The summer concerts in the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Performing Arts Series are in full swing! On Sunday, August 19, 2012, in Bryan Park from 6:30-8pm, Bloomingfoods is sponsoring the O2R Blues Band. The concert takes place near the Henderson Street shelter. Bring a picnic and blanket and enjoy the show!
The burning question, "What does O2R stand for?" is answered in this way: "Open to Regret, Ridicule, Righteousness, Riches? The part that counts is the 'Open to.'"
The band includes Zain Mackey on vocals; Lee Van Buskirk, lead guitar and vocals; Ken Grooms, bass guitar; Jim Sprague, rhythm guitar and vocals; and Michele Brentano, piano—along with an array of drummers.
Originally begun as a blues band, they’ve added soul, the Beatles, rock, and country tunes over time—"because they got adventuresome, more well-rounded, better at arrangement and instrumentation, and doggonit, just because they wanted to!"
Hope to see you in Bryan Park!