Byron Berline benefit show planned at 51st Street Speakeasy
Singer-songwriters from Guthrie, Norman and Oklahoma City will gather and perform a fundraiser for Byron Berline and his family Friday night at the 51st Street Speakeasy, 1114 NW 51.
As previously reported, Berline's iconic Double Stop Fiddle Shop was destroyed in a devastating fire on Feb. 23 in historic downtown Guthrie. Losses from the fire included his personal memorabilia, a collection of priceless violins and his performance venue.
Performers at the Friday night event will include Mike Hosty, Chelsey Cope, Beau Jennings, Chase Kerby, Andy Adams, Buffalo Rogers, Bread n Butter Band, Kinsey Charles, Moonlight Ford, Justin Fortney, Jeremy Hall, Gabriel Knight, Tyler Hopkins, Matt Jewett, Joel T. Mosman, Sarah Reid, Sensible Shoes and more.
The music will start at 6 p.m. Friday on both the indoor and patio stages and continue until 1 a.m. Saturday.
Admission is $5, and the event is for concertgoers 21 and older. For more information, go to twitter.com/51stspeakeasy.
Friday night's concert isn't the only benefit show planned for Berline and his family. As previously reported, the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23, will host a benefit at 7 p.m. Sunday with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Berline. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the lineup will include Jana Jae, The Bonhams, Steelwind, Red Dirt Rangers, K.C. Clifford, Alan Munde, Barry Patton, Cowboy Jim Darling, Byron Berline Band and more. For more information, go to towertheatreokc.com.
Also as previously reported, jazz and hip-hop violinist Lucine Fyelon will perform an April 13 benefit concert for Berline at the Auditorium at Douglass, 600 N High Ave., in conjunction with the Sixth Annual Oklahoma City Jazz Festival. The OKC Jazz Fest's Byron Berline Benefit Concert also will feature Oklahoma singer Olivia Kay and The Jeremy Thomas Quartet & Friends. Tickets for the concert are available online at www.okcjazzfest.com. The OKC Jazz Fest will contribute a portion of tickets sales from the benefit concert to the Byron Berline Fund established at the Interbank in Guthrie, according to a news release.
For more information or to make a donation to Berline and his family, go to www.facebook.com/doublestopsupport.