Boot City Opry Calendar

Price: $11.00


Mike Porter Show
July 26, 2014
7:00 pm

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).

Price: $15.00


GEORGE AND TAMMY
August 2, 2014
7:00 pm

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.

Christy is currently the Proprietor/Producer/Emcee for the Bardstown Opry, and also performs on several other jamborees around Kentucky and Indiana. She has also performed at Renfro Valley, The Nashville Palace, Legends Corner, Tootsie’s, and The Bluebird Café, to name a few. She has had the honor of sharing the stage with artists such as Lynn Owsley, Jim Vest, Charlie Louvin, Donna Darlene, and Jack Green. She was a finalist in a competition and asked to perform at the Grand Re-Opening of Opry Mills Mall earlier this year. She can also been seen performing at local restaurants or venues around the Louisville area.
Allen Hilbert is an entertainer that specializes in performing Classic Country Music. If you like hearing the sounds of George Jones, Conway Twitty, and other male Classic County Music performers than my show is for you. 
Price: $20.00


Platters Tribute
August 9, 2014
7:00 pm

Allow yourself to relive romance and enjoy a sentimental journey as their satin voices entertain you with the sounds of Motown’s Glory Days. The show offers a variety of styles, including Doo Wop and the unique harmonies created by the Platters with such classics as “Only You”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, “Twilight Time”, and “My Prayer”. Remember the innocent time of hot cars, drive-in movies, sock hops, slow dancing and your first kiss with the Platters.

Price: $15.00


MARY PFEIFER A TRIBUTE TO PATSY CLINE
August 16, 2014
7:00 pm

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!

 

Price: $20.00


Georgette Jones
October 18, 2014
7:00 pm
About Georgette
I am very excited to have the chance to do this CD. Especially as I have gotten older, I appreciate my Mom’s music and talent more and more each day.
I wanted to do some of her biggest hits, but also some of my favorites that may not be as well known.

My hope is to keep Mom’s memory and music alive forever. Thanks to everyone that has asked for me to do this for so long and thanks to Tracy Pitcox at Heart of Texas records for giving me a chance to do what I love. Hope you all enjoy it!

Tamala Georgette Jones was born to the only Hall of Fame husband and wife country artists, George Jones and Tammy Wynette. She’s been singing with one or both parents since the age of three. She recorded her first single with her Dad, “Daddy Come Home” when she was ten years old and performed it on an HBO special.

Georgette also worked as a backup singer for her Mom. Georgette recorded a duet with Mark McGuinn that was included on his “One Man’s Crazy” CD and has appeared on TV shows such as Crook and Chase, RFD-TV and The Grand Ole Opry. Georgette is a songwriter and member of SESAC and the CMA.

Georgette tours Ireland twice a year, where she has developed a very loyal fan base. She also tours Europe and Asia

A duet entitled “You and me and Time”, which Georgette co-wrote for her Dad, was released as the first single from her Dad’s latest CD,
“Burn Your Playhouse Down”.

Georgette has filmed a TV series entitled “Sordid Lives” starring along side Emmy award winner Leslie Jordan (Will and Grace) and many other big stars such as, Olivia Newton-John, Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard), Margaret Cho and others. Georgette re-recorded three of her Mom’s songs included with five songs from Olivia Newton – John in the soundtrack.

Georgette has recorded 2 cd’s with Heart of Texas Records.
“A Slightly Used Woman” and “Strong Enough to Cry”
More recently Georgette has recorded 3 cd’s with Lennon Records
“When Tractors Fly, This is Christmas and I Believe

Price: $15.00


SHINDIG
October 25, 2014
7:00 pm

From Chicagoland, SHiNDiG!

Always delivers a highly
entertaining musical and visual trip
through the ’60s. One of the top
tribute bands in Chicagoland features
fantastic male and female vocal
selections, complex harmonies and
authentic arrangements and
instrumentation while covering over
80 different bands from the ’60s!

For a unique, professionally done,
HIGH ENERGY, show, come check them out.

Price: $15.00


Ray Price Tribute
November 8, 2014
7:00 pm

Fiddle player and vocalist, Dennis Stroughmatt, will perform

 a tribute to Country Legend Ray Price at the Boot City Opry on

 April 12th. Stroughmatt has strong credentials in the music field,

 having played at the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress. 

 Recently, Stroughmatt completed a tribute CD to Ray Price with

 the accompaniment of Price’s band, the Cherokee Cowboys.  The

 Ray Price CD will be officially be released when Stroughmatt

 hosts the Earnest Tubb Midnight Jamboree on April 19th.  Copies

 of the CD will be available prior to the official release at the Boot

City Opry on April 12th.

          If you like the Music of Ray Price you will thrilled with

the performance of Dennis Stroughmatt and his band.  You will

revisit some of the greatest music of all times including, For the

Good Times, Burning Memories, Danny Boy, and many others.

Price: $20.00


David Ball
November 22, 2014
3:00 pm
7:00 pm

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.

Price: $15.00


The Van-Dells Christmas Show
December 6, 2014
7:00 pm

An oldies show group specializing in 50′s and 60′s Rock and Roll.  They sing a cross section of oldies and combine a unique blend of comedy, choreography, tight harmonies and costume changes. 

When the Van-Dells hit the stage it is non-stop from start to finish!