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Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboy Headline Final Summer Sertoma Concert

Post Date:08/04/2017 10:00 AM
  • Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboy bring intriguing mix of folk and rock to the stage for the fourth and final Summer Sertoma Series concert.
  • Show is set for August 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Concert is free and takes place at Fred G. Bond Metro Park’s Sertoma Amphitheatre.




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Cary, N.C. – On Aug. 12, Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboy bring their unique blend of folk and rock to the stage for the final performance of the Summer Sertoma Series, a free, seasonal concert series held at the Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, 801 High House Road. This is the band’s first time performing in Cary. The show starts at 7 p.m. and will be held rain or shine; in the event of rain, the concert will move to the Kiwanis Shelter also in Bond Park.

Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboy have been described as musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters and old-fashioned tent revivalists. Between heartbreaking ballads and hell-raising sing-alongs, the band entertain and get audiences involved in every show. Byrd, from Carrboro, is a preacher’s son, a Gulf War veteran and an award-winning songwriter known for outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. The Chicago Tribune named Byrd “one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years.” He has cut eight albums, the last being 2014’s well-received You Can’t Outrun the Radio. Multi-instrumentalist Johnny Waken cut his teeth on electric guitar in Pittsburgh. He’s performed with Norm Nardini, opening for the Blues Brothers Band; he’s jammed with members of Bon Jovi and the legendary Steve Cropper.

“Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboy bring a fantastic close to this year’s Sertoma Summer Series. Once again, a group of eclectic musicians will take the stage to bring the Town an energized show sure to please both young and old,” said Ryan O’Quinn, program specialist for Outdoor Arts Events. Concerts are co-sponsored by Pinecone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting traditional music, dance, and other folk performing arts.

The Town allows picnics without alcohol, leashed pets, and chairs and blankets. Parking is available at the Kiwanis Shelter and Boathouse parking lots. All Sertoma Series shows occur rain or shine; concert goers can visit for the latest programming information. For more, visit Recreation and Enjoyment at or call (919) 469-4061. And for more fun in Cary, follow the Town on Twitter @TOC_Fun and search our calendar at



Primary Contacts

Ryan O’Quinn, Program Specialist - Outdoor Arts Events, (919) 319-4560

Carrie Roman, Public Information Supervisor, (919) 481-5091

Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240



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