Start your Fourth of July holiday with a bang when country music group Ricochet performs Tuesday night in downtown Muskogee.
The Oklahoma band’s “Ricochet Unplugged” performance will kick off at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Muskogee Frisco Depot, 401 S. Third St.
The concert will benefit the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, and admission to the show is by donation, according to a media release.
Donations of any amount are welcome at the concert, whether that’s $1 or $20, OMHOF Board President Jim Blair said.
“We just want you to give what you feel like you can give,” Blair said.
Ricochet, known for its chart success in the mid-’90s with the country No. 1 “Daddy’s Money” and gold-selling self-titled debut album, will perform an acoustic set of their older hits and new music, Blair said.
Blair said the band’s lead singer, Heath Wright of Vian, offered to perform the fundraiser for the OMHOF.
“It’s great having artists from major labels come in and not only see our facility, but bring something back to Muskogee too,” he said.
Ricochet is the latest of several musicians with Oklahoma roots to perform a benefit concert for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. OMHOF has been holding benefit concerts since March. At that time, Blair said he hoped the benefit concerts would be done on a semi-regular basis.
In February, the museum announced deep cuts to its paid staff and the temporary closure of the Hall of Fame museum. In late March, the Muskogee Rotary Club Foundation awarded OMHOF a $4,500 grant. In late May, the OMHOF board approved the sale of the old Midland Valley Railroad Building property, giving the museum a much-needed cash infusion.