WEATHERFORD — The Red Dirt Rangers are coming to Weatherford for a special, one night-only event at 7 p.m. March 29 at the Weatherford High School Performing Arts Center, 1500 N Washington.
The band, which has been carrying the banner for the unique sounds of Oklahoma red dirt music, is performing the concert to benefit the Western Oklahoma Historical Center Inc., a nonprofit organization of local volunteers dedicated to preserving the past for future generations. The center is known for its hands-on approach to history, hosting many sunset cemetary tours as well as sharing local military, educational, and cultural exhibits throughout the year. The center also maintains the historic Blair Log Cabin in downtown Weatherford and the Cedar Schoolhouse and Research Center in Heritage Park across from Weatherford City Hall.
The New York Times has written that the Rangers “give Bob Dylan a Bob Wills touch,” and The Oklahoman music critic Brandy McDonnell picked the Payne County band’s latest album, “Lone Chimney,” as her top Oklahoma album for 2013.
General admission for all ages is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets may be purchased in Weatherford at Miss Trudy’s, the Weatherford Daily News, and the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce, For a fee of $2.25 per ticket, they also can be purchased at CQprotixonline.com or by phone at CQ(866) 977-6849. Tickets may also be ordered by sending a check to WOHC, P.O. Box 1672, Weatherford, OK 73096.