Three days of live music are on tap during the July 4 weekend at the Arcadia Round Barn. All concerts will be held outdoors beneath the shade of the giant elm tree on the north side of the barn. Guests should bring lawn chairs or blankets, and masks and social distancing are encouraged. All concerts are free but donations are accepted.
Friday – July 3 – Martin and Pearson will present Morning Music
Saturday, July 4 – Joe Baxter and Mike Carter will be performing.
Sunday, July 5 – Edgar Cruz will be presenting an Elm Tree Concert.
Dave Martin and Don Pearson, of Oklahoma City, will bring rock, folk and pop music from the 1960s and 1970s during a 10:30 a.m. to noon concert. Both performed in rock bands of that era while in high school and college.
Pearson said he and Martin are retired human resource managers, and Pearson taught guitar. He said they often play for free at senior living facilities and consider their music a ministry.
Baxter, the Oklahoma City singer-songwriter who coordinates the live music at the Round Barn, will perform from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 4, and singer-songwriter Mike Carter will play from 1 to 3 p.m.
Cruz, an acoustic guitarist from Oklahoma City, has played throughout America, Europe and South America. He has been a headliner at the Chet Atkins Guitar Festival in Nashville every year since 1995. He delights audiences with classical, 1960’s and 1970’s, original and Latin/Spanish favorites and a large selection of Beatles tunes. He will play from 1 to 3 p.m. on July 5.
The nonprofit Arcadia Round Barn is six miles east of Interstate 35 on Historical Route 66. The museum is currently open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.