Opry Fest 

Event schedule and Opry Plaza parties

Event schedule and Opry Plaza parties

Gospel Jubilee

July 15-16, 2000

Location:

Opry Plaza—the area surrounding the Opry House, the Acuff Theatre, and the Opry Museum

Hours:

July 15—10 a.m.-midnight Sat.

July 16—noon-5 p.m. Sun.

Rain or shine

The festival includes two stages featuring the best in Southern gospel music, along with:

♦ Southern Gospel Music Competition

♦ Children’s activities from The Imaginarium—Children’s Adventure Museum

♦ Arts, antiques, and crafts fair

♦ Food and beverage vendors

♦ Strolling entertainment

Scheduled Performances:

Saturday, July 15:

West Stage:

11 a.m. Testify

1:15 p.m. Journeymen Quartet

2:15 p.m. Billy Walker, Jack Greene

4 p.m. Connie Smith

5:30 p.m. The Steeles

7 p.m. Common Bond

8:15 p.m. N’Harmony

9:45 p.m. Eddie Dietz & Mountain Gospel

11 p.m. Heirline

East Stage:

10 a.m. Solid Gospel Radio Network ”The Big One“ Semi-Finals

11:15 a.m. Crossmen

12:15 p.m. Solid Gospel Radio Network ”The Big One“ Finals

1:30 p.m. Jeff & Sheri Easter

3 p.m. Malachi

4:30 p.m. Karen Peck & New River

6 p.m. Cumberland Boys

7:15 p.m. Galloways

Grand Ole Opry House:

6:30 p.m. Grand Ole Opry

9:30 p.m. Grand Ole Opry Throughout the weekend, the Grand Ole Opry will feature a tribute to Southern gospel music in each show.

Sunday, July 16:

West Stage:

12:45 p.m. Brian Free

2 p.m. Lewis Family

3:15 p.m. Dove Brothers Quartet

East Stage:

Noon Tony Gore & Magesty

1:15 p.m. Appointed

2:30 p.m. Dixie Echoes

3:45 p.m. Crabb Family

♦All artists and times are subject to change.

Bluegrass Jamboree

July 22-23, 2000

Location: Opry Plaza

Times:

July 22—10 a.m.-midnight Sat.,

July 23—noon-5 p.m. Sun.

Rain or shine

The festival includes two stages featuring the best in bluegrass music, along with:

♦ Children’s activities from The Imaginarium—Children’s Adventure Museum

♦ Arts, antiques, and crafts fair

♦ Food and beverage vendors

♦ Strolling entertainment

scheduled performances:

Saturday, July 22:

West Stage:

10:30 a.m. Turry & the Tellico Militia

11:45 a.m. Jim Lauderdale

1 p.m. Mountain Heart

2:30 p.m. Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals

4 p.m. The Tim O’Brien Band

5:30 p.m. Mike Snider

7 p.m. Clark Family Experience

8:15 p.m. Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time

9:45 p.m. Crucial Smith

11 p.m. Larry Stephenson Band

East Stage:

10:45 a.m. Felix Wiley

Noon Uncle Dave Macon Days contest winners

1:30 p.m. John Hartford String Band

3 p.m. The Osborne Brothers

4:30 p.m. Ralph Stanley

6 p.m. J.D Crowe & the New South

Grand Ole Opry House:

6:30 p.m. Grand Ole Opry

9:30 p.m. Grand Ole Opry

Throughout the weekend, the Grand Ole Opry will feature a tribute to bluegrass music in each show.

Sunday, July 23:

West Stage:

12:45 p.m. Claire Lynch & the Front Porch String Band

2 p.m. Chris Jones & the Night Drivers

3:15 p.m. Pam Gadd & the Long Road

East Stage:

Noon Lonesome River Band

1:15 p.m. Seldom Scene

2:30 p.m. IIIrd Tyme Out

3:45 p.m. The Del McCoury Band

♦All artists and times are subject to change.

Grand Ole Clogging and Square Dance Festival

July 29-30, 2000

Location: Grand Ole Opry House and Opry Plaza

Times:

July 29—8 a.m. midnight Sat.

July 30—8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.

Rain or shine

Competition tickets:

Solo—$8/person

Duo—$15/duo

Team—$7/person

The festival features clogging on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, along with:

♦ Live music in the Opry Plaza

♦ Children’s activities from The Imaginarium—Children’s Adventure Museum

♦ Arts, antiques, and crafts fair

♦ Food and beverage vendors

♦ Strolling entertainment

The best dancers from around the country will come together to compete in the OpryFest Grand Ole Clogging and Square Dance Festival. The festival promises to be strong, as it unites cloggers from two national organizations—America’s Clogging Hall of Fame and Clogging Champions of America. The weekend’s Grand Ole Opry shows will also feature clogging groups, including the Melvin Sloan Dancers and winners from the OpryFest Clogging Competition.

For competition information, contact Lou Maiuri at (304) 872-5803 or Lynne Ogle at (865) 675-1185.

Tickets

One-day festival ticket, $10

Two-day festival ticket, $15

Two-day festival ticket and Opry ticket, $35

Children 4-11, $5

Children under 4, free

Opry Plaza Parties

Beginning June 16 and continuing every Friday through Aug. 4, from 9-11 p.m., the Grand Ole Opry will turn the Opry Plaza into a high-energy celebration of its 75th Anniversary. Opry Plaza Parties are free and feature performances by artists who will also appear on that night’s Opry shows, along with strolling musicians, impromptu jam sessions, and food and beverage vendors.

Location: Opry Plaza, adjacent to the Grand Ole Opry House

Dates: Fridays, June 16-Aug. 4

Time: 9 p.m.

Tickets:

Post-Opry parties are free to the general public. Tickets to the Grand Ole Opry are $20.50-22.50.

June 16 Junior Brown and BR5-49

June 23 Dale Watson

June 30 Junior Brown

July 7 The Derailers

July 14 The Derailers

July 21 Jim Lauderdale

July 28 Asleep at the Wheel

Aug. 4 BR5-49

Each artist featured in the Opry Plaza will also perform on the Grand Ole Opry.

Opry Tuesday matinees

June 20-Aug. 8—The Opry presents Tuesday matinees at 3 p.m., kicking off June 20 with Loretta Lynn and Martina McBride.

Grand Ole Opry 75th Birthday bash

Oct. 13-15—A star-studded weekend featuring the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Celebration, the Grand Master Fiddler Competition, an Opry Open House, and Birthday Bash Opry shows starring Loretta Lynn, Diamond Rio, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Steve Wariner, Porter Wagoner, and many more.

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