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:

October 18th, 2014

  • Cassie Andrews & Calico Creek
  • Nu Lyfe
  • Randy Hill
  • Special Guest Roni Stoneman
  • Lookin Back
  • Skinny Jim and No.9 Blacktops

November 15th, 2014

  • Cassie Andrews & Calico Creek
  • Encore 
  • Big Muddy River Band
  • Storm Crows
  • Ole Friends and Stephanie Jo Newton

December 6th, 2014 – Christmas Extravaganza 

  • Cassie Andrews & Calico Creek
  • Steve Hornbeak and the Mainstreet Players

SI Opry Special Guest – Roni Stoneman: Hee Haw Legend & The First Lady of Banjo