“Okiepella Salutes America!” will be presented this Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Oasis Community Church, 800 W. Peak Boulevard. There is no admission price, but donations given will benefit The Barracks, a facility for homeless and transient veterans who will receive instructions on how to improve their lives, obtain veteran benefits and increase their employment skills.
Okiepella is an a cappella singing group from the Muskogee area, featuring the vocal talents of Peggy Harris, Stephanie Payne, Laurie Havron, Lisa Riley, Meaghan McCawley, Erin McCawley, Marsha Reynolds, Bert Luton, Loryn Tolbert, Jeremy Jones, Mike Dunn, Eddie Yadon, Ken Herringshaw, Steve Thomson, Tim Matthews, John David Luton and Doug Dubry. The group has been in existence for more than three years, and has performed benefit concerts for several Muskogee charities and organizations.
“Okiepella Salutes America!” is a celebration of our nation’s patriotic and folk music, woven together with narration presented by Muskogee dignitaries. The two-act concert will have a 15-minute intermission with refreshments.