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  • Kelly Kerr, Director
  • Chris Frederick, Producer
  • Zac Maloy, Producer
  • Kevin Waller, Producer

black and white view of main street in Ada, Oklahoma viewed from above.

About the Project

Throughout the span of twenty five years, from 1970 to 1995 and beyond, the cultural environment in the rural town of Ada, Oklahoma (population 17,000) produced an extraordinary number of nationally and internationally acclaimed musical artists that have shaped country, rock and roll, jazz, and classical music. Though many of these former residents are now household names, they started their journey to notoriety at Ada High School, East Central University, and Ken Lance Sports Arena. Most moved on to pursue their professional careers, however, there remains a community of uniquely gifted musicians in the Ada area that continue to share their gifts and help shape the next generation of talent.