Tickets for Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert went on sale Friday and sold out in a little over an hour.
In addition to Toby Keith, performers will include Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis and John Anderson. More artists are being added to the line up and will be announced on a future date. The money raised will go to benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund to aid recovery efforts.
The twister relief show happens Saturday, July 6 at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla.
For those not able to attend the benefit, Verizon Wireless announced recently that it will be offering a text-to-donate capability before, during and after the benefit concert. Customers of any wireless carrier may donate by texting the keyword REBUILD to 52000, which will give an automatic donation to the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Verizon Wireless customers will be limited to five text donations.
The concert isn’t scheduled to be televised but according to Ronnie Dunn’s Facebook, there’s word that a DVD of the concert may be available for purchase after the show.
- Greg Thunder, 100.3 The Bull Houston