Now Showing in The Depot Gallery - Jeff Tabor Recent Paintings

Through July 1, 2018 @ The Depot

free
Jeff Tabor - Our Backyard

An exhibit of “Jeff Tabor Recent Paintings” will open in The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones, with a reception on Friday, May 11, 2018, from 6 to 9 pm, and will continue through July 1, 2018.  There will be live music in the portico with The Norman Jazz Collective featuring Collin Ferrell, Jonathan Curtis, Collin Spriggs and Andrew Richardson playing a variety of jazz standards, ballads, Latin, and contemporary jazz.  

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Summer Breeze Concert - Jacob Tovar and the Saddle Tramps

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

Jacob Tovar is a man from a different era, a different time. With a gentleman’s handshake, a booming voice, a contagious smile, and a quick wit, this Tulsa, OK performer effortlessly connects with all walks of life through his sincere songs of country, western, and old-fashioned honky tonk. He’s played with Junior Brown, Bill Kirchen, Wayne Hancock and many other respected artists.  The Saddle Tramps are Seth Lee Jones - slide guitar and Cooper Waugh - electric guitar, with Jacob Tovar handling acoustic guitar/vocals.

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Gallery Reception - Jeff Tabor Recent Paintings
with musical guest Talk of the Town

Friday, June 8, 2018, 6:00-9:00pm @ The Depot

free
Jeff Tabor - Our Backyard

An exhibit of “Jeff Tabor Recent Paintings” continues in The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones, with a reception on Friday, June 8, from 6 to 9 pm.  The Talk of the Town Big Band will provide live music in the portico from 7 to 9 pm.  Jones Street will be closed from Comanche to Main during the evening, creating a great space for dancing (as well as for food trucks at the north end) so bring your dancing shoes and enjoy dancing to big band music!  The Jeff Tabor exhibit continues through July 1, 2018.

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Second Sunday Reading - Mary Leader

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 2:00pm @ The Depot

free
Mary Leader

Second Sunday Readings at The Depot, 200 S. Jones, will feature Mary Leader on June 10, 2018. Leader, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize and the National Poetry Series award, has just published her fourth book of poems, She Lives There Still (Shearsman Books, May 2018). The free reading will begin at 2:00 p.m.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Handmade Moments

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

Handmade Moments is a folk-jazz duo from Arkansas whose music is reminiscent of 20s dance hall hits  mixed with current themes.  Although modern and fresh, Joel Ledford and Anna Moss’s songwriting contains a subtle and humble vibe that wins over any crowd with its infectious grooves and jazzy rhythms.  The Moments, as they are sometimes called, have built a solid reputation for the intricate interplay between their acoustic instruments and their impressive vocals to make an all together new sensation. "Experiencing a Handmade Moments show is kind of like enjoying a spoonful of political discourse wrapped in local organic bacon and deep fried in hemp oil — and it’s all silky." - Nick Brothers, Free Weekly

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Brad Price Composition and Painting Workshop

June 28 & 29, 2018, 10:00am - 3:00pm @ The Depot

 
Brad Price Painting

Brad Price will teach a two day workshop at The Depot, 200 S. Jones, on June 28 & 29, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm each day with a break for lunch.  

Thursday will focus on composition, with Brad explaining the principles of composition and showing students how to apply that knowledge in creating landscape paintings of their own.  A landscape photograph will be projected on the wall for reference.  Paper and pencil will be provided for sketching. The final sketch will be on the canvas in pencil before the first day ends.  Some may have time to begin their painting. 

Friday will focus on painting the student’s original compositions using the media of the student’s choice.  Students will bring their own paints and brushes.  Table easels and small canvasses will be provided.

Tuition for the two days is $120.  Contact The Depot at 405-307-9320 for additional information and to enroll.  

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Summer Breeze Concert - Brandy Zdan

Sunday, July 1, 2018, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

Brandy Zdan has been performing since she was 15 and spent nearly a decade making gothic-folk music as one half of the Juno Award-nominated Twilight Hotel in her native Canada. When she moved to the States, landing in Austin, she joined the all-girl Americana outfit, The Trishas, where she acted as lead guitarist and utility player (lap steel, accordion), before moving on to a solo career.  She could now be described as a multi instrumentalist Pop-rocker!  "One woman tour de force" - Lone Star Magazine. "Fetching pop/rock melodies" - SPIN

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Summer Breeze Concert - The Mulligan Brothers

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

The band's sound is a combination of familiar genres that ends up not quite fitting in with any of them. The instruments are acoustic and a fiddle is featured, but they're not a bluegrass ensemble. The arrangements are stripped down, but they're not quite Americana. Their lyrics are heartbreakingly intimate, but they're not quite folk. Songwriter Ross Newell contributing lead vocals and guitar,  Ben Leininger on bass and vocals, and Greg DeLuca on drums and vocals, together with recently added “sister” Melody Duncan on fiddle, gently weave heartfelt tales of loss and love, blending imagery in their stories as the band easily offers fluid sound

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Summer Breeze Concert - Caleb McGee and the Underdogs

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

Caleb McGee is a blues singer who approaches his genre with a punk rock ethos.  Caleb McGee & the Underdogs, long-time regular performers at the Deli, have traveled to Memphis, TN for the International Blues Challenge, reaching the semi-finals; and have played Norman Music Festival and Jazz In June.  Every Monday night, Caleb hosts open mic night at The Bluebonnet Bar in the Walker Arts District in Downtown Norman.  The Blues/R&B/Roots Rock & Roll Band Members include Justin Logan - Drums, Vocals, Michael Rose - Bass, David Leach - Keys, Matt Hargis - Lead Guitar and Caleb McGee - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar.

      

Summer Breeze Concert - Delhi 2 Dublin

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

Delhi 2 Dublin is a Canadian world music group formed in 2006 in Vancouver.  They play a fusion of Bhangra, Electronic, Funk, Dub Reggae, Hip Hop, Celtic music and a mash up of other genres.  Since 2008 their touring has grown from mostly Canadian dates to a growing US and international presence. Their first tour outside North America was in Taiwan in August 2009.  They have since played all over the world while continuing to play larger North American festivals such as Electric Forest (MI), Shambhala (BC), Calgary Folk Festival (AB) and the Santa Cruz Music Festival (CA).  The band also keeps up quite a recording pace, producing a new album bi-annually and a remix album alternating years.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Harpeth Rising

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

Harpeth Rising is three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize. Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique: Chamberfolk.

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