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Oak Ridge Boys excited about Jefferson City concert

by Gemma Asel | September 14, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
The Oak Ridge Boys will be performing in Jefferson City on September 22 at the Capital Region MU Health Care Amphitheater. Submitted photo

The Oak Ridge Boys will be making a stop in Jefferson City as part of their "Front Porch Singin'" tour.

"Let me speak for all of the Oak Ridge Boys and tell you that we're excited about coming to Jefferson City, we're excited about coming your way," bass singer Richard Sterban said.

The band's producer, Dave Cobb, said he wanted to capture the feeling of a casual gathering of the four men harmonizing on a porch.

"Dave Cobb is a master at capturing feelings like that and he was able to do that with the Oak Ridge Boys," Sterban said.

They will perform Sept. 22 at the Capital Region MU Health Care Amphitheater. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Get ready to hear your favorite songs. Sterban said you're sure to hear his signature "giddy-up oom papa oom papa mau mau" in "Elvira" during his visit to the Capital City.

The Oak Ridge Boys have a long history, as the original group, the Georgia Clodhoppers, traces back to World War II. The Georgia Clodhoppers would regularly perform in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to entertain the people working on the development of the atomic bomb who were not allowed to leave for security reasons.

The Oak Ridge Boys' gospel, country and patriotic music features some of their most recognizable hits such as "Elvira," "Dream On" and "Bobbie Sue."

The four-part harmony group is made up of Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban.

"The most important thing is all of this music is very inspirational in nature. It's very healing in nature," Sterban said.

Tickets are available on and prices start at $36.

"We want to encourage as many people as possible to come on out and spend some time with the Oak Ridge Boys, let's celebrate together because we're going to have a good time," Sterban said.

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