For an exciting evening of traditional bluegrass and Western swing music, join three-time national fiddle champion Byron Berline and his band for the Summer Breeze free concert on Sunday, September 8, at 7:30 pm in Norman’s Lions Park at the corner of Flood and Symmes.
Byron Berline is widely recognized as one of the world's premier fiddle players, known for his ability to play almost any style, from old-time to ragtime, bluegrass, Cajun, country, rock, and beyond. In his career, Berline has performed and recorded with many of the best known musicians of modern times, including Bill Monroe, the Dillards, Vince Gill, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Elton John. His music has also appeared in many television and film soundtracks.
Berline and his band, John Hickman (banjo), Jim Fish (guitar), Greg Burgess (fiddle/guitar), Richard Sharp (bass) and Steve Short (drums), entertain regularly in the Music Hall above Berline’s Fiddle Shop in Guthrie, and the group is in great demand around the state, as well as surrounding states and throughout Europe. The group has recorded five albums, most recently My Oklahoma released in 2008.
Bring seating and your favorite refreshments, and enjoy a relaxing evening in the park filled with great music!
Summer Breeze Concerts are produced by the Performing Arts Studio and are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council, and from businesses and individuals including: Michael Miller; Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School and Kindergarten; Dentists Jamie Belknap, Donna Sparks, and Kristen Wolever at Norman Smile Center; Andi Berry, Wyoming Art Therapy; and Republic Bank and Trust. Additional support comes from David Fries Roofing; Tom McAuliffe - Don Cies Real Estate; Old Republic Title Company of Oklahoma; Dale Wares - Wares Properties; Sally Phillips & Dennis McDonald; Mike Goodman & Karen Furman; The Montford Inn; and City of Norman Parks and Recreation Department.
For more information contact The Performing Arts Studio at 405-307-9320