Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert Expands Lineup And Adds Sponsors

Posted by Kristina Burton on 06/20/2013
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Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert is pleased to announce that Sammy Hagar, Mel Tillis and John Anderson will join the already star-studded lineup of Keith, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood and Ronnie Dunn. In addition, Ford Trucks, Verizon, Wal-Mart, and Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives are aboard as sponsors. Sponsorship donations and underwriting of the concert will allow 100 percent of ticket proceeds 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. Doors open at 1:30pm, show time is 3pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21 at 10am via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000, or visiting Homeland store locations. All seats are $25 (all taxes and fees included), all seats reserved - eight-ticket purchase limit.
 
 
 
Net proceeds (minus only credit card merchant fees and OK sales tax) will benefit The United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Donations are also being accepted online via the United Way home page at www.unitedwayokc.org. To give by credit card, call 405-523-3598, 405-523-3597, or the United Way of Central Oklahoma's main number: 405-236-8441. Checks may be mailed to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornadoes Relief. Verizon will also provide a text-to-donate option for those who would like to further support the relief efforts.
 
 
 
"When Toby asked me to come on board, I immediately said 'Yes!'" said Sammy Hagar "He's put together a hell of a concert lineup to help raise funds for the brave and resilient people of Oklahoma. My job is going to be to help them take their minds off their problems and have some much needed, good old-fashioned fun."
 
 
 
For Keith, this event and the May storms that led to it are deeply personal. "I grew up in Moore, I live in Norman and I've got lots of family and friends who were directly affected. 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."
 
 
 
"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 says. "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."
 
 
 
Updates on the event and lineup will be posted at www.tobykeith.com.