Frank & Lola's

Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar

Frank & Lola's is a neighborhood restaurant & bar located in the heart of historic downtown Bartlesville, OK. We serve only the highest of quality American cuisine in a fun, family friendly atmosphere.

We are proud members of Jakin & Boaz, a fantastic purchasing group which allows us to bring you the highest quality meal at a fair price.

Our fresh, never frozen, locally-sourced beef is carefully processed and prepared by our friends at McFerron Quality Meats in Nowata, Oklahoma.

Alex Culbreth
Jan
31
10:00 pm22:00

Alex Culbreth

"It doesn't matter if there are 5 or 500 people in the audience, Alex Culbreth closes his eyes and gives it all he's got every time."

If you close your eyes when he's playing, you'll barely believe that one dude is making that much music by himself.  Flailing arms and legs and feet a stompin', guitar strumming and harmonica blowin'.  Culbreth brings unique energy unlike any other solo artist we have - and that's why we don't have many.

IYL:  Shakey Graves, John Fullbright, The O's

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Green Corn Rebellion
Feb
7
10:00 pm22:00

Green Corn Rebellion

This band has really become a great act to watch.  Greencorn blew us away last time in and we're pumped to have 'em back!  An 8-piece fireball mixing genres between finely crafted orchestrated tunes and enough jazz influence to make it interesting.

IYL:  Tom Waits with a banjo, Wilco, A backyard smoker

VIDEO    WEBSITE

John Calvin Abney Sweetheart Show
Feb
14
10:00 pm22:00

John Calvin Abney Sweetheart Show

In the midst of a great night of music, John ran through a quick set of sad songs last time he was in, referring to it as "Bummer Core."  Great name for a unique genre, but Calvin is a lot more than sad songs about love gone wrong.  It ain't always happy, but it's the perfect choice for a Hallmark Holiday at FnL's!

As an added bonus, John's new record "Better Luck" will be just released.  It's a Sweethearts and new CD show!

Click John's website below to read a few great reviews of the new record from some national press.

IYL:  John Fullbright, Elliot Smith, Bummercore

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EGO CULTURE
Feb
21
10:00 pm22:00

EGO CULTURE

We absolutely LOVE these guys! Improvisational rock, funk, blues quartet (keys, guitar, bass, drums).  It's dirty funky good stuff.

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The Hey Diddles String Band
Feb
28
10:00 pm22:00

The Hey Diddles String Band

HDSB rolls up the turnpike yet again,  brining along that high lonesome sound, great harmonies and fine pickin'.  This is bluegrass for the modern man.

IYL:  Greensky Bluegrass, Flat & Scruggs, Bicycles

WEBSITE    VIDEO


Travis Linville
Jan
24
10:00 pm22:00

Travis Linville

Guitarist, teacher, songwriter, producer, all around talented and awesome dude and musician.  Travis Linville takes a break from the road to make a rare stop at FnL's.

IYL:  Tom Skinner, Hayes Carll, Dobro

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Jacob Tovar & The Saddle Tramps
Jan
10
10:00 pm22:00

Jacob Tovar & The Saddle Tramps

Just try to find a more true country voice than Jacob Tovar's.  Not likely.  He's resurrected that old, honest country and throws in originals in the same vein.  Accompanied by Seth Lee Jones and Cooper Waugh on guitars, this trio is the real deal, throwback to the sound that made Cain's the famous honky tonk it became.

IYL:  Webb Pearce, Bob Wills, Cain's Ballroom

WEBSITE   VIDEO

Robert Hoefling
Jan
3
10:00 pm22:00

Robert Hoefling

Robert Hoefling impressed us a ton when he played in November, and we had to have him back.  He'll be in this time with a full string band, guaranteed to play well-crafted original tunes and some obscure, yet awesome covers.

IYL:  John Prine, Josh Ritter, Wink

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Chris Combs Quartet
Dec
20
10:00 pm22:00

Chris Combs Quartet

The official Winter Kick Off party with Chris Combs!  Funky, improvisational, jazz/rock and this time, with a guest vocalist.  Great way to kick old man winter right in the teeth the moment he walks through the door!

IYL:  JFJO, Thelonious Monk, The Beastie Boys

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Dustin Pittsley Band
Dec
13
10:00 pm22:00

Dustin Pittsley Band

DPB joins the fray in this decidely Tulsa-Based month of tunes at FnLs!

Tulsa's most prolific guitar-slinger in an Allman Brothers, SRV way with plenty of Tulsa shuffle and JJ influence to make this a unique band!

IYL:  Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sweat & Low-slung guitars

WEBSITE    VIDEO

Wink Burcham Band
Dec
6
10:00 pm22:00

Wink Burcham Band

Seems like forever since Wink was last in town.  He's back on this night with a full band of electric goodness.  One of the best songwriters for miles singing well-crafted tunes with always a stellar group backing him.

IYL:  John Prine, JJ Cale, Tulsa

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Paul Benjaman Band
Nov
29
10:00 pm22:00

Paul Benjaman Band

No better way to finish up the Thanksgiving weekend than with the unofficial FnL's house band!

Paul Benjaman Band returns, brining that Tulsa Shuffle, JJ Cale influenced tunes and impeccable guitarmanship!

IYL:  JJ Cale, Widespread Panic, Smiles & Makers Mark

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The Bar Brawl III
Nov
26
9:30 pm21:30

The Bar Brawl III

Join us for a special Pre-Thanksgiving BASH Wednesday night show!

Featuring the guitarist from Bartlesville favorites, The Biscuit Grabbers, The Bar Brawl III is an Austin, TX trio featuring an eclectic mix of Rock n Roll, Rockabilly, Blues, Country Swing and yes, a little bit of a punk.

IYL:  Wayne The Train Hancock, Reverend Horton Heat, Hank 3

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John Calvin Abney
Nov
15
10:00 pm22:00

John Calvin Abney

John Calvin Abney returns!!  A fantastic guitar-slinger, great songwriter, all-around nice guy.

"John Calvin Abney is an alt country folk singer and multi-instrumentalist who has backed artists including Camille Harp, Aaron Newman, Samantha Crain, and has performed with many more singers and groups. John is now finishing his new EP, Without Wax. A young raw voice with incendiary guitar playing, paired with fresh songwriting and pretty arrangements have transformed Calvin into becoming an act worth witnessing live and an artist with much to teach." -- Oklahoma Rock

IYL:  Elliot Smith, Old 97's, Sweaters

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Doug Strahan & The Good Neighbors
Nov
8
10:00 pm22:00

Doug Strahan & The Good Neighbors

Moving south from Illinois for warmer weather and a barroom education of country picking was, according to Doug, among a plethora of bad choices, one of the best decisions he's made in his adult life. A stew pot of roots music that eases on in the direction of Blue-­Eyed Soul but finds home on the bar stool of the Dew Drop Inn, The Horse Shoe Lounge, your neighborhood watering hole. 

IYL:  Leo Rondeau, Gary Stewart, Lead Players turned Band Leaders

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Kyle Reid & The Low-Swingin' Chariots
Nov
1
10:00 pm22:00

Kyle Reid & The Low-Swingin' Chariots

November 1st is "Dia de Los Muertos," and we're going to celebrate in style with Kyle Reid & The Low-Swingin' Chariots!  The dinner special will fit the theme, we'll have a costume contest about midnight and we have some other surprises in store!

Work up that Day of the Dead costume and let's have some fun!

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Desi & Cody (full band)
Oct
25
10:00 pm22:00

Desi & Cody (full band)

It's been a LONG time since Desi & Cody made their way to Frank & Lola's.  Too Long, as a matter of fact.  They return with a full band, a suitcase full of new tunes and a fantastic, recently released album.  Come welcome them back!

IYL:  Shovels & Rope, She & Him, Cabernet

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Von Stomper
Oct
18
10:00 pm22:00

Von Stomper

The debut for this Colorado quintet, a cross between bluegrass and americana with a touch of folk and a dab of rock.  Fort Collins meets Austin. Isn't that almost always the case with what we bring here?  

IYL:  The Patti Fiasco, Great American Taxi, Black Mountain Ramble

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Bandito's
Oct
11
10:00 pm22:00

Bandito's

We've been working to get Bandito's in for quite some time and the day is finally here!  They live in Nashville these days, but this is our first Alabama-born band.  One more state with a big blue pin.

This is high-energy, southern blues and rock.  Three chords and a breakdown, shimmying shins and stomping heels.

IYL:  Alabama Shakes, Drive By Truckers, Well-Timed Kazoo

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Alex Culbreth
Oct
4
9:30 pm21:30

Alex Culbreth

Alex was a fantastic hit the first time he came in.  He's one of those rare solo artists that doesn't seem like a solo artist - there's way too many instruments on stage for one dude to play, but play 'em he does.

Gritty, dirty, reverby acoustic country.

IYL:  Shakey Graves, The O's, Physical Coordination

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Green Corn Rebellion
Sep
27
10:00 pm22:00

Green Corn Rebellion

Porch Core, Funtry Music, Bacon Fried Bacon.  That's Green Corn Rebellion.  Harmonic Contortionist Art.  Come see what happens when an 8-piece band jams themselves into the corner at 2nd & Dewey intent on breaking the genres.

IYL:  The Replacements, Uncle Tupelo, Zoological Butterfunk

MEET GREEN CORN REBELLION VIDEO

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Jackie Myers Band
Sep
20
10:00 pm22:00

Jackie Myers Band

JMB returns!  Our favorite Austin-based Jazz, Blues, Soul, piano-driven maven.

IYL:  Wayne Shorter, Monk, Jim Beam

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EGO CULTURE
Sep
13
10:00 pm22:00

EGO CULTURE

Ego Culture.  It's not jazz, but it's improvisational.  Funk, Soul, Rock, Roll.  Fantastic Tunes!  Who needs words anyway??

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The Hey Diddles String Band
Sep
6
10:00 pm22:00

The Hey Diddles String Band

High Lonesome Harmonies, an indie-style of Bluegrass and lame jokes.  That's what The Hey Diddles bring to the fight each time they come this way.

IYL:  Flat & Scruggs, The Devil Makes Three, Chickens crossing roads

Chris Becker & Friends
Aug
30
9:30 pm21:30

Chris Becker & Friends

Electric Folk, touches of bluegrass, damn fine songwriting - that's what we'll get when Chris Lee Becker and Friends make their way up from Tulsa.  Sounds like it's right up our alley.

IYL:  John Prine, Leon Russell, Friends!

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KALO
Aug
23
10:00 pm22:00

KALO

A power-blues trio led by Israeli born and raised Bat-Or Kalo!  Bat-Or has relocated to OKC and is strongly endorsed by Paul Benjaman, Dustin Pittsley and many others we know and love.  

Read and watch more about her here:  NEWSOK

IYL:  Dustin Pittsley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, ROCK n ROLL

 

Paul Benjaman Band
Aug
16
10:00 pm22:00

Paul Benjaman Band

Paul returns from a national tour providing lap steel & guitar for The Secret Sisters.  He's been playing theaters and big clubs all across this great US, but we guarantee he'll still be glad to be back, smiling brightly with whiskey in hand after enjoying a ribeye on this fine August Saturday night.  PBB - the unofficial FnLs "House Band."

IYL:  JJ Cale, Widespread Panic, Sunday Night Thing

"Them Tulsa Boys" they be doin it right

Smokey & The Mirror
Aug
2
10:00 pm22:00

Smokey & The Mirror

"Bernice and Bryan Hembree have so much chemistry and musical talent it’s ridiculous. It’s the perfect complement of a female and male vocal. She has the soothing, higher pitched voice and his, is that of a weary traveler. His vocals really nail that Americana, folky, “I’ve been traveling this long road for a while” style voice. Their set was solid and just really, really good!"

The duo will be joined for this special performance by Terry "Buffalo" Ware (guitar) and Giovanni Carnuccio III (drums), two guys you've seen most often performing across the country with John Fullbright.

Smokey & The Mirror

IYL:  Shovels & Rope, Loves It!, Bruce Springsteen

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Chris Combs Trio
Jul
26
10:00 pm22:00

Chris Combs Trio

Chris likes to shake it up a little when he comes to FnL's.  This time, he's bringing a trio of awesomeness with Bo Hallford from PBB fame on bass, Malachi Burgess on the kit while Chris lays down some of the most unique lap steel and guitar work you ever might see.

IYL:  Shorter, Monk, Madlib

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