200 S Jones Avenue, Norman, OK 73069 (405)307-9320
The Depot, located in the historic Santa Fe Train Depot, produces Summer Breeze and Winter Wind Concerts, Jazz Concerts, Gallery Exhibitions in the Depot, Second Sunday Poetry Readings, and serves as the venue for several art and writing classes for adults. We also manage the rental of the Norman Depot for weddings, meetings, parties and other events.
Upcoming Events at The Depot
Now Showing in The Depot Gallery - Small Works VIII
Through December 23, 2018 @ The Depot
Each year The Depot Gallery celebrates the holiday season with an exhibit of "small works" created by outstanding local and regional artists. The Small Works VIII artists are: Carol Beesley, Carolyn Faseler, Steve Hicks, Debby Kaspari, Tim Kenney, Brad Price, Bert Seabourn, Connie Seabourn, Cletus Smith, and Betty Wood.
Winter Wind Concert - The Matchsellers
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 7:00pm @ The Depot
Since 2013, Andrew Morris and Julie Bates, better known as the Matchsellers, have traveled the US and Europe developing their style of off the wall bluegrass & old-time music. In 2017 they began collaborating with Chad Graves and Betsey Mae, two of the Midwest’s finest musicians. (Graves is one of the country’s top dobro players and Mae is a sought after bassist from Lakin, KS.) Together the 4-piece combines absurdity, authenticity and excellent musicianship to create a performance that is representative of the present age: They are pleasantly stuck between the years gone-by and those to come.
Artists Demonstrations - Small Works VIII
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00pm @ The Depot
Join us as several of the Small Works VIII artists demonstrate and visit about their art.
Each year The Depot Gallery celebrates the holiday season with an exhibit of "small works" created by outstanding local and regional artists. This year's exhibit features the art of Carol Beesley, Carolyn Faseler, Steve Hicks, Debby Kaspari, Tim Kenney, Brad Price, Bert Seabourn, Connie Seabourn, Cletus Smith, and Betty Wood.
Winter Wind Concert - Rebecca Loebe
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 7:00pm @ The Depot
Rebecca Loebe, with her “breathtakingly beautiful, delightful and superb” voice (Randy Radic, Huffington Post) has spent the past decade on the road performing in 44 states of the U.S., as well as Canada, Europe, The U.K. and Japan. Along the way she has honed her voice as one of the Americana music scene’s most exciting new songwriters and earned a place on Alternate Root Magazine’s annual listing of The Top 10 Female Singers in America. She is again touring the world to share the songs of her latest album, Blink, her fourth full-length studio album. The 11-song collection of new originals is equally inspired by soul, folk and southern rock -- and the summer when she was 17.
Poetry Reading - Sarah Webb
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2:00pm @ The Depot
Poet, essayist and teacher, Sarah Webb co-edits the magazine Just This which explores the Zen arts. For twelve years, Webb was poetry and fiction editor for Crosstimbers, the multicultural interdisciplinary journal of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, where she is professor emerita in English.
Winter Wind Concert - Johnsmith
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 7:00pm @ The Depot
Johnsmith is one of those artists who possesses a genius that cannot be denied, ignored, or overlooked. For the past thirty-plus years he has been sharing his music all across America and abroad and has become a favorite at festivals, clubs, and house concerts alike. In addition to being a Kerrville New Folk Winner, Johnsmith has released eight solo CDs to rave reviews, leads musical tours to Ireland, teaches songwriting, and has served as a staff songwriter in Nashville. With his faded jeans, his twinkly blue eyes, and his infectious smile, John immediately connects with audiences.
Gallery Reception - Small Works VIII with music by Miss Brown to You
Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:00 - 9:00pm @ The Depot
Each year The Depot Gallery celebrates the holiday season with an exhibit of "small works" created by outstanding local and regional artists. A December 14 reception, from 6 to 9 pm, will honor the ten Small Works VIII artists: Carol Beesley, Carolyn Faseler, Steve Hicks, Debby Kaspari, Tim Kenney, Brad Price, Bert Seabourn, Connie Seabourn, Cletus Smith, and Betty Wood. Live music will be provided by Nuclear Okra, featuring Larry Hammett and Miranda Arana.
Winter Wind Concert - Eliza Gilkyson
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot
Eliza Gilkyson is a 2-time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who has become one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles. Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash and have appeared in films, PBS specials and on prime-time TV. She has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and recognized with countless Austin Music and Folk Alliance awards. Eliza’s music has always offered a vivid reflection of the times we live in, full of joys and sorrows, each song a window into a life of struggle and triumph in a world she feels is “poised on the edge of moral, economic and environmental bankruptcy.”
Winter Wind Concert - Ryanhood
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot
The acoustic-duo, Ryanhood, featuring Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals and Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, together with their airtight vocal harmonies, prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, “a match made in radio heaven.” Ryanhood was named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards and they were recently named the “Discovery of the Year” by John Platt at WFUV New York City. They were a featured act at Australia’s National Folk Festival in April 2018. And their star is still on the rise. Their sixth and newest album, Yearbook, is led by their signature two-part vocal harmonies, decorated with flares of guitar, ukulele, and mandolin, and centers on songs about being young, growing old, and making peace with the passing of time.
Winter Wind Concert - Seth Glier
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot
Seth Glier’s fifth album, Birds, is the latest entry in a burgeoning career that has included a Grammy nomination and a pair of Independent Music Awards while touring with artists including Ani DiFranco and Ryan Adams. The songs on Birds range from personal to political, and are bound together by the awareness that our world is a fragile place that is all the more magical for it. Glier (pronounced “Gleer”) recorded Birds in an airy loft in western Massachusetts outfitted with a grand piano and floor-to-ceiling windows. Birds roosting just outside those windows, became his sympathetic audience while Glier made the album. “I felt a tremendous amount of comfort talking to the Birds,” he says “I’d check in with them regularly to see how they thought things were going so far.” Seth Glier was selected as the Member’s Choice Concert for Winter Wind by vote of Depot Members.
Winter Wind Concert - The Brother Brothers
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot
“The Brother Brothers have been in this together for life, and their familial connection comes through in the music, harkening back to some of the greatest family harmonies ever made. They tour as an acoustic duo: David on cello and guitar, and Adam on the 5-string fiddle. With individual storied music careers under their belts, the brothers have finally teamed up to bring their experiences together. They approach their poignant and often charming songs with an almost startling sense of ease, and the tight harmonies are enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements.
Performing Arts Studio programs are made possible by the generous financial support of individuals, businesses, and organizations. Please join us in expressing our gratitude by giving your business to these supporters in return, or by simply stopping by sometime and saying "Thank you!"