The Church Studio was thrilled to celebrate Leon's 80th birthday with you on April 2, 2022.

Below is the tentative list of activities that occured during the weekend of the Shindig.  Many Leon Lifers arrived earlier in the week and enjoyed the vast number of "Things to Do" in Tulsa.

Friday: April 1, 2022

9:30 am | Meet at Hyatt for Grand Lake Pre-Tour Meeting or Tulsa Club. Both locations will be pick-up spots.

12:00 pm | Leon Russell Lakehouse Studio* (BOOKED UP)

5:30 pm | Lennie's Club & Grill*

An Evening of Music and Reflection featuring David Thayer, Steve Wilkerson, Bill Taylor, Bruce Dunlap, Steve Pounds. Special Guest, the Reverend Patrick Henderson

9:00 pm | The Shrine*

Teddy Jack (son of Leon Russell) performs at The Shrine. $40 Admission. Doors open at 8:00 pm.

Saturday: April 2, 2022

9:00 am | The Church Studio

  • Meet The Church Studio Team
  • Historic Tours of The Church Studio
  • View The Church Studio Archive
  • Food Trucks
  • Group Photo (2pm)
  • Meet & Greet Musicians
  • Meet Artist, p.s. Gordon of Mural of Space & Time
  • Open House Teegarden Studios
  • Woody Guthrie Center Group Admission
  • Drawings at Studio Row Businesses
  • Leon Bronze Statue Raffle
  • Chair Massages
  • Blood Pressure Checks 🙂

8:00 pm | Maggie's Music Box*

Another "Birthday Bash" and although not sponsored by The Church Studio; will be so fun! Leon's touring bandmates will play and celebrate including Chris Simmons, Jackie Wessel, Brian Lee, Beau Charron & Brandon Holder... also appearing Dustin Pittsley, Dave White, Jesse Aycock, Barrett Lewis, Rick Huskey, Steve White & More!

*Events with asterisk are not sponsored by The Church Studio but want to keep all Leon fans in the know. Let's celebrate and have fun!


Sunday: April 3, 2022

2:30 pm | Leon Russell 80th Birthday Concert Will Rogers High School Auditorium

Featuring: Ann Bell, Claudia Lennear, Paul Benjaman, David Teegarden Sr., Beau Charron, Brandon Holder, Billy Estes, Pete Marriott, Jennifer Marriott, Tom Nicholson, Don White, David Thayer, Alan Ransom, Wade Inman, Johnny Williams, Frank Padilla, Jon Glazer, Jared Tyler Frederick, and Cortez Johnson. Emcee: John Wooley


To commemorate the special event, order your limited edition 2022 Leon Lifer Shindig T-Shirt.

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If you didn't get a chance to purchase the commemorative concert t-shirt; we have the opportunity for you to buy it or the specially priced Weekend Birthday Blowout package that includes: Shindig T-Shirt, Leon Russell T-Shirt, Exclusive Lanyard, Shindig Button, Leon Russell Button, Limited Edition Poster, and the Concert Program.


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