Keep Aubrey Beautiful’s Music in the Park concert series will kick off on Saturday, May 21 with performances by Gary P. Nunn and Gander Slu.
The event will be held at Aubrey’s Downtown Festival Grounds, starting with Gander Slu at 6:45 and Gary P. Nunn at 7:30 pm.
Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Parking will be available around the park and in the downtown area.
This year’s concert series is the seventh sponsored by Keep Aubrey Beautiful. Concerts are also planned for the third Saturday in June and July.
Gary P. Nunn has been TAKING TEXAS TO THE COUNTRY and Texas country to the world for some 40 years now, establishing himself as an icon of Lone Star music. A founding father of the progressive country movement out of Austin in the 1970s that changed the face of popular music, Nunn is also an independent music pioneer who continues to oversee his own record label and song publishing companies, manage his own career (with the help of his wife Ruth), and play most every weekend at top music venues throughout Texas and beyond.
Nunn’s composition “London Homesick Blues” — with its internationally known “I wanna go home with the Armadillo” chorus — is a signature Texas country song that was the theme for the PBS concert TV show “Austin City Limits” for nearly three decades. It’s no wonder that All Music Guide hails him as “a Texas music institution.”
North Texas’ Gander Slu has been described as a band with classic country, Americana, rock and indi influences. At the heart of the Gander Slu sound is vocalist Jordan Barta. Since releasing their self titled EP in January 2016 on iTunes and Amazon, Gander Slu is quickly becoming a fixture on the music scene in North Texas.
Gander Slu is best described as acoustic driven singer/songwriter songs with a full supporting band. Co-writing with Jordan is Eric Stark (Love & Mary and Wildwood Brotherhood) on guitars and backing vocals. Stefan Wright (Four Strap Fiasco) on acoustic guitar is the foundation on which the songs are built. Ladd Temple (Talon & Wildwood Brotherhood) on bass guitar and Sammy Lawson (Springtown) on drums provide the pocket that allows Jordan’s vocals to soar.
More information about Music in the Park is available by calling (940) 343-1313 or emailing [email protected]