Tickets for Toby Keith's July 6th Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert went on sale Friday and promptly sold out. It only took a little over an hour for the tickets to be scooped up. The good news is that once things have settled and production is finalized, event organizers may have additional tickets that could be released for purchase.
If you're not able to make it to the show for other reasons besides it being sold out, you may just be in luck. While the show isn't scheduled to be televised like Blake Shelton's benefit concert was, Toby's benefit show may get sold as a DVD to help raise extra money.
From Ronnie Dunn's Facebook:
I haven't heard that network television is involved but I do' know that early in the planning stage someone mentioned trying to record a DVD to sell in the effort to kick even more money back to the folks.
Toby and his team are doing a great job ! RD
Ronnie Dunn is, of course, performing at the show. Also scheduled to appears are Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis and John Anderson. More artists are being added to the line up and will be announced soon.
If you'd like to donate, Verizon has teamed up with the benefit for a text-to-donate option. Customers of any wireless carrier can donate now and in the future to the relief efforts by texting keyword REBUILD to 52000 which will give an automatic $10 donation to the United Way of Central Oklahoma's "May Tornadoes Relief Fund." This service will continue for several weeks after the event as well.
The twister relief show happens Saturday, July 6 at the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. Doors open at 1:30pm, show time is 3pm. Net proceeds (minus only credit card merchant fees and OK sales tax) will benefit The United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Donations are also being accepted online via the United Way home page at www.unitedwayokc.org. To give by credit card, call 405-523-3598, 405-523-3597, or the United Way of Central Oklahoma's main number: 405-236-8441. Checks may be mailed to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornadoes Relief.