June 11, 2020
ARCADIA – The Red Dirt Rangers, who have been carrying the banner for the Stillwater-born Red Dirt music scene since the late 1980s, will present a free concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at the Arcadia Round Barn.
The performance is the third installment in the 2020 Elm Tree Concert Series. Concerts are on the north side of the barn beneath the shade of the giant elm tree.
Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Joe Baxter, who coordinates the live music at the barn, expressed appreciation to the band for its support of the nonprofit Arcadia Historical and Preservation Society, which maintains the Route 66 icon built in 1898.
““We are especially grateful for their support this year, because like all tourist attractions, the barn lost a substantial amount of revenue during the coronavirus closure,” Baxter said. “The Red Dirt Rangers join a long list of professional musicians who have helped to keep the music going this spring at the Round Barn with Facebook live performances and outdoor concerts.”
Brad Piccolo will be on guitar and vocals; John Cooper, mandolin, guitar and vocals; Ben Han, lead guitar and vocals and Don Morris, bass.
Fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for the concert. Donations will be accepted for the maintenance of the barn, which is located six miles east of Interstate 35 on Historic Route 66.
For more information about live music at the barn, call Baxter at 405-833-1350.
Photo caption: The Red Dirt Rangers will perform on June 21 at the Arcadia Round Barn. From left are Ben Han, Brad Piccolo and John Cooper. (Photo provided by Red Dirt Rangers)