Kick-Off Race Weekend with the Josh Abbott Band!

February 16, 2022

Marathon weekend just got EVEN BETTER. We’re saying Thank You to all our supporters by bringing the Josh Abbott Band to Scissortail Park for a FREE concert to kick-off our Finish Line Festival on Friday, April 22. The Josh Abbott Band takes the stage at 7:30pm with Jason Scott and The High Heat opening at 6:00pm.

The entire Oklahoma City community steps up to make the Memorial Marathon a Run to Remember. This kickoff concert is our thank you to the runners, volunteers, Marathon partners and the community.
— Kari Watkins | Race Director

A staple in the Texas music scene since forming in 2006, the Josh Abbott Band have weathered many storms together. According to the band, their 2021 album, The Highway Kind, is the product of years long friendships and growth.

Special thanks to Graham Colton and Brian Bogert for producing the concert for the OKC Memorial Marathon. “The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is continually finding new ways to unify our community. The addition of a free, family friendly concert before the races, adds another opportunity in this amazing weekend for our city,” said Graham Colton and Brian Bogert, Co-Chairs of the Memorial Marathon Concert, and Partners in The Social Order.