Riders in the Sky: Christmas the Cowboy Way at OCCC

Join the cowboys for a holiday special

    (Published: 11-28-17)

Riders in the Sky

The next installment of the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series is here just in time to ring in the holidays. Riders in the Sky perform their “Christmas the Cowboy Way” concert Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in the college’s Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater at 7:30 p.m.

For more than 30 years, Riders in The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. While remaining true to the integrity of western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life "The Cowboy Way!"

For this holiday special, the Cowboys will be singing our favorite Christmas classics such as, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” as well as some Riders holiday originals: “Corn, Water and Wood,” “Sidemeat’s Christmas Stew” and “The Prairie Dog Christmas Ball.”

For ticket information, visit tickets.occc.edu or call the OCCC Cultural Programs box office at 405-682-7579.

Be sure to also download the OCCC Cultural Programs app, “VPAC at OCCC,” now available in the Apple and Google app stores. Check out upcoming events, purchase tickets and get notifications and updates.

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 60 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.