TULSA, Oklahoma – The first day of Heritage Day is officially underway, and the pulsating energy throughout the Greenwood District is undeniable. As you’ll hear music from the windows and cars along the way, the stage at the corner of N. Greenwood Avenue and E. Archer Street will feature local musical talent all day Friday.

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Performances on the world culture music stage begin at 1:00 p.m. CST and end at 8:30 p.m. CST. Friday’s star host and DJ are Tulsans Kode Ransom and DJ Somar. Ransom is a community organizer, poet, youth basketball coach, screenwriter and director. He recently worked as a freelance videographer for Terror in Tulsa: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street, a documentary produced by Russell Westbrook and directed by Peabody and Emmy-winning director Stanley Nelson.

Ransom encourages all locals and visitors to come to Greenwood Avenue for all Legacy Fest events and hopes everyone will be “entertained but also informed”. On his hope for today, Ransom said: “The importance of the day and the magnitude of what we all do here, we use our art to tell a story and make an impact. There are festivities, food and music, but please come and use our history and art as a learning experience.

The Friday musical acts on the World Culture Music Stage are as follows:


DJ Somar, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
M. Wortham, 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Melleaux, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
De-Wisper, 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Commando Co, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
MC, 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Earl Hazard, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
J. Friday & The Hwy 75 N. Band, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Prez Simmons & Tha Vets, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.