The Bel Airs will bring their rockin’ rhythm ‘n blues to the free Summer Breeze concert on Sunday, August 5, at 7:30 pm in Norman’s Lions Park at the corner of Flood and Symmes.
One of the hottest and most entertaining blues bands in the country, The Bel Airs are David Pruitt on guitar, Dick Pruitt on bass and lead vocals, and Michael Cherry on drums. The trio play highly danceable blues and R&B tunes, many featuring the Pruitt brothers’ distinctive two-part vocal harmonies. Their vocal style sets them apart in the contemporary music scene--leading one reviewer to refer to them as the "Everly Brothers of Blues". According to the Twin Cities Reader, "The Bel Airs deliver killer dance grooves, seamless medleys, and a contagious, unpretentious party spirit."
The Bel Airs have released four recordings: Need Me A Car, Dangerous Curves, Hoodoo Party, and the most recent Got Love which features the intensity of the live shows that loyal fans know and love.
Now based in Columbia, Missouri, the Bel Airs continue to win over audiences from Southern California to the DC Metro area and all parts in between. They are perennial favorites in the US and British Virgin Islands and recently began building a following in Europe with performances in France, Corsica, Belgium and the UK. Their musical approach and superbly crafted showmanship make for a more than memorable concert wherever they appear.
Bring seating and your favorite refreshments, and enjoy a relaxing evening in the park filled with great music!
For more information contact The Performing Arts Studio at 405-307-9320.
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; Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School; Jamie Belknap, DDS, Norman Smile Center; Andi Berry, Wyoming Art Therapy; 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 Montford Inn; The Earth Natural Foods; and City of Norman Parks and Recreation Department.