Eclectic music fans, listen up: The Arts Council of Oklahoma City is presenting a new performer every Sunday through August at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno. As part of the 28th annual Sunday Twilight Concert Series, the performances began June 1, but don't fret " there's plenty of country, rock, alternative, experimental and jazz in store for the summer.
New this year is the relocation to the Myriad Botanical Gardens; Lindsey Pever, Twilight director, said the change is for the better.
"The Arts Council of Oklahoma City decided to centralize the concerts to the Myriad Botanical Gardens in an effort to simplify the schedule by eliminating question as to where each concert will be held," Pever said. "Ample shade and the serene surroundings contribute to making this the ideal setting."
The schedule includes appearances from The Non (June 29), Chris Hicks Band (July 20), Smilin' Vic (July 27), Shortt Dogg (Aug. 10) and Edgar Cruz (Aug. 17). This Sunday features Borderline, a four-piece dance/country band.
Each concert begins at 7 p.m., and admission is free. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, picnic foodstuffs and lawn chairs along, but leave glass containers and pets behind.
The Twilight Concert Series allows locals to enjoy familiar music or to step outside musical boundaries for a taste of something new. Either way, complaints about Sunday-evening boredom should reach an all-time low this summer. "Jake Dalton