Seniors Can Enjoy Old Fashioned Western Swing at Cain’s Ballroom

Tulsa area seniors can step back in time Sunday, May 1, from 2-5 p.m. at Historic Cain’s Ballroom at 423 N. Main St. in Tulsa.

Senior Star Living-Burgundy Place and Woodland Terrace Senior Living Communities are hosting the third annual dance.

Senior’s from 55 to 105 can dance to the sounds of western swing with featured artist Cowboy Jones and the Round Up Boys. Door prizes and complementary refreshments will also be available.

Proceeds from the event will benefit LIFE Senior Services of Tulsa. A donation of $5 per person will allow seniors to enjoy the nostalgia of the newly renovated Cain’s Ballroom, the historical home of Bob Will’s famous vocals and Texas Swing sound.

The portrait-lined walls pay tribute to the country music legends that have played the Cain’s including Wills, Roy Rogers, Hank Thompson, Roy Acuff and Merle Haggard.

Cowboy Jones features Bob Wiles, who was recently inducted into the Spotnik Hall of Fame as a long-time member of The Red Dirt Rangers. Wiles shows up sporadically as Cowboy Jones.

“This gives me and opportunity to hang out with some of my musically-talented best friends,” says Wiles.

The rest of Cowboy Jones is made up of some great area musicians including Anthony Price on lead guitar, Kurt Neilson on mandolin, Don Morris on bass and Jimmy Karstein on drums.

A wide variety of classic country music with a slash of Red Dirt from one of the Red Dirt pioneers can be expected.

The Round Up Boys have played together for around 15 years and were recognized as Best Country Act at the 2003 and 2004 Spotnik Music Awards. The repertoire is heavy on the Wills Classics with some Porter Wagoner, Ray Price and even some original tunes thrown in, but according to lead singer Bob Fjeldsted, “it’s all western swing.”

Tickets for the event will be sold in advance at Senior Star properties-Woodland Terrace, 9524 E. 71st St., and Burgundy Place, 8887 S. Lewis. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Senior Star Living is having the event to honor seniors in observance of Older Americans Month in May.

Updated 04-26-2005

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