Rose Performing Arts Series Starts October 10 | Characteristics


The Hatfield Hall Theater at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will host upbeat and vibrant harmonies on October 10, when legendary country music group The Oak Ridge Boys take the stage for a Performing Arts Series concert with performances at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The concert kicks off the 2021-22 performance series on the main stage and is Hatfield Hall Theater’s first performing arts show since the COVID-19 pandemic canceled operations in the spring of 2020 This was when the Oak Ridge Boys concert was originally scheduled.

“It’s great to present a band like the Oak Ridge Boys. We look forward to reconnecting with the audience at Hatfield Hall, ”said venue manager Dan Tryon, who also coordinates the Performing Arts Series.

The distinctive four-part harmonies of the Oak Ridge Boys – by Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban – have been featured on hit songs such as “Elvira”, “I’ll Be True to You” and ” Leaving Louisiana in the open. The group’s popularity led to an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, membership in the elite Grand Ole Opry of Nashville, as well as an induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame The group has also sold millions of studio albums and received numerous Grammy, Dove, Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards.

Throughout decades of success, the Oak Ridge Boys have embraced the changing sound of gospel and country music. Although the group has evolved, their energy on stage has never wavered.

Now the band’s Elvira40 tour is celebrating ‘Elvira’ 40th anniversary with a most entertaining stage performance. Members of the Hatfield Hall audience can dance and sing along to the music number and an assortment of other popular singles.

Tickets for the Oak Ridge Boys are $ 42 for adults and $ 37 for those under 18. Tickets can be purchased at, by calling 812-877-8544, or by visiting the Hatfield Hall box office Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If still available, tickets can also be purchased at the box office one hour before each show. Tickets previously purchased for the postponed 2020 concert will be honored. Hatfield Hall’s health and safety policies currently require people to wear masks inside the site.


The Oak Ridge Boys Concert opens the stage performances of the 2021-22 Performing Arts series which features lively and breathtaking musical performances, beautiful ballet productions and a Beatles tribute concert.

The other programs programmed in the series are:

Pink Martini with China Forbes, October 24: This 12-member “little orchestra”, with singer China Forbes, will present a multilingual mix of jazz, classical music and old-school pop.

Here Come the Mummies, November 11: Grammy-winning musicians put on a mysterious and terrifying funk show with unique characters, artful songs and mayhem-causing entertainment.

Dailey and Vincent, December 8: A “All I Want For Christmas Is… All Of You” show by Grammy winners and members of the Grand Ole Opry with their entertaining style of bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music.

The Choir of Man, January 22: A performance with folk rhythms, tap dancing, Broadway and pub tunes.

The Russian National Ballet Presents: “Cinderella”, February 10: The famous Russian National Ballet returns to perform the timeless classic of the Princess in an unforgettable experience.

Velocity Irish Dance, March 19: This sensational Irish dance group presents fast-paced, avant-garde music to get everyone on their feet.

The Texas Tenors, April 30: Another returning group are these dynamic artists and friends of music.

BritBeat, May 14: Step back in time with a progressive musical homage to the Beatles, evoking the same excitement and passion of the Fab Four in the 1960s.

More information about the show and tickets are available at The Hatfield Hall box office is open Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and, when tickets are available, one hour before each performance. For all inquiries, contact the box office at 812-877-8544. Hatfield Hall currently requires masks inside the site.

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