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Kings of Leon to play free show to open Oklahoma City park

June 26, 2019
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Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt announces Wednesday, June 26, 2019, that Kings of Leon will be the group to play September 27 during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park as a drum is uncovered during the announcement on the Love's Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn where the concert will take place. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP)
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Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt announces Wednesday, June 26, 2019, that Kings of Leon will be the group to play September 27 during the grand opening weekend of Scissortail Park as a drum is uncovered during the announcement on the Love's Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn where the concert will take place. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Grammy-winning rockers Kings of Leon will help Oklahoma City debut its new downtown park with a free concert.

Mayor David Holt announced Wednesday that the band whose members once lived in Oklahoma City will perform Sept. 27 as headliners in a three-day opening event at Scissortail Park.

Kings of Leon tweeted that fans in their home state should expect “a show to remember.”

Scissortail Park will eventually cover 70 acres and include a lake and sports facilities. It’s also home to a clone of the “Survivor Tree” that lived through the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The clone will eventually be transplanted to replace the original American elm once it dies.

The $132 million park is a centerpiece of Oklahoma City’s downtown revitalization, including a new convention center and streetcar system .

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