Boot City Opry Calendar
|May 30, 2015|
“Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band is a high energy, first class show band built around the lightning fast piano pumping, Rockaboogie playing of London England ‘s Terry Lee Ridley. You will be left breathless as Terry and his group of would class musicians thunder through a large selection of hits from the 50′s and 60′s such as “Great Balls of Fire”, “Whole lotta Shakin’” and so much more! If you enjoy Classic Honky Tonkin’ Country Music or Hard and Fast 50′s Rock N Roll you will understand why the Rocking Terry Lee show is not to be missed! Entertaining audiences in England, Europe and now The United states, Terry is the one and only international piano pumpin’ sensation with the experience, talent and stage presence to take you back to the exciting 1950′s when Jerry Lee, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Fats Domino were changing music forever!”
|June 6, 2015|
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.
|June 13, 2015|
Piano Pumpin’ Rock N Roll
|June 20, 2015|
Mary Pfeifer has a voice that will take you back to the days of Patsy Cline. From Patsy’s first recordings in 1955 to her last in 1963, she covers her famous hits such as Crazy and Walking After Midnight. Coming to Starved Rock Lodge from her recent role as Patsy Cline in the highly successful Engle Lane Theater production of “Always Patsy Cline”, the talented Mary Pfeifer will perform Cline’s beautiful ballads and hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s, like Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams, and Walking After Midnight. Don’t miss this tribute to country music’s most beloved singer!
|July 25, 2015|
Nashville Recording Artist, David Ball
has had fourteen of his singles enter the Billboard charts, including “Thinkin’ Problem” and “Riding With Private Malone,” which made Ball one of the first artists to take an indie single to the Country Top 5. He has recorded a total of seven studio albums on different labels, including his platinum certified Thinkin’ Problem.
|August 1, 2015|
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).
|August 8, 2015|
The Retro Band:
During the mid-1950’s four young men, who would become four of the greatest entertainers of all time, launched their careers in a small recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee called Sun Records. These four entertainers toured together and became best of friends as much as rivals. They would create the ‘rockabilly’ sound, revolutionize ‘rock & roll’ and have a major influence on other genres such as ‘country’, ‘pop’ and ‘rhythm & blues’. The four entertainers are….Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis; collectively referred to as the ‘Million Dollar Quartet’.
Join the Retro Band at the Boot City Opry on Saturday August 8th as The Retro Band pays tribute to the ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ and follows their careers from their humble beginnings in the 1950’s to their legendary icon status throughout the ‘60’s & ‘70’s.
|August 15, 2015|
Brian Shartzer started his musical career in 2007 with no musical background “He sang in his truck”, from llliopolis starting from scratch. He just started going around to all the local bands asking if he could join, Fast forward to 2013 Shartzer heads his own band, a Garth Brooks tribute act, becoming a respected performer in his own right.
|August 29, 2015|
Christy Miller, from Hudson, KY, was born into a musical family. Growing up, family functions were always full of various members of her family sitting around singing and playing every instrument made. Her love for performing started in high school and has become her passion. Her heart is in Country Music but with her soulful voice she is no stranger to Blues, Rock, R&B, Bluegrass and Gospel.