Grand Ole Opry To Mark Anniversary Of Flood With Giant Benefit Show
April 25, 2011 at 3:15 PM (PT)
The GRAND OLE OPRY will mark the first anniversary of the TENNESSEE floods, that temporarily displaced the OPRY, with a major concert event. The show, titled “PLAY ON, NASHVILLE!” is set for TUESDAY, MAY 3rd at the OPRY HOUSE and will feature BRAD PAISLEY, DIERKS BENTLEY, LUKE BRYAN, The CHARLIE DANIELS BAND and more.
Nashville charitable organizations that were a tremendous help to the community after the floods, like HANDS ON NASHVILLE, the AMERICAN RED CROSS, UNITED WAY and others, will promotion codes to their supporters such that $10 from each ticket will be returned to that charity. Additionally, proceeds from “PLAY ON, NASHVILLE!” prints will be available that evening at the OPRY HOUSE, with proceeds going to HANDS ON NASHVILLE.
“The MAY 2010 flood devastated homes, businesses, and lives, but it also showcased the unsinkable spirit of our city and its citizens in ways we are still learning about a year later,” said PETE FISHER, OPRY VP/GM. “We want to celebrate that the OPRY’s hometown is stronger than ever the best way we know how -- with a one-of-a-kind night of great music.”
“It's hard to believe that it's been a year since the flood,” said OPRY member DIERKS BENTLEY. “The city of NASHVILLE, the OPRY, and the Country music community were so resilient and came together to rebuild so quickly after the devastation. I've never been more proud to be an OPRY member, and I'm looking forward to celebrating that sense of community again on TUESDAY.”
Also, NASHVILLE residents can be a part of the night by submitting photos of their flood relief efforts to be shown in the OPRY’s signature barn backdrop during the show. The photos, which will also be used in the commemorative print from the night, should be submitted to email@example.com no later than THURSDAY, APRIL 28th.
For ticket info, visit www.opry.com.