Singer-songwriter Ann-Janette Webster and her trio, The Evolution, will have a musical reunion as they perform live on the lawn of Frank Phillips Home to kick off the “Music on the Grounds” series ” Tuesday.
The free concert will start at 6.30 p.m. at the historic house. The show is sponsored by Truity Credit Union.
Bob Fraser, director of the Frank Phillips Foundation, says it’s important to bring the community home for music and fun.
“One of our objectives is to be able to better integrate the house into the community and especially into the city center. By hosting ‘Music on the Grounds’ again this year, the community can join us for a relaxing evening of music and friends, just like it did over 100 years ago, ”said Fraser.
He has said the show’s concerts will feature different types of music, and he looks forward to welcoming Webster’s band as the season opener.
“Ann-Janette’s music is perfect for such an evening. His voice adds excitement and fun to the pitch, and we are delighted to see his band again, ”said Fraser. “The Ann-Janette trio brings a style of music that our guests enjoy over and over again… and I have no doubts it will be a wonderful evening.
Webster (keyboard / vocals) will be joined by Donn McCallister (percussion) and Mike Hough (double bass). The trio perform a characteristic mix of jazz standards, favorite pop songs from different eras and their own original songs on the piano.
Webster says after a long hiatus the band are really excited to be playing live music for people again.
“We can’t wait to perform live music in front of real people again this Tuesday, and being able to do so on the beautiful grounds of Frank Phillips Mansion makes it even more special,” said Webster. “During the calm months caused by COVID-19, I had more time than usual to work on music and write new songs. I can’t wait to play some new music, dust off some of my old favorites and create a great vibe for a chill out night downtown where people can reconnect.
Spectators are encouraged to bring a picnic, games, and lawn chairs for free family events. On-site food trucks will include the Southern Snow mobile restaurant and DJ’s Prairie Fire Grille & Catering. A new parking lot is located on 11th Street and Osage Avenue, behind the garage.
More concerts in the “Music on the Grounds” series are scheduled for later this summer. On July 13, the group Next to North will perform contemporary and popular Christian secular music. On August 10, the public will be treated to free ice cream from the Jane Phillips Society, and old-fashioned music from the Barber Shop will be provided by the Tulsa Tones Quartet, Tulsa Metro Sound Quartet and Bartlesville Blend.
For more information on Tuesday night’s opening concert or the rest of the summer series, visit frankphillipshome.org. For more information on Ann-Janette Webster’s music, visit Ann-Janette.com.