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Big Sam's Funky Nation

 Big Sam's Funky Nation to visit Stillwater

Experience a blend of funk, jazz, rock and hip-hop at Allied Arts’ next performance when Big Sam’s Funky Nation visits campus November 30 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union Theater.

Drawing from its New Orleans roots, Big Sam’s Funky Nation brings a unique experience to its performances. Referred to as “the Big Easy’s best kept secret,” the group provides audiences with uncontainable energy, technical talent and Southern charm. The group promises that “if you come to a show, you’re going to party.”

“Big Sam’s Funky Nation is going to be a lot of fun,” said Kayla Loper, Arts, Culture and Entertainment manager. “This is definitely going to be a show you will be dancing and singing along with.”

Big Sam’s Funky Nation has released five albums, including its latest Songs in the Key of Funk. The group has played at festivals such as Bonnaroo, SXSW and Austin City Limits and is currently on tour across the country. The leader of the group, Big Sam, has been performing for more than two decades. Sam’s experiences include gigs with Dave Matthews Band and Elvis Costello and a recurring role on the HBO series Treme.

Tickets for the performance are $10 for students and children 12 and under and $20 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at For more information, contact the OSU Allied Arts office at (405) 744-7509 or

For nine decades the OSU Allied Arts office has brought top-notch talent to the Oklahoma State University campus. The Allied Arts office seeks to enrich the lives of students through the arts. This is the fourth of seven performances hosted by Allied Arts during the 2018-2019 season. For more information about Allied Arts and Big Sam’s Funky Nation, visit