trick-or-treat bag with their trick-or-treating ticket to collect unique treats like bug, bird and wildlife trading cards, insect toys, vegetable seeds for planting, candy and more. There will also be a kids’ costume contest at 7 p.m. each week on the Great Lawn.
Cost for participating in the BOO-tanical trick-or-treating: $10/child in advance, $12 day-of, in addition to a regular admission ticket.
Add Bands & Blooms tickets to your cart and optional Trick-or-Treating tickets will be available to add before check out.
Advance tickets: Members – FREE;
Non-members: Ages 16+ | $8; Ages 3-15 | $4
Same Day Tickets: Ages 16+ | $10; Ages 3-15 | $5
All transactions at the Garden are now cashless. We accept major credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay.