Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Dunn and Willie Nelson are all coming together 4th of July weekend to raise money for the tornado victims of Moore, Oklahoma. Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert will be held Saturday, July 6th at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman.
The star-studded event, still being organized, will benefit The United Way Of Central Oklahoma May Tornado Relief Fund. This will be the second benefit concert for the cause. On May 29th, NBC aired a concert organized by Blake Shelton that featured Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts and more. That concert has raised more than $6.5.
“I grew up in Moore, I live in Norman and I’ve got lots of family and friends who were directly affected,” Keith states of the benefit concert. ” I know these folks and they’re resilient, but we’re going to keep helping them any way we can. I’m proud to get together with some others from around here who are just as committed as I am to supporting these communities.”
“I’m proud to get together with some others from around here who are just as committed as I am to supporting these communities.”
“Once we got the news that the tornado had hit Toby’s hometown, Miss Yearwood and I told Toby we were at his service for whatever he chose to do,” Brooks states. “I am amazed at the human spirit the tornado victims have shown. I am humbled by the giving of the volunteers. It is an honor to get to be a part of this healing process.”
Doors open at 1:30 pm with the show time at 3 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21st at 10 am with all seats $25. All seats are all inclusive and reserved. There is an eight-ticket purchase limit.
Brooks is pulling double duty that day as he is set to perform his final solo acoustic show at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas Hotel & Casino at 8 pm that night. No word on if this performance will be affected or not, but it’s a safe bet to assume it will go on as scheduled.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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