Seymour native returning for homecoming show

Seymour native Rickie Joe Wilson is returning home for a special one-night-only concert.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. April 15 at Park Theatre Civic Centre, 25 S. Madison Ave., North Vernon, and will showcase Hillbilly Rock and Roll Country Boogie with his Amazing Hillbilly Rock and Roll Band, featuring Seymour native John Whitcomb on guitar, Bloomington drummer Kevin Burkett and Seymour bassist Levi Pfaffenberger.

An AOK Records Nashville/Fame Muscle Shoals recording artist who has received radio airplay on more than 800 country stations across the United States and Canada, Wilson will be returning from playing the sunny beaches along the Emerald Coast of Florida for his first hometown show in five years.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to my old stomping grounds and getting the band back together for this show,” Wilson said in a news release. “For all my Indiana friends and family as well as the community in which I started my musical career, we look forward to bringing you a lively concert you won’t forget.”

Wilson and the band will be playing his country radio releases “Honky Tonkin Guitar Man,” “Whiskey for Breakfast” and “Reggae Redneck,” all of which were released on AOK Records Nashville.

Additionally, Wilson will be performing his new single, “Margarita Mourning,” which is slated to hit radio later this month.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Park Theatre box office for $10 from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays or by calling 812-346-0330.

With six albums released, Wilson is known for his eclectic mix of classic, outlaw and ’90s country along with classic rock and radio tunes.

Wilson is an Indiana-born Nashville recording artist/songwriter. He performs year-round up and down the Emerald Coast. In February 2021, he brought his solo country outlaw act to Florida.

He spends his nights entertaining and his days living life with his wife of 31 years, Teresa, and his five adopted children on the shores of the East Bay near Pensacola, Florida.

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