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.


January 16th, 2016 Show:


For tickets to upcoming shows, CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Events:

January 16th

  • Cassie Andrews & Calico Creek - Bluegrass Opry Members
  • Bosco & Whiteford – Americana
  • Robinson Family – Gospel
  • Headline Act – Mason Ramsey

February 20th

  • Cassie Andrews & Calico Creek - Bluegrass Opry Members
  • Uncle Pecos – Americana
  • Final Journey – Gospel Quartet 
  • Headline Act – Lookin Back


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.