Master fiddler and violinist Kyle Dillingham took the stage to perform a June 29th concert to benefit Yukon Czech Hall, 205 N Czech Hall Road.
A large crowd totaling about 265 people enjoyed an uplifting evening of quality music performed by Dillingham and his band Horseshoe Road.
Dillingham, who wowed the crowd when he jumped off the stage mid-song, went on to sign autographs and music CDs for appreciative attendees.
Founded in 1899, Yukon Czech Hall opens to the public for Saturday night dances – but is looking to host more events in the future.
The concert raised more than $1,200 to support the historic Czech Hall venue, south of Interstate 40.
The turnout was bigger than expected, said Tim Havern, owner of Primo’s in Yukon and one of the event’s sponsors.
They are looking to try to have Dillingham back to perform around Christmas time, but no formal plans have been made yet.
Co-sponsor Mark Rubes, owner of Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services in Banner, agreed it was a great turnout.
Dillingham and Horseshoe Road performed favorites like “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Orange Blossom Special,” along with Dillingham’s original Oklahoma love song – “Homa.”
An Oklahoma native, Dillingham and his fiddle have traveled to over 40 countries to share his unique style of music.