Shows are coming back soon!  And here’s proof!!!  The first show of 2021

Hoping to see your favorite artist? Check out the following event:

May 1st, 2021 show at Abingdon Ruritan at 7pm


Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry (Donk’s Theater) will open its 46th season of country music shows on Saturday, May 1st with an “All Star Opry” featuring the house band, Shades of Country, and all of the Opry singers! 

For the first time, the group will be performing outside at the Abingdon Ruritan Club Fairgrounds at 8784 Guinea Road in Hayes, VA.  Gates open at 6:30 and the show begins at 7 p.m.  Concessions will be provided by the Club and no outside food or drink is allowed.

Ticket prices for this special show are $15 for all adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under and can be purchased in advance at the Mathews Visitor Center and Marketplace Antiques on Route 17 in Hayes.  Tickets are also available at the gate on show night and only cash/checks are accepted.

Concert-goers are asked to bring a chair or blanket for this outdoor event.  In the event of rain, ticket holders should call 804-725-7760 or email for up to date information on cancellations.  If cancelled, tickets will be good for the next Opry show.  No refunds will be given.

This upcoming show will feature band members and performers of the Opry, including Sam Hogge, Ralph Motley, Lynda and Richard Smith, William Earl Sadler, Tracy Hill, LeighAnn Abbott, AJ McKeen, Jeff Long, Susan Ripley, David Shuber, and Mike Gregg on fiddle!  The newest member of the Smith family to join the fun is 11 year old, Harmony Smith, who will also be performing that evening. 

After a year hiatus, excitement is high as the band and performers start this amazing season of shows.  The Opry offers down home, family-friendly shows with country music for all ages! 

“We have waited a long time to get back to our love of performing and so appreciate this opportunity that the Abingdon Ruritan Club has given us.  We can’t wait to see our long-time friends again and play some music!”, stated Opry performer and president, Lynda Smith.

The Fairgrounds offer plenty of space for your group to distance from others.  You are also asked to wear a mask at the gate entrance and concession stand.

At the Opry, you may come in as strangers, but you’ll leave as part of the family!