Oak Ridge Boys continue annual rite

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – An annual rite of the Christmas season, a tour by The Oak Ridge Boys, will continue this year.

The group will hit two dozen cities Nov. 1-Dec. 22.

Oaks' lead singer, Duane Allen, said, "Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love the positive things about the season...the joy, happiness, giving, sharing, time with family, and gifts. The beautiful lights and decorations. Christmas music. Special food. And most of all the true meaning, which, of course, is celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."

"Every year I look forward to taking our Christmas tour all over the USA," Allen said. "I hope everyone will come out this year and celebrate Christmas with The Oak Ridge Boys."

Tour dates are:
Nov. 15-17 Branson, MO The Mansion Theatre
Nov. 18, Biloxi, LA Golden Nugget Biloxi
Nov. 19, Lake Charles, LA Golden Nugget
Nov. 20, Paris, TX Love Civic Center
Nov. 25, Joplin, MO Joplin Memorial Hall
Nov. 26, Sioux Falls, SD Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
Nov. 27, Grand Forks, ND Chester Fritz Auditorium
Nov. 28, Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
Nov. 30, Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Theatre
Dec. 1, Portsmouth, OH Vern Riffe Center For the Arts
Dec. 3, Wisconsin Dells, WI Crystal Grand Music Theatre
Dec. 4, Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Dec. 6, Lima, OH Crouse Performance Hall
Dec. 8, Meridian, MS Riley Center for the Performing Arts
Dec. 9, The Villages, FL Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center
Dec. 10, Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Dec. 13, Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
Dec. 14, Roanoke Rapids, NC The Roanoke Rapids Theater
Dec. 15, Hagerstown, MD Maryland Theater
Dec. 16, Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
Dec. 17, Akron, OH Akron Civic Center
Dec. 18, Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre
Dec. 19, Green Bay, WI Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
Dec. 20, Mason City, IA North Iowa Community Auditorium
Dec. 21, Grand Island, NE Heartland Events Center
Dec. 22, Burlington, IA PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center

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