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By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun—
WELLINGTON — The historic Wellington Ritz Theatre will host the Grammy award winning Oak Ridge Boys in two performances Saturday, Nov. 7. Due to COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, the first performance with be at 3 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m.
“We look forward to seeing you for what promises to be another great live performance at the Ritz,” said Margret Wood, Ritz board president. “We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate the COVID-19 protocols.”
The $60 tickets go on sale to sustaining members on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. At 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, tickets go on sale to the general public. Tickets may be purchased at the Ritz box office, over the phone at 806-447-0090 or visit wellingtonritztheatre.com.
An American country and gospel vocal quartet, the Oak Ridge Boys first appeared in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in southern gospel during the 1950s. In the early 1960s, their name changed to the Oak Ridge Boys.
The lineup, which produced their most well-known country and crossover hits such as “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue” and “American Made” consists of lead, Duane Allen, tenor, Joe Bonsall, baritone, William Lee Golden and bass, Richard Sterban.
The legendary group are members of the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. They have received awards from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association and the GMA Dove Awards.
Catch Tracy Byrd in concert with two performances at the Ritz, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 4.
Stay tuned for new concert dates for christian artist Jeremy Camp and blues legend Jimmie Vaughan.