The Grand Ole Opry is celebrating Dolly Parton’s 77th birthday in grand style with two special shows at the Ryman Auditorium. As part of the “Opry at the Ryman” series, the shows will take place just days after Parton’s birthday on January 21st. The performances will spotlight the hits from Parton’s 1977 album “Here You Come Again”, which was her first platinum album. Artists such as Chris Young, The Fairfield Four, Caitlyn Smith, Marty Stuart, and Chapel Hart will perform on the stage to bring those hits to life.
Fans can expect a lot of fun planned for the celebration as the birthday celebration will also feature 77 hours of giveaways on the Opry’s social media platforms, as well as photo ops with a Parton impersonator on the Ryman Plaza. To make it more interesting and fun, cupcakes made from Parton’s Duncan Hines cake mix line will be available for fans to enjoy. Fans can also swing by the Ryman from January 19-21 to sign a giant birthday card for Dolly.
As charity is so important to Dolly, five dollars from every ticket sold to the two shows will be donated in Parton’s honor to the Opry Trust Fund, which assists members of the country music community in need.
“We love an Opry party and everyone around the world loves Dolly!” Opry Executive Producer Dan Rogers said in a statement about the event. “Though Dolly herself can’t be with us this year due to her feature film schedule, I think we can all agree Dolly deserves to be celebrated this year and every year. We’re going to have some fun Dolly additions to the great schedule of shows lined up for our January run downtown at the Ryman.”
To purchase tickets for Opry at the Ryman, fans can visit the Opry’s official website, Opry.com.