The Ohio Players Headline Soul Fest
The second event of Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame’s 2018 Summer series is set for June 22nd & 23rd. Featured on stage at the Hatbox Beechcraft Hangar will be The Ohio Players!
The Ohio Players came into musical prominence in the 1970’s as pioneers of street funk and underground R&B. After signing with Mercury Records in 1974 through 1977 The Ohio Players landed three consecutive platinum albums “Skin Tight, “Fire”, and “Honey”. Two number one singles on the billboard pop charts “Fire” and “Love Rollercoaster” and five number one R&B singles “Funky Worm,” “Fire,” “Sweet Sticky Thing,” “Love Rollercoaster,” and “Who’d She Coo.” The Ohio Players traveled the world and produced more than a dozen albums and received 14 gold and platinum awards for their labors. They also appeared on many national television programs from Dick Clark, Don Kushner, to David Letterman.
Additionally, the two-day event will include other local and regional artists to celebrate Black Music Month. This event will be a continuation of the Black Music Month concerts started in the City of Muskogee by former resident Cassandra Gaines. Miss Gaines, throughout her career, brought events to Muskogee that promoted cultural tourism and events.