Live Theatre, Concerts & Events

February 21st 2015, 8:00pm
“Ottawa Valley Opry Night” Pays Tribute To Opry Stars

There was a time when “Opry night” drew the largest radio audiences in North America. And The Ryman Auditorium, in Nashville Tennessee, where “The Grand Ol’ Opry” broadcast originated from, was the most important venue a country music entertainer could aspire to perform in. In fact, an appearance on the program was often a milestone that turned many unknown performers into household names.

From pre-war times to present day, the list of artists who became famous as a result of appearances on The Opry, reads like a history of country music in North America and the world. Names like Hank Williams, June Carter, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and their contemporaries trace the course of popular country music for decades.

“Ottawa Valley Opry Night” brings this amazing history to life, thanks to a group of accomplished Ottawa Valley entertainers who are well known to country music fans throughout Canada. Their riveting 90-minute show, featuring some of the most popular country songs of all time, represents both a labour of love and a dedication to their craft. Fans who love these wonderful songs won’t want to miss their own “opry night”, right here in the Ottawa Valley, at 8PM, on Saturday, February 21st, at the Studio Theatre, in Perth.

Canada’s capitol has a special honour roll for outstanding country music performers, called “The Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall Of Fame”. Most of the Ottawa Valley Opry Night performers are inductees, including Freddy Dixon, Arlene Quinn, Steve Pittico, Fred Ducharme, Peter Dawson and Charlie Kitts. These talented performers bring some of The Grand Ol’ Opry’s finest moments back to life, in a way that gives “Opry Night” an exciting new meaning.