Oak Ridge Boys
Back by popular demand, the Grammy Award winning Oak Ridge Boys will be appearing at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa Thursday, Feb. 16, as part of the Renfro Spring Lectureship Series.
The 2023 Front Porch Singin’ Tour marks the 50th Anniversary of The Oak Ridge Boys.
The event is sponsored by the Renfro Endowed Lectureship Program and Northern Oklahoma College. The dinner will be held at the Renfro Center at 6 p.m. while the concert will be held in the Kinzer Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased on a first come, first served basis for the event beginning Thursday, Jan. 19 at 9 a.m.
A reserved table with seating for eight may be purchased for $400, which includes dinner in the Renfro Center and concert in the Kinzer Performing Arts Center with preferred lower section seating.
Individual tickets for the concert may be purchased at a cost of $20 each. The tickets are non-refundable.
Tickets may be purchased by credit card by calling 580-628-6214 or in person at the NOC Development Office, Vineyard Library-Administration Building, NOC Tonkawa.
The Oak Ridge Boys have received 15 CMA Awards nominations and won two: Vocal Group of the Year in 1978 and Single of the Year in 1981 for “Elvira” (the group’s backing band won CMA Instrumental Group of the Year in 1978 and 1986). The Oaks were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
The Oak Ridge Boys previously appeared at NOC in spring 2019.
Former Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education Carl Renfro and the late Carolyn Renfro established the Carl and Carolyn Renfro Endowed Lectureship Program with a gift in 2006 to provide support for cultivating and enhancing the cultural and community enrichment offerings to northern Oklahoma on the Tonkawa campus and in the Ponca City area.