MUSKOGEE, Okla., October 10, 2011 ¾ Tickets are on sale now for the Nov. 10, Class of 2011 Induction Ceremony and Concert for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

The concert will feature Tony & Emmy award-winning actress, recording artist and inductee Kristin Chenoweth, of Broken Arrow, and legendary Ventures guitarist and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Nole “Nokie” Edwards, also a member of the class, and native of Lahoma.

Special live tributes by the Wayman Tisdale Band and Guests will honor the late Wayman Tisdale, inductee, renowned jazz bassist and basketball legend who died in 2009 after a battle with cancer in his hometown of Tulsa.

John Trudell and the Russell Saunkeah Band will perform in honor of inductee the late Jesse Ed Davis, of Norman, a solo recording artist, guitarist and keyboard player who worked with some of the most famous names in the music world. Davis died in 1988.

Inductee, Rising Star winner and Grammy nominee Cheevers Toppah, of Weatherford, will also perform. The concert will be at 7:00 p.m. at the Muskogee Civic Center, 425 S. Boston Ave. Tickets are $50, $35, $25 and $10. A limited number of VIP Tickets are available for $175. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 918-687-0800.

Other 2011 inductees include the late Robert “Bob” Bogle, guitarist and  founding member of the Ventures, who died in 2009, the late Ralph Blane, composer, lyricist and performer who wrote the holiday classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and
“The Trolley Song”  from the musical “Meet Me in St. Louis” and Daily Oklahoman entertainment writer Gene Triplett.

Oklahomans have always had a rich and profound impact on the world’s music culture.  In 1995, recognizing the need to educate the public about the influence Oklahomans have in the music industry, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Museum was established to preserve, honor, and promote all genres of Oklahoma music. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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