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After another year of uncertainty, the Fort Reno summer concert series is officially happening this year, and the schedule has finally arrived. The decades-long annual summer concert series kicks off this Thursday with Title Tracks, Bad Moves, and Strange Avenger, and continues every Monday and Thursday until August 4.
In early May, the legendary Government Issue frontman John Stabb died—a big loss for the local music community. This year’s series will be dedicated to Stabb Fort Reno organizer Amanda MacKaye writes on its website: “This summer we mourn the passing and celebrate the life and work of John Stabb. Mina, John’s wife has generously asked that people wishing to continue to honor him make their donations in his memory to Fort Reno.” The July 11 show with Dot Dash, The Delarcos, and Nine to Five will be a birthday remembrance for Stabb, who would’ve turned 55, with a “Night of 1,000 Cakes” celebration.
Full schedule for this year’s series is below:
THURSDAY, JULY 7
Strange AvengerBad MovesTitle Tracks
MONDAY, JULY 11
NIGHT OF 1000 CAKES / HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN STABBDot DashThe DelarcosNine to Five
THURSDAY, JULY 14
The Luau CindersPsychic SubcreaturesThe Rememberables
MONDAY, JULY 18makeup girlMirror MotivesBrushes
THURSDAY, JULY 21
Mirror FactoryBleary EyedJail Solidarity
MONDAY, JULY 25Cinema HeartsAmerican TelevisionThe Mauls
THURSDAY, JULY 28Light BeamsScannersTBD
MONDAY, AUGUST 1Chimp SuitSplit SecondsSun Machines
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4Washington Bach ConsortDon ZientaraOlivia & the Mates