Country Music Show
Country Music Show
Formerly the Rodeo Opry, the Oklahoma Opry has been providing the best in family-friendly entertainment since 1977. Every Saturday night at
7:00PM the Oklahoma Opry band backs new hosts and local entertainers performing live music from a wide range of genres.
Doors open at 6:00PM and shows start at 7:00. Seating is general admission and limited.
Saturday, April 8th
Open auditions take place at Stockyards Central, 2312 Exchange Ave. Registration begins at 9:30am and auditions begin at 10:00. Artists will be asked to perform the first verse and chorus of the song of their choosing. You do not need to sign up or call the office beforehand, all registration will take place at Auditions. Artists will be responsible for providing their own accompaniment (i.e. guitar or karaoke track). Tracks must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or brought to auditions on a flash drive. We will not accept tracks played on personal devices.
The Opry is always looking for new artists. We accept both physical and electronic promo kits.
You can email your information to email@example.com or send your promo kit to:
2304 Exchange Avenue
OKC, OK 73108
History of the Opry
The Oklahoma Opry grew from a love of music and a love of family, and has become an important part of Oklahoma’s musical culture and history. Starting as a backyard gathering of family and friends who loved to play and sing country music, the Opry was formed and grew under the guidance of Granville “Grant” Leftwich (1929 – 2006). Starting at the OKC National Guard Armory as a family-oriented country show, the “Oklahoma Opry” was officially launched in 1977 in the renovated theater once called “Knob Hill” located in the Capitol Hill district of Oklahoma City. Later, moving into the historic Stockyards district in 2004, the Rodeo Opry found its new name and new home in the Rodeo Theater where it thrived from 2004-2020.
Weekly Saturday night shows introduce talented new performers who share the stage with special guests, OKC favorites, and the professional Opry house band in a family-friendly, live music show proclaimed “Oklahoma’s Official Country Music Show.”
Grant Leftwich loved nothing better than discovering and promoting talented young people as they struggled to establish music careers. He created a network of opportunities through the Opry that brought new stars into the light including Bryan White, Katrina Elam and Cody Canada of Cross Canadian Ragweed. Famous Oklahoma artists such as Reba McEntire, Wanda Jackson, Jody Miller, Wade Hayes, Byron Berline, Sammi Smith and local favorite Jude Northcutt not only performed at the Opry but worked with upcoming young Oklahoma talents to open the doors to their future. Reaching beyond Oklahoma connections, Leftwich brought country music legends to our stage including Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelious, David Frizell, Johnny Rodriguez, Leroy Van Dyke and Kitty Wells. This collaborative relationship between music professionals and young performers from our state is at the heart of the Opry.
Taking the next step into community outreach and education, the Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma (OHFO) was formed in 2004. Artist Development programs were then created that built on the foundation of the Opry shows. In addition, students from across Oklahoma learn about local history through an educational music experience titled “Oklahoma Heritage Concerts” presented to school groups on field trips to the Opry. These concerts now take place at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum where up to 1000 students and teachers experience Oklahoma history through music.
For more information about the Oklahoma Heritage Concert Series, visit the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum website.