Ari Hestbuy ticketsThe 2017-18 Winter Wind Concert Series opens on Sunday, October 1, with singer-songwriter Ari Hest performing in the intimate listening room atmosphere of The Depot, 200 S. Jones. Music begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20.

“What started out as an occasional creative outlet is now my way of life” says Hest. “I've been making music and touring the planet for about 15 years... played in every state in the U.S. and toured extensively throughout Europe. I've had the honor of playing with a slew of incredible musicians wherever I've gone. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to sing and play music for a living. I wanna keep it going for as long as possible. It's good for my soul, and I love knowing that what I create can have a real impact on people.”

In 2016 Ari co-wrote a number of songs with Judy Collins and, after two years of on-and-off touring together, the two released an album of duets entitled Silver Skies Blue. The album was nominated for Best Folk Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017, earning Hest his first Grammy Award nomination and Collins her first nomination in 40 years.

This was not Hest's first collaboration - he has two other projects: The Open Sea with Rose Golan, and more recently, the Brazilian guitar inspired Bluebirds of Paradise with Chris Poland.

Hest’s ninth LP, Natural, was released in March of this year. His music has been heard on TV and movies The Path, The Lincoln Lawyer, Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill. Hest also scored music for Dreamriders, a documentary film which won several independent film awards.

Ari Hest Website
Video: Something to Look Forward To
Video: The Weight

Full Winter Wind Schedule

Winter Wind Concerts are made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Norman Arts Council and by Contributors: Cindy Merrick, Therapy in Motion; Tom McAuliffe, Don Cies Real Estate; Keri and Hugh Young; The Montford Inn; and Native Spirits Winery. Additional support comes from Friends: Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School and Kindergarten; Nancy McClellan; and Tom & Mary Cay Woodfin.

The Depot will soon move our concerts inside to the intimate setting of our Depot home at 200 S. Jones.  Winter Wind and Whistle Stop Concerts will follow close on the heels of Summer Breeze beginning in October and continuing into March.

We are pleased to announce we're continuing our collaboration with Jazz in June, Inc., co-producing five concerts highlighting America's rich musical traditions.

Tickets for individual concerts may be purchased on-line, by visiting The Depot at 200 S. Jones, or by phoning 405-307-9320.

Online tickets:

Ticket packages (Pick 5 and Pick 10) available here:

Our events page has short bios and videos for each artist:


Oct 1, 2017, 7:00pm Ari Hest $20
Oct 8, 2017, 7:00pm Barron Ryan^ $20
Oct 15. 2017, 7:00pm Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines $20
Oct 22, 2017, 7:00pm Beppe Gambetta $20
Nov 12, 2017, 7:00pm Goodnight Moonshine $20
Nov 19, 2017, 7:00pm Davis Coen^ $20
Dec 3, 2017, 7:00pm Harpeth Rising $20
Dec 17, 2017, 7:00pm Kyle Reid^ $20
Jan 14, 2018, 7:00pm Carter Sampson $20
Jan 21, 2018, 7:00pm Garrett Jacobson & Jeremy Thomas^ $20
Jan 28, 2018, 7:00pm The Honey Dewdrops $20
Feb 25, 2018, 7:00pm Don Conoscenti $20
Feb 28, 2018, 7:00pm Caroline Cotter with Michael Howard $15
Mar 4, 2018, 7:00pm Opal Fly $20
Mar 11, 2018, 7:00pm Ellis Paul $20

* Whistle Stop Concert
^ Winter Wind and Jazz in June Concert

The Depot accommodates audiences of 100, allowing a more personal interaction between audience and artist.  The concerts feature outstanding established artists, excellent sound and complimentary refreshments in a lovely, gallery setting.  

Concerts and other events at The Depot are made possible in part by grants from Norman Arts Council and Oklahoma Arts Council, and by generous donors and businesses in the community.