2408 N Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, US
Capacity: 100 Age Limit: 21
Bio: Oklahoma City’s historic Blue Note Lounge erected its vibrant neon sign in 1961, encouraging travelers passing through via Route 66 to stop in for a cold beverage and some toe-tapping live music. Located on the corner of NW 23rd Street and Robinson, the venue has featured memorable performances by local, national, and international acts. The Flaming Lips’ debut gig was at Oklahoma City’s Blue Note Lounge, with Mark Coyne (Wayne’s brother) on vocals and Michael Ivins on bass in 1983. The venue has changed hands several times over the years, with Tulsa’s Josh Martin taking the reins in 2007. Martin owns the Mercury Lounge and is also the former owner of the Crow Bar in Tahlequah. The Blue Note recently changed ownership from Martin to Oklahoma City restaurant business Randy Meyer, Rod Meyer, Wade Starr and Dave Attalla.