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May 10, 2013

Summer Breeze offers months of free, live music



Now, almost every performance receives 1,000 plus in attendance, with their highest concert reaching approximately 3,000.

Concerts are funded by grants provided by Oklahoma Arts Council and Norman Arts Council, as well as various private donors and cash donations accepted during the performances.

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Breakout box:

Mark your calendars now to enjoy a summer filled with free, live music in Lions Park, 450 S. Flood Ave., during Performing Arts Studio’s 2013 Summer Breeze series. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

May 19: John Fullbright

A recent Grammy-nominee, Okemah, Okla., native John Fullbright is well-known for his Americana songwriting.

“We’re real excited to have him because if his career keeps skyrocketing this may be the last time we get him,” Summer Breeze chair Mark McClellan said. “Although he might like his home state connection so you never know.”

Get a taste of his work before heading out to the show by visiting

June 2: The Gourds

This alternative country group from Austin, Texas, is bringing a little bit of twang and a whole lot of fun to Norman. The band will be playing at the same time as Luncheon on the Grass, a free arts event hosted by several Norman non-profit arts organizations.

Visit to learn more about this band that has been touring together for 17 years.

June 16: Parker Millsap

A local favorite, Parker Millsap’s set will surely highlight his sultry voice and the bluesy twist he brings to his Americana tunes. Check out the Chickasha, Okla., native’s work at

July 7: Mike Hosty Duo

No stranger to Summer Breeze shows, Mike Hosty Duo will heat up the night with their eclectic sound. Visit to learn more about the artists that call Norman home.

July 21: Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

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