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Arcadia Round Barn Morning Music Sessions
April 4 | 10:30 am CDT
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until May 3 2020
One event on May 9 2020 at 10:30 am
ARCADIA — Oklahoma musicians Buffalo Rogers and Marco Tello will kick off this month’s Morning Music at the Arcadia Round Barn, thanks to the magic of technology.
The popular Saturday morning music sessions will be presented via Facebook Live on the Arcadia Round Barn Facebook page, according to Midwest City singer-songwriter Joe Baxter, who coordinates the live music at the barn.
“The Arcadia Historical and Preservation Society board wisely decided last month to close the Round Barn due to the COVID-19 threat, even before government officials mandated the closure of non-essential institutions,” Baxter said. “We want to keep our volunteers and visitors safe, but we also need music more than ever to lift our spirits as we adjust to the isolation.”
Singer-songwriter Buffalo Rogers will perform from his music studio on Saturday. Multi-instrumentalist Marco Tello’s Facebook Live concert is scheduled for April 11. Morning Music hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cushing musician Rick Reiley will bring Morning Music on April 18, and Amanda Cunningham and Nellie Marie Clay will perform via Facebook on April 25.
“Many of the musicians who support the Round Barn with a free concert every year are professionals who are now without income,” Baxter said. “People who watch their virtual concerts this month will be able to donate to the performers online.”
The Arcadia Historical and Preservation Society relies on donations and gift shop sales to maintain the Route 66 icon, which was built in 1898. Donations to the barn can be mailed to P.O. Box 134, Arcadia, OK 73007.
The Round Barn is closed until at least May 1. Information about re-opening of the barn and rescheduling of live music concerts will be posted on the Arcadia Round Barn Facebook page. For more information, call Baxter at 405-833-1350.