Jul 13, 2015

Musselman's Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute Coming to Oklahoma City

Platinum-selling recording artist Kristian Bush – best known as one half of country super-duo Sugarland - will perform live in the family-themed show, Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute, featuring figure skating stars Olympic gold medalists Scott Hamilton, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik, two-time Olympic medalist Irina Slutskaya, and Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie, along with many others.

All of the featured performers are parents and their children will be featured in the show.

The show will take place on Sunday, October 18 at Cox Convention Center at 2:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 20 and will be available at the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at CoxConventionCenter.com. Tickets will be available for $25, $59, $89 and $125.

Hosted by skating champions (and parents) Kristi Yamaguchi and Michael Weiss, the star-studded cast in addition to Hamilton, Gordeeva, Kulik, Slutskaya, and Wylie is scheduled to feature:

- World Champion and six-time U.S. champion Todd Eldredge

- Three-time U.S. champion and two-time World bronze medalist Michael Weiss

- European Champion Bronze Medalists and seven-time British ice dance champions (and siblings) Sinead & John Kerr

- Six-time U.S. ice dance champion Naomi Lang

Featured musical performer Bush has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. His debut solo album, Southern Gravity, features the Top 20 single "Trailer Hitch" and was released to rave reviews from Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, and the Sydney Morning Herald, among many others. Country Weekly called it the "feel-good album of the year."

Bush is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist.  He founded Sugarland in 2002; in 2004, he and singer Jennifer Nettles exploded onto the music scene, surpassing sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including trophies from the Grammys, AMAs, ACM Awards, CMT Music Awards and CMA Awards. In October of 2012, they were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

“Musselman’s is thrilled again to sponsor this year’s Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute,” said Bob Fisher, Vice President of Marketing for Knouse Foods. “Over the last three years, we’ve been able to be a part of these performances featuring many of the world’s top skaters performing with their families along with musical entertainers.  Bringing in a signature talent like Kristian Bush for this year’s celebration is an amazing moment for Musselman’s  both as fans of these performers and as a reflection of the quality of our  brand.”

The show will be taped to telecast on ABC during the holiday season.