Music@BCM is on Fire with Burning Caravan
Gypsy Jazz Band Headlines June 24 at Behringer-Crawford
Burning Caravan, a four- piece, Cincinnati-based ensemble, will light up the Music@BCM stage in Devou Park on Thursday, June 24, with their version of hot gypsy jazz and swing.
Formed by guitarist Paul Gibby in 2008 as a weekly gypsy jazz jam session at Dilly Deli in Mariemont, the band has been performing regularly on the local jazz scene ever since. In September 2016, "The Burning Caravan at Japp's" was named #6 on Cincy Magazine's "Best of the City" list.
Current members are: Chris Miller, trumpet, vocals and percussion; Mike Barrett, guitar and vocals; Bart Johnson, bass and vocals; and Brian Lovely, lead guitar. Performing songs of Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Dan Hicks, Pokey LeFarge and others, Burning Caravan has been described as "a wonderful mix of polished musicians that play for the fun and passion of fine entertainment."
The family-friendly performance takes place in BCM's outdoor amphitheater at 1600 Montague Road-Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children ages 3-12. Performances run from 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. with adult beverages and food available for purchase. Parking is free.
In the event of rain, the music moves inside the museum and attendance may be limited. The museum will follow all local and state mandates for the safety of patrons.
The 2021 Music@BCM series continues with:
- July 1: Ben Levin & The Heaters
- July 8: Cheryl Renée
- July 15: Bam Powell & The Troublemakers
- July 22: Magnolia Vale
- July 29: Mike Wade
- August 5: Hot Magnolias
- August 12: Son Del Caribe
- August 19: The Company
Music@BCM 2021 is sponsored by Ruth Faragher and Family, Ersatz & Moot Point Railway Co. and the Alumni of WNOP Jazz Radio, Hummel Hatfield Insurance, KW Mechanical, George & Margaret McLane Foundation and Ashley Development.