The first of a pair of live music concerts scheduled over the next three weeks at the historic Owen Theater on the south side of Seymour Square arrives on Saturday.
“Stringed Union,” a bluegrass band that has played for many years in the Ozarks, statewide, and in the United States, plays for two hours on Saturday nights.
The band plays a wide variety of bluegrass, gospel bluegrass and folk tunes.
Members of Stringed Union include Sharry Lovan (bass/vocals), Alan Strickland (banjo/vocals), Javan Loadholtz (mandolin/vocals) and Gene Collins (guitar/vocals).
Three weeks later, on Saturday May 21, “The ABLeS” will perform at the Owen.
Again, the concert starts at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:15 p.m.
The ABLeS are an American country music group that blends tight harmony with contemporary instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. The group has been entertaining crowds throughout the Midwest for many years.
Band members include Lisa Childress (vocals/keyboard), Addie Jarvis (vocals/guitar), Brett Jarvis (drums/vocals), Steve Wood (guitar/steel guitar) and Bobby Brown (violin, guitar and vocals).
A wide variety of music is played by The ABLeS, including country, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, rock and gospel.
Brett Jarvis, the band’s drummer, is a Seymour native and a graduate of Seymour High School.
“We are thrilled to have both bands playing at the Owen,” said Mike Borders, who along with his wife Debbie are the venue’s booking agents. “This is the first time at the Owen for each of these groups. Each band is very experienced and very talented, and we expect both shows to draw good crowds.
Admission to each concert is $10.
Full concessions are available both nights.