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The Oak Ridge Boys at the Lorain Palace
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 7:30 PMLorain Palace Theatre
617 Broadway Ave
Lorain OH 44052
Phone: (440) 245-2323
Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles – and 50 years of tradition – to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.
Together since 1973, lead singer Duane Allen, tenor Joe Bonsall, baritone William Lee Golden and bass singer extraordinaire Richard Sterban take the stage and it instantly becomes evident why the Oak Ridge Boys are one of the most legendary acts in country music. Hits include the Country-Pop chart-topper “Elvira”, as well as “Sail Away“, “Dream On“, “Heart of Mine“, “So Fine”, “American Made”, “Fancy Free” and many others. The group has scored more than a dozen national Number One singles and over 30 Top Ten hits. On a recent TV appearance, the Oak Ridge Boys were presented an official RIAA commemorative plaque certifying more than 41 million albums sold. And the hits are still coming…
In March, the Oaks announced that they will be recording two new albums – a Christmas album due in late 2019 and another slated for 2020. The group regularly performs more than 150 shows in the U.S. and Canada each year. January 2019 saw the kickoff of their Shine the Light tour which will now stop in Lorain on August 17th.
Presented by Praia Entertainment group (creators of “Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!” and “Stars of the Sixties”)