THE OAK RIDGE BOYS Comes to the Majestic Theater
The Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater is excited to announce The Oak Ridge Boys 2019 tour will stop in Gettysburg on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:30.m. With one of the most distinctive sounds in the music industry, The Oak Ridge Boys bring 50 years of tradition to bear on a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.
"Every year I try to book an iconic name in American roots music. Now The Oak Ridge Boys will grace the Majestic's stage where also, Roy Clark, Arlo Guthrie, Jr., The Blind Boys of Alabama and Preservation Hall Jazz Band have played before them," observed Jeffrey Gabel, the Majestic's Founding Executive Director.
The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits and a number one pop smash that earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA and ACM awards. The Oak Ridge Boys represent a tradition that extends back to 1943. The original group, based in Knoxville, Tenn., began performing country and gospel music in nearby Oak Ridge. They called themselves the Oak Ridge Quartet, and they began regular appearances at the Grand Ole Opry. By the 1970s their sound had evolved to gospel with a pop edge.
Their string of hits includes the chart-topper "Elvira," as well as "Bobbie Sue," "Dream On," "Thank God For Kids," "American Made," and many others. They've scored ten gold, three platinum, one double platinum album and one double platinum single. Additionally, they've had more than a dozen number one singles.
The Oak Ridge Boys have performed with Paul Simon, George Jones, Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers, Billy Ray Cyrus and others. They have appeared before three presidents and produced one of the first country music videos in 1977. The Oak Ridge Boys are Duane Allen singing lead, Richard Sterban singing bass, Joe Bonsall singing tenor and William Lee Golden singing baritone. Together they comprise one of country's truly legendary acts.
Tickets, starting at $55, can be purchased by Majestic members on Wednesday, November 28 by calling (717) -337-8200, or stopping by the Box Office, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning Friday, November 30 by calling (717) -337-8200, or at the Box Office, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg. The Box Office is open Monday through Saturday, 12 - 7 p.m. and Sunday, 1- 5 p.m. Free parking and roundtrip shuttle service for each performance is available from Gettysburg College's Constitution Parking Lot. Shuttle starts one hour before each performance and is ADA accessible. Metered parking is available at the Gettysburg Borough Parking Garage in Race Horse Alley as well as along Carlisle Street.
The Majestic Theater at the Jennifer and David LeVan Performing Arts Center is owned and operated by Gettysburg College as a cultural treasure for its campus and the community.