CLIFTON FORGE—Appalfolks of America Association (AAA) has announced its fall performance season that will begin with the Kentucky Headhunters at The Virginia Opry on Sat., Oct. 28, at The Historic Masonic Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
Gentlemen South, The Virginia Opry’s house band, will open for The Kentucky Headhunters, the high-octane country music band that made its innovative mark on the Nashville scene in the 1990s.
Balcony seats for The Virginia Opry are $30, and orchestra seats are $40.
The Virginia Opry will perform “Patsy Meets Elvis at The Virginia Opry’s Blue Christmas Show” at Natural Bridge Historic Hotel and Conference Center at Natural Bridge on Sat., Dec. 2, at 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices TBA.
World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist Michael Hoover will perform along with Denise Glass, an award-winning Patsy Cline tribute artist. The couple will return to perform in the Washington Room where their Aug. of 2022, performance drew a sell-out audience that gave each performer a standing ovation along with another standing ovation for the couple’s duet performance.
Charles Billingsley, a nationally prominent Christian music vocalist, songwriter and musician, will headline the Pearl Harbor Day “It’s Christmas Time Again” at the Virginia Opry’s second Christmas show on Thurs., Dec. 7, at The Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge at 7:00 p.m.
Ticket prices for The Virginia Opry with Nashville Recording Artist Bruce Allen opening for Billingsley are $25 to $40 depending on seating locations.
Billingsley has served as the music director for David Jerimiah and was the lead singer for NewSong, a Grammy-nominated Christian music group. As a member of The Virginia Opry, Billingsley will be performing for the first time in The Historic Masonic Theatre where The Virginia Opry made its debut on Oct. 17, 1992.
Bruce Allen, the opening act, will return to perform at The Historic Masonic Theatre for a second time.
Appalfolks of America Association’s fall performance season will conclude with Special Theatrical Artists Revue and Showcase (STARS) at Good News Church on Main in Covington at 3:00 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 10.
STARS, a troupe of 30 performers who face intellectual challenges and/or physical disabilities, made its debut at The Historic Masonic Theatre in 1996, as an outreach program for Appalfolks.
Admission for the STARS’ Christmas Show is $6 or a donation at the door. A documentary film titled “STARS” that was produced by Appalfolks in 2006, in Clifton Forge and inside The Historic Masonic Theatre won a Bronze Telly.
Appalfolks was founded by M. Ray Allen as a non-profit organization in 1985, to promote Appalachian heritage via programs in the literary and performing arts. Those interested can learn more by visiting www.thevirginiaopry.com and purchase tickets at www.historicmasonictheatre.com.
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