Oak Ridge Boys make pit stop in Percival

PERCIVAL – The Oak Ridge Boys, known for smash hits such as “Elvira,” were seen making a pit stop at Sapp Brother’s Travel Center in Percival Thursday morning.

The country and gospel quartet play at Pinnacle Bank Arena tonight (Thursday). They were originally scheduled to play at Lincoln’s Pinewood Bowl, but weather forced the move to the indoor arena in the Haymarket.

Founded after World War II as a gospel quartet, the band took on many members until solidifying in the ’70s with Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee and Richard Sterben, whose bass voice delivers the famed “oom pa-pa mow mow” lines in “Elvira.”

The Oak Ridge Boys went on to score 17 No. 1 country songs, including “Leaving Louisiana in Broad Daylight,” “Trying To Love Two Women,” “American Made” and “No Matter How High.”

A cappella group Home Free will open the show.

The Oak Ridge BoysWorld-Herald News Service contributed to this report.

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