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2024 Songs & Stripes Big Band Show

July 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Edmond History Museum presents the LibertyFest event Songs & Stripes: Big Band Show on Monday, July 3, 2024, at 5:00-6:15 pm and 7:30-8:15 pm. During the show, attendees will be transported back to the World War II era when well-known entertainers cheered up American troops through comedy skits, beloved music and patriotism.

Big band music is performed by Talk of the Town Orchestra. Barrett Huddleston and Tim Herbel will entertain in the style of a Bob Hope USO tour from the 1940s, while acknowledging modern military heroes from Edmond. Special guest singers are Lindsie Vanwinkle-Guthrie and Lynn Herbel.   

Songs & Stripes, an official LibertyFest event, is sponsored by Bank7 and Found Love Bridal Consignment. The show is part of the museum’s 1940s Radio Theater, a national award-winning series hosted by the Edmond History Museum and directed by Barrett Huddleston. The show features live musicians and actors reading Old Time Radio-style scripts, with the addition of original Edmond-specific material.

Tickets to Songs & Stripes are $20 each, children under 12 are $5. Forty tickets are reserved FREE for Active Military or Veterans, but RSVP is required to obtain free tickets. Tickets will increase to $25 on July 3rd. Purchase tickets at EdmondHistory.org or donate to support a Veteran’s ticket. The show will be performed live at the Edmond History Museum, 431 S. Boulevard in Edmond.

Artist Bios:

Talk of the Town Orchestra formed in 1988 to keep the Golden Era of Big Band Music alive in the Oklahoma City metro. The band, along with lead singer, Miranda Crawford, perform family-friendly music for large community events, dance clubs, and weddings. 

Lindsey VanWinkle-Guthrie is the owner and operator of Found Love Bridal Consignment in OKC. She spent 15 years in NYC, performing in multiple Off-Broadway shows, a national tour and many regional musical theater productions. Most recently she stared as DeeDee Allen in Lyric Theatre’s production of “The Prom.” 

Barrett Huddleston has directed and produced over 50 professional and academic productions. He is the owner of an educational enrichment firm, Finer Arts of Oklahoma and is an adjunct teacher at several local colleges. Barrett has directed the museum’s 1940s Radio Theater since 2018.

Tim Herbel is a pastor, worship leader, teacher and the founder of the non-profit, Not Your Average Joe coffee shop, employing differently-abled individuals. He is also a NCAA sports arena announcer in the Oklahoma City area. He loves to sing, read, and solve problems.

Lynn Herbel is the Director of Choirs at Moore High School and the Associate Conductor of Oklahoma Youth Sing. She has performed with Windsong Chamber Choir and various bands around the metro. When she isn’t singing, Lynn really enjoys an amazing cup of Joe! 



July 3
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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