Our Next Show is August 26th and it’s FREE!

Meriden native Gary Burr returns to his hometown to light up the Olde Church Summer Spin-Off Series at Hubbard Park on Aug 26.   Gary’s accomplishments in music are numerous, most notably his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. Gary has been recognized with over 20 ASCAP awards, including Country Songwriter of the year in 1995. He received Nashville Songwriter Association’s Songwriter of the Year in 1992 and 1994. 

Gary has written songs for artists Tanya Tucker, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Randy Travis, Patty Loveless, Michael Bolton, Kelly Clarkson among many others.  As a touring musician Gary has backed Carole King and Ringo Starr and provided songs for their albums.

In 1982, Gary stepped in to replace Vince Gill as the lead singer of Pure Prairie League while at the same time penning perhaps his biggest hit “Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me” for Juice Newton.  Today Gary has several projects including the Blue Sky Riders with Kenny Loggins and Georgia Middleman, and Laurel Canyon with Mark Mirando and Mark Hudson. 

We expect a big crowd will give Gary a warm welcome home!

OCAS Summer Spinoff Series Calendar

All shows held at the Hubbard Park Bandshell

  • June 10th – Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, with special guest Stefanie Clark-Harris
  • July 8thCANCELLED Cobalt Rhythm Kings, Big Fat Combo
  • August 26th – Gary Burr with Mark Mirando
  • Sept 16th – TBA

Let the summer begin!

OCAS is moving outside with electric shows June 10th, July 8th and August 26th at the Hubbard Park Bandshell. The shows are free, but donations to support the musicians are always appreciated!