Music and the military will go arm in arm during an area concert this month.

The Lost in the '50s: Top Tribute Artists Show will feature area singers David Ogden, Grant Hunycutt, Missy Beachaine, Gabriella Collins and Gabrielle Gore at 6 p.m. May 27 at the King Opera House, 427 Main St. in Van Buren. The family friendly event will feature various songs from music's "golden era," such as Patsy Cline's "Crazy," Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock," the Connie Francis staple "Where the Boys Are" and more, Ogden said.

"I am so proud to be presenting this concert, and I think people will be entertained and impressed by the singers we have lined up for this event," said Ogden, who is serving as the event's organizer and promoter. "We always have a patriotic theme, and, of course, we will recognize the military who are there at this event."

The concert will raise money for the renovation of the Arkoma Senior Citizens Center in Arkoma, Ogden said. The facility features a 14-by-20 concert stage, a large seating/dance area and more and will be the ideal place to host fundraisers and other community events, he said.

"We can probably seat 100 to 120 people in the Arkoma Senior Center, and the dancing area in there is just as big as the stage area," Ogden said. "It will be good to have our own theater where we can continue to have these kinds of shows, rather than always having to rely on other facilities to have these types of events."

The renovation is expected to cost $30,000 and is part of Ogden's ongoing effort to support the Wounded Warriors program, which provides assistance and moral support to injured military veterans. "Any and all" donations are being accepted to help the cause to get the facility "ready for the public," Ogden said.

"We can't wait to get the Arkoma Senior Citizens Center up and running again," he said. "We'll eventually have it where we have a show there every week for veterans and the community.

"Now it won't be a huge show every week, but we will have events that will support the veterans there," Ogden added. "We want the veterans to come out and enjoy themselves, and we want the community to join us. I think the Arkoma Senior Citizens Center will be perfect for that cause, so we're hoping that a lot of people join us."