Opening Night, the New Year’s Eve celebration in Oklahoma City is set to be a virtual event this year, Arts Council Oklahoma City announced Thursday.
The change to make the in-person event a virtual experience is due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the city.
“Sadly, with ever increasing cases of COVID-19 in our city and state we had to rethink how to produce Opening Night this year,” says Executive Director Peter Dolese. “Since the pandemic began, we’ve had great success virtually livestreaming several of our other programs such as Art Moves and Sunday Twilight Concert Series. Those experiences will help us create a fantastic livestream Opening Night. A free virtual experience just makes sense right now so our entire community can enjoy it safely.”
Opening Night will be livestreamed for free. More updates and program details will be made available on the Arts Council Oklahoma City website.