Oak Ridge Boys to Play Peg Egan PAC After Hall of Fame Induction
When the Oak Ridge Boys appear at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) Aug. 9, they’ll bring with them four decades of charted singles, 50 years of tradition, and a continuous enthusiasm for performing.
The Oak Ridge Boys will be in Egg Harbor shortly after being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as the 2015 Modern Era Inductee.
According to bass singer Richard Sterban, The Oak Ridge Boys show at the Peg Egan PAC is a family friendly event that people of all generations will easily relate to. The Oak Ridge Boys plan on playing their top hits, including the well-known pop single, “Elvira.”
“It’s going to be a good night of good country music, done Oak Ridge Boys style,” Sterban said.
The Oak Ridge Boys’ music is one of the most recognizable sounds in the music industry due to their unforgettable four-part harmonies and inspirational lyrics. Their music is rooted in gospel and country, but the band has expanded into pop and rock over the years to suit the demands of the ever-changing music business.
The original Oaks began during World War II, when a group began performing gospel music in Oak Ridge, where the atomic bomb was being developed. At the time, the band was called the Oak Ridge Quartet. The current Oak Ridge Boys came together in 1973 and includes lead singer Duane Allen, tenor Joe Bonsall, baritone William Lee Golden, and bass singer Richard Sterban.
The Aug. 9 concert is free and begins at 7 pm at the Egg Harbor amphitheater located at 7840 Church Street. For more information visit oakridgeboys.com.