Boot City Opry Calendar: November, 2013
|November 2, 2013|
Mike Porter and sister Marsha Banning have been performing and harmonizing their way to the hearts of audiences from TN to the Midwest states of Indiana, Iowa and Illinois, where they are active members of the Illinois Country Music Association. They grew up on Traditional/Contemporary Country, and the 50′s and 60′s songs that could be heard at the town square on Saturday night, as well as the upbeat Southern Gospel favorites they sang every Sunday morning in church. Growing up on Panther Creek Lane, the two became dubbed the “Panther Creek Duo”. Mike also began to excel in the art of Yodeling and performing legendary Rockabilly artists like Elvis, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis.
The Panther Creek Duo has won various awards, and performed on the same stage as Joe Diffie, Confederate Railroad, & Clay Walker, to name a few. They are currently the 2008 Illinois Country Music Association’s Duo of the year (for the 4th consecutive year in a row), and their album, “Panther Creek Duo”, has been named 2007 NACMAI Country Music Album of the Year. Mike was also named The 2005 International Grand Champion Yodeler, so yodeling songs are always a unique favorite at his shows. He has opened for Loretta Lynn, Ronnie McDowell and Phil Vasser, to name a few.
Mike currently has 10 albums total, the most recent being, “Nashville Ain’t Gonna Come To Me”. This self written album has already earned 2 International awards and was named the 2008 Illinois Country Music Association’s Album Recording of the Year. In March 2007, Mike was awarded NACMAI Songwriter of the Year, for the title track, “Nashville Ain’t Gonna Come To Me”, and 2007 NACMAI Songwriter of the Year (Holiday), for “It just Don’t Feel Like Christmas”, featured on the album. He also has albums featuring his Classic Country, 50′s and 60′s and Yodeling favorites.
Mike has earned the title of Illinois Country Music Association’s Songwriter of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and the 2008 Male Vocalist in an Opry for his creation and performances in the “Gym Bob’s Jamboree Show”, www.GymBobs.com.
In March of 2009, he earned the title of “The 2009-10 Prairie Thunder Country Idol” winner, (finals were held at the U.S Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, IL).
|June 22, 2013|
|November 9, 2013|
You’ve never heard a group of entertainers quite like THE MARLINS! These four brothers – GARY, JACE, RICK and ROBERT – have been performing together for over 25 years for conventions, fairs, festivals, and corporate events in the U.S. and Canada. Recently they have enjoyed great success at Casino Aztar in Evansville, Indiana, the Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the Nugget Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. They have shared the stage with such luminaries as Lee Greenwood, The Smothers Brothers, Randy Travis, The Association, Merv Griffin, and others.
The Marlins’ repertoire covers the entire musical spectrum including country, rock, big band, pop, classical, jazz, and bluegrass. Whether it’s a show, dance, or quiet dinner music, they feel right at home – in short, music for any occasion or age group. A MARLIN concert might include music from such diverse artists as Glen Miller, Willie Nelson, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Liberace, Neil Diamond, Sinatra, Elvis, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Suzy Bogguss and Tiny Tim.
|April 27, 2013|
|July 13, 2013|
|November 16, 2013|
The Lloyd Wood show- a perennial favorite of the Boot City Opry. Wood and his band never fail to present an exciting country western show with the greatest country music of all times. Additionally, Lloyd is an accomplished impersonator, mocking characters from Walter Brennen to Bugs Bunny. Woods is an extremely seasonal and personable entertainer that operated his own show in Nashville, Indiana for many years. The Wood Show will send you home humming and laughing.
|November 23, 2013|
Featuring The Pearl Handle Band. From “Sweet Dreams” to “I Fall to Pieces”, Sherrill sings the best of America’s most beloved country star, Patsy Cline. Don’t miss this tribute!