The Art of Food & Music


Amy & Kevin Smith, Founders & Owners

The vision for Soul City was birthed out of their love for the Arts in Tulsa.  Soul City started in 2011 as a simple art studio that housed both Amy and Kevin's collective art ventures including: Mosaic Art, Painting, Visual Arts and Graphic Design as well as installations, interior concepts and design.

Amy spent a few years booking the bands at Riverwalk Crossing in Jenks, OK and had a great relationship and reputation with the music community in Tulsa.  When Amy and Kevin went into business as Studio Soul in September of 2011, they naturally had bands play at their studio every Friday night.

As time progressed and they moved from their small location (3rd and Lansing, Downtown) to the current location on Route 66 (housed in one of the first Texacos in Tulsa), they pursued an option for full bar and restaurant and decided to open The Soul City Gastropub in 2016. "With A Little Help From Their Friends", Soul City opened in March of 2016 and has consistently grown ever since.

We constantly joke and tell people it's like a "food truck without wheels" because of the size of the current kitchen but that's part of the charm of Soul City. Great food with great friends and drinks to boot in a non-pretentious atmosphere that you can bring your whole family to.

If you enjoy an inspiring atmosphere, artfully prepared food, the best in live music and craft beer & cocktails... Soul City is your destination for enjoying great times with good friends!

In 2019 Soul City went through some major changes. Ken and Tom Clifford, two music loving brothers became investors and co-owners and helped to elevate Soul City to the next level.  Ken and Tom have been long-time music supporters and champions of local, regional and national musicians everywhere.  They cut their teeth on Motown in the 60's growing up in Detroit and later moving to Chicago before permanently relocating to Tulsa in the mid 80's and becoming prominent business owners.

Our Desire is to see Soul City become one of Tulsa's premier music locations for all genres of music whether on the local level or a national touring act.  There are ambitious plans for Soul City in the future... we are continually evolving and progressing!