Thursday, June 4, 2009

Opry Announces New Comedy Show With Mike Snider

Press Release From The Opry:

Funnyman Mike Snider will star in Pickin' & Grinnin' in historic Studio A at the Opry House Wednesdays-Saturdays June 25-July 25. Audiences will revel in the "pickin" of the former Tennessee and National Banjo Playing Champion and will be "grinnin" thanks to Snider's unique brand of country storytelling and laugh-along tunes such as "The Fur Coat" and "Born to Shop".

The show will be a return to Studio A for Snider, who filmed HeeHaw there 20 years ago alongside some of country music's most beloved personalities including greats such as Minnie Pearl and Grandpa Jones. Snider, the pride of Gleason, Tennessee (2,000 Gleason residents were on hand for his Opry debut) will be joined for Pickin' & Grinnin' by his multi-talented band and magician Scott Cantrell.

We're going to have a good time every time," Snider says. "It's going to be great to fill Studio A with some laughs and some good down home pickin again. And if a joke bombs, I'll just ask the magician to make me disappear."

Pickin' & Grinnin' will run Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturdays at 4 p.m.

My editorial: I hope that this show is successful. The more live music in Nashville, the better. In the summer months, I am sure it will appeal to the bus tours and the senior citizens who come to town and remember the Hee Haw show. But, with mid-week shows, they will have to depend on the local Nashville area to come out and support the show. With a 1 month limited run, it should work. I am somewhat suprised they are doing the show from Studio A and not the Acuff Theater. The Acuff Theater is easier to get to and is more visable than Studio A, although with the smaller studio A, it will be easier to fill. I have not seen a ticket price for the show, but I would assume it would be reasonable.

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