Summer Breeze Concert Series
August 16 | 7:00 pm CDT
One event on June 21 2020 at 7:00 pm
One event on July 5 2020 at 7:00 pm
One event on July 19 2020 at 7:00 pm
One event on August 2 2020 at 7:00 pm
One event on August 16 2020 at 7:00 pm
The Depot is partnering with KGOU=Your NPR Source to bring the 20th Anniversary of the Summer Breeze Concert Series to you wherever you are. The concerts are broadcast live on Sunday nights at 7pm and listeners can find them at 106.3 FM Norman ~ 105.7 FM Oklahoma City ~ 88.1 FM Woodward ~ 91.9 FM Ada 89.1 FM Clinton ~ 103.1 FM Seminole ~ 97.9 FM Ada ~ 106.9 FM Chickasha 105.1 FM Shawnee, at KGOU.org, or by saying “play KGOU“ to your smart speaker.
When it became clear that hosting this beloved community concert series in the park wasn’t feasible due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the team at The Depot reached out to KGOU and a partnership was born. Both organizations have an enthusiastic commitment to community and the collaboration just seemed right and natural. After the successful kickoff on May 24 with Carter Sampson and the Jackelopes, the final schedule was finalized and is now available.
June 7 – Chris Jones and the Flycatchers based in Norman, OK, bring a little bit Rock N’ Roll, a little bit Americana, and a whole lot of cleverly crafted songs. “Songs for Red”, their powerful debut album, is comprised of ten tracks that will connect to a wide audience of music lovers. Chris is a story teller, his lyrics are relatable, and his delivery feels like a conversation through music.
June 21 – Beau Jennings and the Tigers – Beau Jennings spent years fronting Americana rock band Cheyenne before returning to his Oklahoma home and joining forces with The Tigers, a wrecking crew of some of the best musicians in the state. Beau prides himself on writing songs personal enough that only he could write at this point in his musical career. His most recent album, “The Thunderbird”, channels some Elvis energy into an album of pure heartland rock recorded live.
July 5 – Husbands, a delightful indie duo originated in Oklahoma City, makes surf pop and garage pop music that makes you want to dance in your seat. In 2020 alone, they have released a full album “After the Gold Rush Party,” a music video to the song “Manhorse”, and another album called “Wayne John.” They are creative and influenced by everything from the Beach Boys to punk, and bring a unique a creative style of their own to each and every bop that they write.
July 19 – Mike Hosty is a man that needs no introduction, he is a Norman legend and an Oklahoma icon. He is a wonderful weirdo, champion of our quirky culture, and the quintessential one-man band, most well-known for playing drums with his feet while playing guitar, singing, and playing kazoo. He does all this to original numbers and sometimes even improvises songs on the fly. Beyond the technical feat of how he plays, his music is captivating. His original blues songs like “Oklahoma Breakdown” and “Disco Truck” will have you dancing wherever you are.
August 2 – Chanda Graham, a jazz and blues singer from OKC, has performed all over the metro, and been a guest vocalist on countless records. Chanda’s soulful voice is reminiscent of Ella and the golden age of jazz, and her sound brings some of the best days of music alive again. “Rona Blues,” a single she released May 2020, takes the pandemic scare we are all feeling and turns it into an old school blues piece that is impossible not to feel in your very core.
August 16 – Homegrown Volume II is a beautiful gathering of many of Norman’s best musicians playing together in song swaps, instrument swaps, and collaborating on each others’ material. It is organized by Terry “Buffalo” Ware and Kyle Reid, and features many of the musicians that make this town a vibrant musical community.
The Depot is a community supported nonprofit organization and can’t do this amazing work for our community alone. A free series requires the support of a lot of organizations and individuals in our community. For this series, those include: the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council, Norman Smile Center, Skye Diers & Gingerbread Nursery School, Tom McAuliffee & Don Cies Real Estate, Peggy Doviak & DM Wealth Management, Bruce & Trisha Bunce, Keri & Hugh Young, and Bob Schelegel. The Depot would never have made it this far without those folks and others including Cindy Merrick & Therapy in Motion, The Bluebonnet Bar, Edward Jones, Hitachi Computer Products, Native Spirits Winery, Lazy Circles Brewing, The Montford Inn, and fans like you who could join as a member of the Depot for as little as $5 a month. Learn how at www.pasnorman.org/join