Grammy Award-winning music legends the Oak Ridge Boys will bring their 27th annual Christmas Celebration Tour to Roanoke Rapids Theater on Dec. 14th.
The almost two-hour holiday show will include fan-favorite hits and Christmas tunes new and old, holiday sets, falling snow and even a visit from Santa Claus himself.
“There is nothing quite like an Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show. This tour has become an Oak Ridge Boys tradition and is a tremendous experience for the entire family,” said Joe Bonsall, who sings tenor with the group. “With a revamped stage and a fresh approach, this year’s show will be a dynamic mix of music representing every aspect of Christmas from presents and snow, to romance and Santa Claus, on to the real meaning of the season celebrating the birth of Jesus.”
The 2016 Christmas Celebration Tour will take the Oak Ridge Boys to more than two dozen cities from the East to West Coast, mid-November through Dec. 23.
A mixture of traditional and contemporary songs — including religious, romantic and fun holiday tunes — will make up the set list, which includes songs from the Oaks’ six best-selling Christmas CDs.
“Folks can expect to hear old favorites like ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Jingle Bells’ mixed with some very poignant newer songs like ‘Getting Ready for a Baby’ and ‘Mary Did You Know,’” Bonsall said. “A highlight of the evening is the much-loved ‘rocking chair’ segment where each boy rocks by the fireplace and shares personal thoughts about Christmas. So we hope you’ll come out and see us.”
Tour dates and locations:
Nov 25, 2016 Joplin, MO, Joplin Memorial Hall
Nov 26, 2016 Sioux Falls, SD, Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
Nov 27, 2016 Grand Forks, ND, Chester Fritz Auditorium
Nov 28, 2016 Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
Nov 30, 2016 Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee Theatre
Dec 1, 2016 Portsmouth , OH, Vern Riffe Center For the Arts
Dec 3, 2016 Wisconsin Dells, WI, Crystal Grand Music Theatre
Dec 4, 2016 Mount Pleasant, MI, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Dec 6, 2016, Lima, OH, Crouse Performance Hall
Dec 8, 2016 Meridian, MS, Riley Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 9, 2016 The Villages, FL, Sharon L Morse Center for the Arts
Dec 10, 2016Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Dec 13, 2016 Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre
Dec 14, 2016 Roanoke Rapids, NC, The Roanoke Rapids Theater
Dec 15, 2016 Hagerstown, MD, Maryland Theater
Dec 16, 2016 Wabash, IN, Honeywell Center
Dec 17, 2016 Akron, OH, Akron Civic Center
Dec 18, 2016 Merrillville, IN, Star Plaza Theatre
Dec 19, 2016 Green Bay, WI, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 20, 2016 Mason City, IA, North Iowa Community Auditorium
Dec 21, 2016 Grand Island , NE, Heartland Events Center
Dec 22, 2016 Burlington, IA, PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center