Oklahoma's Official
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. 

Opry Auditions

Saturday, September 14th
25 S. Oklahoma Ave.

Registration begins at 9:30am and auditions begin promptly at 10:00. You do not need to sign up or call to register before hand. At 9:30, Participants will fill out an audition form, verify accompaniment* with the sound engineer, and will wait to audition. Participants will audition in the order that they register. We will ask you to only perform the first verse and chorus of your song of choice. After auditioning, Participants are free to leave as results will be sent in an email within two weeks after auditioning.

*Audition Participants are responsible for providing their own accompaniment. 

The Oklahoma Opry is not able to accept press kits or virtual auditions at this time. 

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.”

Our Founder

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.