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Downtown Library Noon Tunes Series Returns in July and August

Downtown Library customers just can’t get enough live music to go with their lunches.

The Downtown Library’s popular “Noon Tunes” series of free live concerts continues in July and August with something for every musical taste from banjo to drums and flutes, from show tunes to R&B.

“People have discovered that brown bag lunches, or a sandwich from the library’s First Edition Café, go really well with some live music,” said Downtown Manager of Library Operations Julie Ballou.  “Every Thursday you can sit in our Atrium for the concert and see people outside the building stop, point at the musician inside, then come in to listen for a refresher before heading back to work.”

The music is free and everyone is invited to bring along a friend.  The music plays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and the July-August schedule is:

July 2 – Rees Evans, Banjo and Guitar

July 9 – Erica Thomas and Jerome Braggs-vocals / musical theater

July 16 – Second Wind, Guitar and Vocal Group

July 23 – Les Taylor, jazz vocals, bass, and guitar

July 30 – Smilin’ Vic, soul/ R&B

August 6 – Marcy Priest and Bryan Jackson, guitar/vocal

August 13 –  Adam Ledbetter – piano jazz

August 20 - Unity / Albert Grey Eagle drums and flute

August 27 – Classen Guitars

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.