NORMAN, Okla. - Moore, Okla. native Toby Keith announced Thursday a July concert to benefit Oklahoma tornado victims and the lineup is a who's who of country legends.
Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert is Saturday, July 6 at the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman.
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"I grew up in Moore, I live in Norman and I've got lots of family and friends who were directly affected," said Keith. "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."
Among the stars slated to take the stage are Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood and Ronnie Dunn.
"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," said Brooks. "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."
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Proceeds will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. the day of the show. The concert begins at 3. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.
More information can be found at www.tobykeith.com .
All tickets are $25. There is an eight-ticket purchase limit.