Next week on Oct. 20, Boo on Bell's Friday night is set to see a new level of professionally-costumed performers with the planned concert of nationally known Led Zeppelin tribute band, Let's Zeppelin.

Next week on Oct. 20, Boo on Bell's Friday night is set to see a new level of professionally-costumed performers with the planned concert of nationally known Led Zeppelin tribute band, Let's Zeppelin.

Drummer Marc Nelson, performing as Led Zeppelin's John Bonham, said the band considers it an honor to get the opportunity to play for a new audience.

Founded in 2004 and based out of Tulsa, he said Let's Zeppelin has traveled all over the region, but hasn't booked a gig so close to central Oklahoma.

The nationally recognized act was the first Led Zeppelin tribute band out there.

“We try to portray them as reverently and as real as we can,” Nelson said.

Two of the founding members have since retired, he said, but the new guys are very energetic and enthusiastic, he said.

And the 46-year-old Nelson said even though he's already outlived Bonham 14 years, he has no plans to stop.

“We love doing this,” he said.

Nelson said each concert the band plays has its own, unique lineup of Zepp music.

“We typically change up every show,” he said. “We research what people want to hear and make each experience different.”

But, not to worry, no Zeppelin concert would be complete without renditions of Kashmir, Whole Lotta Love and Stairway to Heaven; Nelson said those iconic tunes are definitely going to be featured in the show.

“I think it will go over well,” Nelson said. “I mean, Led Zeppelin wrote the music — not us.”

He said the event should be a good time for all.

“We play to audiences of all ages,” Nelson said, “from children to people in their 80s.”

He said Led Zeppelin reaches everyone.

They were notably the second-biggest band in history, he said — only bested by the Beatles.

“We strive to bring as much detail as we can to the show and our performances,” he said.

Nelson said the tribute band has played to audiences as few as 20 and up to 9,500.

For one night only — Friday, Oct. 20 — the band will perform two consecutive evening shows at the Ritz Theatre at 10 W. Main. Tickets are $15 online or at the door.

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