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Kelley Breiding

Kelley Breiding

Blue Ridge Opry Variety Show is on stage in Abingdon

October 30, 2023

The Blue Ridge Opry Live Variety Show takes the stage Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace, Abingdon, Virginia.

The Blue Ridge Opry is a nostalgic country music variety show inspired by the early days of the Grand Ole Opry and the heyday of classic country stars like Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Uncle Dave Macon, The Carter Family and more. The program is hosted and produced by singer and multi-instrumentalist Kelley Breiding and features a variety of musical guest stars, comedy and dancers from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Musical guests include Martha Bassett, Jim Lloyd, Larry Sigmon, Wayne Dye, Asa Nelson, and Kelley and The Cowboys.

This event is complementary programming to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s “I’ve Endured: Women in Old-Time Music” exhibit, on display through Dec. 31. This exhibit has been funded in part by grants from Virginia Humanities, the Massengill-DeFriece Foundation, and the IBMA Foundation, along with local women-led business sponsorship from Friends of Southwest Virginia, The Crooked Road, Artemis Consulting Services, LLC, Bristol Ballet, Suzi Griffin (Studio 6), Kim Sproles (KS Promotions), and Kayla Stevenson (Matte Nail Bar). East Tennessee Foundation Arts Fund provided grant funding for related public programming, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation provided grant funding for the exhibit’s website.

For more information visit blueridgeopry.wordpress.com. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at tixr.com.