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Li’l Ole Opry to feature music from 1950s, ’60s on Saturday

Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry promises to take audience members back to the “good ol’ days” of country and rock and roll from the 1950s and 1960s at Saturday night’s show at the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School.

The show will feature the house band, Shades of Country, and all of the Opry singers, including some special guests, performing the best songs of yesteryear. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30.

“Since our oldies shows are the most requested of each year, we decided to do two this year, with this week’s show focusing on ’50s and ’60s music,” stated Opry president Lynda Smith. Be prepared to reminisce with songs from Tammy Wynette, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Merle, Buddy Holly, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, and more.

Mathews’ own Walt Stillman, Hunter Owens and Elijah Clark will be guest performers. They will join cast members Lynda Smith, William Earl Sadler, Ralph Motley, Richard Smith, Shane Norris, David Shuber, Sam Hogge, Mike McDev...

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