With the Opry's 84th Birthday celebration coming up in October, the Opry has announced a series of events and activities that are scheduled throughout the month:
Thursday October 1: The Opry kicks off the month with Opry Country Classics and a salute to the "Perfect Country and Western Song," featuring Spotlight Artist Ray Price.
Friday October 2: The Opry goes Pink as the Opry joins the fight against breast cancer by "going pink" during two Opry performances at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Carrie Underwood will take the stage to "flip the switch," turning the Opry's signature barn pink in support of the groups Women Rock for the Cure and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The shows will also include performances from Carrie Underwood, Terri Clark, Mindy Smith, Jo Dee Messina, and many more, as well as activities recognizing breast cancer survivors and continuing the fight against the disease.
Also, Friday October 2, Ray Price will be in concert at the Acuff Theater.
Saturday October 3: the Grand Ole Opry will have two performances at 7:00 and 9:30, featuring Hal Ketchum, Gene Watson, Jamie O"Neal, and many more.
Tuesday October 6: The Tuesday Night Opry will feature performances by Charlie Daniels Band, Craig Morgan, Hal Ketchum and more.
Thursday October 8: Opry Country Classics will be at the Ryman Auditorium featuring Hal Ketchum and more.
Friday and Saturday October 9 and 10: The Grand Ole Opry Birthday Bash. The Opry will have one show on Friday night at 7:00pm and a special birthday concert featuring Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers on Saturday at 3:00 at the Acuff Theater. On Saturday night, there will be two Opry shows at 7:00 and 9:30. Plus, fans can make a full day of fun on Saturday at the Opry Plaza Birthday Party presented by Martha White, offering music, fun, and special events beginning at 11am. Also, Diamond Rio will sign copies of their new CD, THE REASON, and their new book, "Beautiful Mess: The Story of Diamond Rio" in the Opry Shop on Saturday from 5-6:30. Birthday Bash weekend will include performances by Josh Turner, Montgomery Gentry, Diamond Rio, Joe Diffie, Lorrie Morgan and more.
Also being featured later in the month of October are Justin Moore, Wade Bowen, Marty Stuart, Pam Tillis, Whitney Duncan, Keith Anderson, Eric Church, Ricky Skaggs, Trace Adkins, The Oak Ridge Boys, Martina McBride, Jimmy Wayne, Del McCoury, Gloriana and, on the final weekend of the month, Keith Urban.