The Howlin’ Harmonies of the Rooftop Dogs Return to Belle Isle Library For Free Concert


Get ready for a grab bag of musical treats when the big dogs get to howlin’.

And we mean the Rooftop Dogs Ensemble, a group of Oklahoma City-based musicians who will be bringing the sounds of classic rock, country and blues to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, on Saturday, April 21 at 2:00p.m. for a free concert.

The Rooftop Dogs have been playing together all around central Oklahoma since their formation in 2009.  The Dogs are definitely OKC’s Best in Breed.

“We had the group at Belle Isle Library last year,” said librarian Ann Meeks, “and our customers haven’t stopped asking us to bring them back.  John Taylor leads the group and he’s been hosting open mic and jam nights for over seven years so he knows how to keep an audience entertained.

“The other members of the group are Brent Salzbury, Forrest Worrell and Mandy Brixey. Mandy is the newest member, but she’s no stranger to red hot vocals that will tingle your toes.  Their special guest performer will be Roger Kimball.”

 “We will be performing some of our favorite musical selections from the ‘60s to the present,” Taylor said.  “I have no idea what they’ll be so it’ll be a surprise to us and to you, but that’s how we roll.”

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The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 13 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, 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