Welcome to the Southern Illinois Opry!


What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live-entertainment phenomenon in Nashville Tennessee. Dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps.

In the image of that grand icon, The Southern Illinois Opry was born. Our events will feature local talent from all over Southern Illinois. We will also feature top International Recording Artists from Nashville and around the world. All of our shows will be hosted by the Herrin Civic Center and will include Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country Artists.


Upcoming Events:

February 18th, 2017
  • Cassie Andrews & Calico Creek – Bluegrass Opry Members
  • Joe Arview
  • Angel and Terry Brooks
  • Tom Wallace and the Outlaws

March 18th, 2017

  • Cassie Andrews and Calico Creek– Bluegrass Opry Members
  • Judah
  • Bobby Reed – Over the Hillbilly Band – from Nashville Tennessee


On the Southern Illinois Opry Stage -Feb 21, 2015 – Max T. Barnes performs “Every Time I Roll the Dice” with David Clark and David Varnado on Fiddle.  The song was written by Max T’s dad, Max D. Barnes for Delbert McClinton.