Ricky Skaggs and bluegrass concert

An evening with some of the world’s best bluegrass fiddlers will be the backdrop for this year’s National Fiddler Hall of Fame 2018 induction concert and gala in Tulsa.

Headlining the event is 15-time Grammy-award winner Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder in full concert. Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will perform as well as other guests. Tickets are on sale now just in time for Christmas at mabeecenter.com.

In addition to Skaggs who will be receiving the Special Recognition award, this year’s lineup of National Fiddler Hall of Fame inductees include, bluegrass artist Michael Cleveland, who is up for a Grammy; Violet Hensley, who still plays at Silver Dollar City at age 101; Bobby Hicks, longtime Ricky Skaggs band member and recording artist; Jeff Cook, who played the fiddle of the group Alabama; and Benny Martin, Nashville recording artist and composer, who won a lawsuit for his composition being the foundation of the hit Nine to Five.

“This year we are celebrating our 10th year of inducting some of the most accomplished fiddle players in the history of fiddle playing. From bluegrass to classical, jazz to western swing, the National Fiddler Hall of Fame celebrates those fiddle players who have made a substantial impact on the art of fiddle in all genres,” said National Fiddler Hall of Fame President Bob Fjeldsted.

VIP ticket holders will get table seating up close and personal with light hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a “meet and greet” with the artists, and a pre-show featuring the bluegrass band, The Baker Family.

The induction ceremony and concert is set for 7 p.m., March 30 at the ORU Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis.

For tickets and more information, call the Mabee Center box office at 918-495-6000. For group sales call the Mabee Center at 918-495-7000.