Leon Russell, Bob Dylan & Woody Guthrie: Tulsa’s Music Museums

From Bob Wills history at Cain’s Ballroom to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Leon Russel’s famed The Church Studio; Tulsa is a music lovers playground.

Woody Guthrie Center: Honoring a Folk Legend

A short distance from Harwelden Mansion, the Woody Guthrie Center pays homage to an iconic figure in the world of music: folk legend Woody Guthrie. Experience Guthrie’s compelling story through exhibits that showcase his lyrical prowess, social activism, and dedication to capturing the essence of America through song. This center serves as a tribute not only to Guthrie’s musical contributions but also to his enduring spirit of social justice. Open Wednesday-Sunday 10am to 6pm. 

Bob Dylan Center: A Tribute to a Musical Icon

Just next door to the Woody Guthrie Center lies another icon, the Bob Dylan Center, a treasure trove for fans of the legendary singer-songwriter. Home to an impressive collection of artifacts, rare recordings, and memorabilia, the center provides an in-depth look into the life and career of Bob Dylan. Delve into his evolution as an artist, his influences, and his impact on music and culture. Interactive exhibits and immersive displays make this center a must-visit for anyone with a passion for music history. A recreation of a studio mixing board in The Church Studio gallery will give visitors the chance to “listen in” on recording sessions for five different Dylan tracks, and be able to manipulate the playback to isolate individual instruments and voices. Open Wednesday-Sunday 10am to 6pm. 

The Church Studio: Recording Studio and House of Legends

Complete your musical journey with a visit to The Church Studio, a historic recording studio with a legacy that spans decades. Founded by Leon Russell, in the 70s, this studio has played host to countless legendary musicians, resulting in some of the most iconic recordings in music history. Step into the same space where artists like Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, and Leon Russell himself created magic. Today, The Church Studio is an active recording studio and hosts artists from all over the world. In addition to being a recording studio, docent-led tours are available for the general public Monday-Friday from 10am to 3pm. 

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