Tickets for Toby Keith‘s Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert went on sale today and sold out in a little over an hour due to overwhelming demand. Once production is finalized event organizers may have additional tickets that could be released for purchase.
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. Ford Trucks, Verizon, Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives, and Walmart are aboard as sponsors. In addition to sponsoring the relief concert, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed $1 million to Oklahoma tornado relief.Sponsorship donations and underwriting of the concert, and donated services from suppliers and vendors from all over the country, will allow the net proceeds of tickets (after tax and credit card fees) 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 went on sale and sold out on Friday, June 21st via Ticketmaster and Homeland store locations. All seats are $25 (all taxes and fees included), all seats reserved – there was an 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 Wireless is offering a text-to-donate capability before, during and after the benefit concert. Beginning today, customers of any wireless carrier may donate by texting the keyword REBUILD to 52000, which will give an automatic $10 donation to the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Verizon Wireless customers will be limited to five text donations.
“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.”
Updates on the event and lineup will be posted at www.tobykeith.com.
Twitter pitch: @tobykeithmusic #TKOKrelief