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.



For tickets to upcoming shows, CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Events:


June 18th

  • Cassie Andrews & Calico Creek – Bluegrass Opry Members
  • Americana – Bosco & Whiteford
  • Gospel – Jim & Natalie Crowden
  • Headline Act – Ivas John Band with Gary Gordon – Country Blues

July 16th

  • Cassie Andrews & Calico Creek – Bluegrass Opry Members
  • Gospel – Joe Arview
  • Classic Country – 9 Year Old Mason Ramsey “Little Hank”
  • Headline Act – Swamp Tigers – Rockabilly

August 20th

  • Cassie Andrews & Calico Creek – Bluegrass Opry Members
  • Gospel – Harvesters
  • Patsy Cline Tribute – Angel Brooks
  • Headline Act – George Portz and his Friends of Bluegrass


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.