MANCHESTER, Tenn. (CelebrityAccess) When fans go to this year’s Bonnaroo in Tennessee, they’re going to see something that hasn’t been there before: The Grand Ole Opry.
The Opry rarely leaves Nashville, maybe visiting places like NYC’s Carnegie Hall or Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center on occasion. But this time the whole shebang is going across state to Manchester. The Opry will feature performances by Del McCoury, Bobby Bare, Brothers Osborne, Old Crow Medicine Show and new artist fave Lanco, among others. The June 10 performance will cap off a week where the Opry will be featured at several Nashville events.
“We’re really excited about this incredible opportunity to take the Grand Ole Opry to Bonnaroo,” said Sally Williams, Senior Vice President of Programming and Artist Relations for Opry Entertainment Group. “In Nashville we host up to six Opry performances a week. Each one showcases eight to twelve artists ranging from straight ahead country to bluegrass to Americana. I think the diverse, multi-generational shows that we create on a regular basis will really resonate with the Bonnaroo music aficionados.”
“Celebrating the rich cultural legacy of Tennessee and the region has been an important part of the Bonnaroo experience from the beginning,” said Ashley Capps, President, AC Entertainment. “It’s hard to imagine anything more iconic and exciting in that regard than the Grand Ole Opry…it’s like the ultimate…a profoundly historic moment for all of us at Bonnaroo and something we’ll be talking about – and building upon – for years to come.”