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Oak Ridge Boys ‘Celebrate Christmas’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 18

Oak Ridge Boys ‘Celebrate Christmas’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 18
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From a press release:

The F.M. Kirby Center announced today that The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Celebration Tour will visit Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $32.50, $45.50, and $78, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m.

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 No. 1 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. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been.

Lead singer Duane Allen, bass singer Richard Sterban, along with tenor Joe Bonsall and baritone William Lee Golden, comprise one of country’s truly legendary acts. Their string of hits includes the country pop chart-topper “Elvira,” as well as “Bobbie Sue,” “Dream On,” “Thank God for Kids,” “American Made,” “I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes,” “Fancy Free,” “Gonna Take a Lot of River,” and many others.

In 2009, they covered a White Stripes song, receiving accolades from rock reviewers. In 2011, they rerecorded a 30th anniversary version of “Elvira” for a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store project.

The group has scored 12 gold, three platinum, and one double platinum album – plus one double platinum single – and had more than a dozen national No. 1 singles and over 30 Top 10 hits. Following the release of several Christmas albums over the years, their latest holiday record, “Celebrate Christmas,” came out in 2016.