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2014-2015 Panorama Events

The Avett BrothersThe Avett Brothers

September 25, 2014
8:00 pm
Pioneer Cellular Event Center

Many consider the Avett Brothers to be the American version of Mumford and Sons. Theycombine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, indie rock, honky tonk and ragtime to produce a sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the “heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones.

The group performs concerts across the country and will be coming to SWOSU from Nashville where they are the headlining band for the Americana Fest being held September 17-21. The Avett Brothers have released albums each of the last nine years with their latest being Magpie and the Dandelion in 2013, The Carpenters in 2012 and The Avett Brothers Live in 2010. One of their most popular albums was 2007’s Emotionalism.

In addition to touring tirelessly, they have given memorable performances on the Late Show with David Letterman, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as well as during a feature spot on the PBS series Austin City Limits.

The Second City

The Second City

November 11, 2014
7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center
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The Second City is the leading brand in improvbased sketch comedy. With theatres in Chicago and Toronto, Training Centers in those cites as well as Hollywood, 11 full time touring ensembles, thriving corporate communications and theatricals divisions as well as television and film operations, The Second City has been called “A Comedy Empire” by the New York Times.

With the debut of NBC's Saturday Night Live, populated by Second City Alums John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner, the theatre became internationally known for its ever increasing roster of comedy superstars. Today, The Second City continues to produce the premiere comic talent in the industry. From Mike Myers to Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey – The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium.

See the next generation of comedy stars at The Second City’s 50 Years of Funny Tour, coming to SWOSU.

Daymond John

Daymond John

February 18, 2015
7:30 pm
Pioneer Cellular Event Center

See the star of ABC’s The Shark Tank, CEO of Shark Branding, Daymond John. An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s house and moving his operation into the basement. John is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, and he has received over 35 awards including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, and Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

John is also an author of two best-selling books Display of Power and The Brand Within. In 2009, he joined the cast of ABC entrepreneurial business show the The Shark Tank by acclaimed producer Mark Burnett. This is your chance to learn from this expert first-hand at SWOSU!


SWOSU’s Panorama series has been bringing outstanding events to the Weatherford campus since 1991. Panorama is partially supported by an endowed lectureship sponsored by SBC.

Additional information about the Panorama series is available by calling the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office at (580) 774-3063.