Important Announcement

The Depot Gallery and office will be closed until at least the end of May, 2020. We will reassess at that time. Phone messages will be checked regularly and calls returned. We do this out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health of our community.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Brave ComboThe Brave Combo Summer Breeze Concert, originally scheduled May 20 but postponed due to weather, has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 8  in Norman’s Lions Park at the corner of Symmes and Flood.  The free concert begins at 7:30 PM.  Bring seating, refreshments, and your dancing shoes for a great evening in the park.

Two-time Grammy award winners, Brave Combo has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, the blues and more. They are America’s Premier Dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey -- offering what one critic recently wrote, “Even if you come for the party, you'll leave with something of a musical education.”

Keyboardist, guitarist, accordionist, and singer Carl Finch founded the band in 1979. Alongside Finch for most of Brave Combo's 30 years has been multi-instrumentalist Jeffrey Barnes, who joined in 1983. Barnes is known for his lively and imaginative stage wear, as well as playing an array of reeds and woodwinds, harmonica, pennywhistle, guitars, you name it, sometimes in multiple, simultaneous combinations. Rounding out the current line-up are trumpet player Danny O'Brien, drummer Alan Emert and Little Jack Melody on electric bass.

Links:

Brave Combo Web Site
Video:  Brave Combo at The Kessler Theater in Dallas

Summer Breeze Concerts are produced by the Performing Arts Studio and are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council, and from businesses and individuals including: Michael Miller; Jamie Belknap, DDS, Norman Smile Center; Andi Berry, Wyoming Art Therapy; Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School; and Republic Bank and Trust.  Additional support comes from Cardinal Engineering; David Fries Roofing; Tom McAuliffe - Don Cies Real Estate; Old Republic Title Company of Oklahoma; The Spirit Shop; Dale Wares - Wares Properties; The Earth Natural Foods; The Montford Inn; and City of Norman Parks and Recreation Department. For more information: contact the Performing Arts Studio at 405-307-9320.