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Free Wizard Rock Concert at Edmond Library

Most people accept now that the Harry Potter books initiated a new enthusiasm for reading in fans of The Boy Who Lived, but what you may not realize is that Pottermania also instigated a new kind of music.

It’s called “wizard rock,” and the premiere wizard rock band, The Remus Lupins, is coming to the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, for a concert on Thursday, July 17, from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Joining the Remus Lupins will be a few other wizard rock bands, The Whomping Willows, The Mudbloods, and local band Ginny and the Heartbreakers.

“Do you like live music?” asked Edmond librarian Teresa Matthews.  “Do you like Harry Potter? If your answers are a big YES! then you'll love Wizard Rock. Wizard Rock groups have started up all over the country, making music based on the popular Harry Potter series.”

The Remus Lupins, named for Harry’s Defense Against the Dark Arts instructor in book three of the series, came into existence when band founder Alex Carpenter looked at the titles on his bookshelf and held his guitar at the same time. Suddenly, songs about Harry and his magical world just started pouring out of him.

The Whomping Willows take their name from the tree into which Harry’s pal Ron Weasley crashes his dad’s flying car in book two.

 “Dress up,” Matthews added, “bring your wands, and remember, even Voldemort can't stop the rock!”

Wizard Rock featuring the Remus Lupins is designed for audiences aged 10 to 16.

Tickets must be picked up in person before the day of the show.  All members of the party must have a ticket to enter the show.  Reserve your spot by calling 341-9282.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.