BirdHouse music series continues with Big Smith


As part of the BirdHouse acoustic music series hosted by the Manhattan Arts Center, the band Big Smith from Springfield, Mo., is set to perform Saturday at 8 p.m.

Big Smith, which is sponsored by Stephen and Deloris Berland, was once composed of five cousins, but recently teamed up with fiddle player Molly Healey.

According to, the band plays “raucous acoustic music that captured the spirit of their native Ozarks.” The band members play acoustic instruments only, including the bass fiddle, guitar, mandolin and washboard.

Tickets for the performance can be purchased in advance at the center’s box office — located at 1520 Poyntz Ave. — The Dusty Bookshelf and Claflin Books & Copies. The ticket prices for adults are $16, students pay $13 and military pay $14.

Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event at the center’s box office.

For more information about Big Smith, visit For more information about the BirdHouse music series or other performances presented by the Manhattan Arts Center, visit their Web site at, or call 785-537-4420.