Express Employment Professionals’ 23rd Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball
December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts Express Employment Professionals’ 23rd Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball
Grammy nominee, prominent Western performing artist Michael Martin Murphey to headline family event.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will host the 23rd annual Express Employment Professionals’ Cowboy Christmas Ball featuring American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15.
“For more than two decades, guests from near and far have joined us to experience this holiday tradition featuring Michael Martin Murphey,” said Chief Financial Officer and Interim President and CEO Gary Moore. “Our hope is to transform the holiday event into an enchanting and traditional evening – a festive winter night spent in the company of family and friends enjoying the Western spirit.”
The idea was originally inspired as a grand ball in Anson City, Texas, in 1885 by Star Hotel operator M. G. Rhodes as a way to attract customers and entertain cowhands of the area. Rhodes chose the weekend just before Christmas and began to spread the word far and wide among cowhands in the West – thus a tradition was born.
This year’s yuletide event will once again feature an evening of entertainment for the entire family. Murphey is a multiple Grammy nominee with six gold albums, including “Cowboy Songs” – the first album of cowboy music to achieve gold status since 1959.
Guests can expect an alcohol-free event including dinner, traditional Western songs and dances dating more than 100 years, and a visit from Santa. The event is open to the public; reservations are required in advance. For event information or registration, call (405) 478-2250 ext. 219 or visit www.nationalcowboymuseum.org/
About the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located only six miles northeast of downtown Oklahoma City in the Adventure District at the junction of Interstates 44 and 35, the state’s exciting Adventure Road corridor. The Museum offers annual memberships beginning at just $40. For more information, visit www.nationalcowboymuseum.org. For high-resolution images related to the National Cowboy Museum or this event, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/