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May 23, 2014

Local music jams into June

TAHLEQUAH — As the weather heats up, so does the local music scene. From downtown Tahlequah to the river and lakes, hometown and national acts will be performing a wide range of music beginning this holiday weekend and through June.

The Branch, 505 N. Muskogee Ave., will feature a performance by Justin Witte from Oklahoma City on Friday and Willyecho on Saturday. N8 Jones performs on Wednesday, May 28.

Saturday, May 31, brings the return of Susan Herndeon. Tahlequah native David Castro will perform Wednesday, June 4. Friday the 13th brings Tequila Kim to the stage. Saturday, June 14, will feature Chris Combs and Wink Burcham. Jeff Ruby will travel to town Wednesday, June 18.

Thomas Trapp and Friends bring progressive bluegrass Saturday, June 21. Erik the Viking performs Wednesday, June 25, and Jacob Furr will play Friday, June 27. Another Tahlequah native, Andy Adams, will return Saturday, June 28.

Weeknight shows begin at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday concerts start at 9 p.m. The majority of shows are free, but contact The Branch, 918-456-1500, for more details.

Iguana Cafée, 500A N. Muskogee Ave., hosts Pickin’ and Poetry, with guest master of ceremonies Daniel Franke, on Tuesday, June 3 at 6 p.m.

The Dream Theatre, 312 N. Muskogee Ave., will have a Premier Music Night with Devin Potts and the Promised Land Band starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5. Tahlequah groups Critical Mass and Franke Lee Band will play at 8 p.m. Friday, June 6. The Songwriters Showcase featuring Blake Turner and Friends will be held Thursday, June 19, at 7 p.m. On Friday, June 20, Travis McClearen and Signal My Way will start at 8 p.m. Visit www.dream-theatre.com or call 918-530-2205 for event updates.

The Lobby at Chapel Books, 115 E. Delaware St., hosts two evenings of dueling pianos with Roberta Wilkes and John Fite this Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15 each. Call 918-822-0578 for advance tickets or more information.

The Hole in the Wall Band with Carl Farinelli gives a concert each Friday at 7 p.m. at the Tahlequah Senior Citizens Center, 230 E. First St. This event is open to all ages.

The Elks Lodge, 18843 Murrell Road, features karaoke on both nights this weekend. For information about shows at the Elks Lodge, call 918-456-9358 or 918-708-2684.

Brewdog’s, west of Tahlequah on Highway 51 at Bryant Road, throws its Brewfest bash this Saturday with a host of local talent for an $8 cover charge. Bands and musicians scheduled to appear include Whiskey Gene and the Bootleggers, White Trash Banditos, Wanted Reputation, Garrett Heck, Austin Cobb, Flabbergaster, Jimmy Blythe, Joe’s Red Barn, Fifty Nine South and InfiniteSound Supply. This is an 18-and-older show lasting all day. For information, call 918-718-1160. This will be the last show at Brewdog’s until the fall.

Diamondhead Resort, 12081 Highway 10, has a summer full of shows lined up. This Friday, Dave Kay Band will take the stage. Critical Mass and Red Eye Gravy perform  Saturday. Red Dirt Rangers perform Saturday, June 7. Cruize Control will be there Saturday, June 14. Aaron Woods Band performs the following Saturday. Friday, June 27, features Thomas Trapp and Milkdrive. Dave Kay Band returns Saturday, June 28. The Friday, July 4, show will be Red Eye Gravy. The fireworks show will be Saturday, July 5, with musical guests Randy Crouch and Flying Horse. Most of the shows will begin after 7 p.m., but call 918-456-4545 or visit www.diamondheadresort.us for more details.

The Canebrake, 33241 E. 732 Road in Wagoner, features Cherokee County favorites and nationally known musicians on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Joe Mack and Sky Smeed will play June 4. Mark Sweeney, of Tahlequah, and friends perform June 11. Levi Parham, a former NSU student, returns to the area June 18, and June 25 will feature Chris Combs and Seth Lee Jones. Visit www.thecanebrake.com or call 918-485-1810 for directions or information.

Joe Mack, of WickedPickle Productions, books shows for the Canebrake, The Branch, and other regional venues.

“Tahlequah is fortunate and blessed that it has a community that inspires the people that live in it,” Mack said. “The community’s support of arts, be it visual, performing, or other, is crucial in maintaining our ever-growing art scene.”

More upcoming opportunities for music include: Arts on the Avenue, Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, www.artsontheave.net; and Third Thursday Art Walk and After Party, June 19, www.DowntownTahlequah.com.

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