19 November 2020

Grand Ole Opry celebrates 75 years of bluegrass, 5 Dec. 2020 (correction)

Thanks to Roger Ryan of the Country Music Association of Ireland for the press release from Schmidt Relations of Goodlettsville, TN, announcing that on Saturday 5 Dec. 2020 the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN, will present a special show to mark the 75th anniversary of the performance on the Opry stage by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys (including Lester Flatt on guitar) for the first time with their new banjo player, Earl Scruggs.

The show will feature Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, and Sister Sadie, IBMA Entertainers of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year. Seats will be assigned and socially distanced in the order they were originally received. Ticket buyers will receive their tickets and seat assignments by e-mail, approximately 48 hours before the show. Full details are on the Schmidt Relations press release. The BIB has carried the 'bg75' logo on the sidebar all this year - this is part of what it's all about. 

Sorry, everyone - when this post was first published I had mistakenly assumed that Earl Scruggs's first show with the Blue Grass Boys was also the first show by the band's 'classic' lineup, with Chubby Wise on fiddle and Howard Watts on bass. This did not in fact come together till some months later.

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