ARCADIA – Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Janice Francis-Smith will present a virtual concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, as a benefit for the Arcadia Round Barn.
Blending folk, jazz-pop and country, Francis-Smith tackles real life with warmth, humor and honesty. She has played venues from the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Kansas to the Bluebird Café in Nashville to the Bitter End in New York City, shared her poems at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival and collected songwriting awards along the way.
The concert can be found on the Arcadia Round Barn Facebook page and is part of the Virtual Barn series of livestreamed concerts, which continues every Thursday night through April 22. Live music is scheduled to resume in May at the barn, located six miles east of Interstate 35 on historic Route 66.
In conjunction with the virtual concerts, an interview series with the musicians entitled “Behind the Barn,” hosted by Haley Jane Pierce, can be found on the Instagram page, @thearcadiaroundbarn.
Donations for the upkeep of the barn, which is owned and managed by the nonprofit Arcadia Historical and Preservation Society, can be made on the Arcadia Round Barn website and during all concerts. For more information about music at the barn, call Joe Baxter at 405-833-1350.