Wilmore Opry News

The Wilmore Opry was created to bring fun into the lives of anyone who is craving an entertaining evening without it costing a small fortune. It started out with a free will donation and the performers showed off their talents in a carefree environment. It is an evening of good music and comedy.There is something for everyone.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Wilmore Opry News by Vanita Blundell Sept. 6, 2006

Wilmore Opry News by Vanita Blundell Sept. 6, 2006
The Wilmore Opry in Medicine Lodge, Kansas will be twice as nice this month. We will be at the Heritage Center as we have been since July. We have joined the Peace Treaty on Sept 23rd and 30th and will be having one show each Saturday evening starting at 5:30 the doors will open at 4:30. Each show will be entirely different so you will want to go to both of them. The cost is $10.00 per person. The tickets can be purchased at the Sunflower Consignment in Pratt and at Schiff Cabinet Shop in Medicine Lodge. We will try real hard to have the show over in time to attend the bank robbery downtown at 8:00. The Heritage Center will provide concessions so you can get your stomach and soul filled at the same place. The Heritage members are wonderful cooks and you will need to look no further for good food.
The first show on September 23 will be something you will not want to miss. The performers that will be appearing are as follows;
The emcee will be Mr. Randy Parks of Winfield. He has graciously accepted the task. I will be out of the state cooking for elk hunters in New Mexico. Mr. Parks comes to us with quite a resume’. He is a singer and song writer and as a profession he is a teacher. I have been told that his wife is musically talented as well. Mr. and Mrs. Parks have two sons who love music. One of the sons is pursuing it professionally. We are proud to add the Parks to the Opry Family. So when you come to the Opry make him feel at home.
The National Youth Champion Yodeler- Chelsea Beck will be here. This young lady has an astonishing voice as well as playing the guitar. It is unusual that a young person has taken up yodeling. She is remarkable and we are lucky that she has cleared her busy schedule to be with us.
Eddie Freeman of Pratt will be on hand to provide you with a song or two. He sang for us at the Gospel show and everyone enjoyed his style of music.
Wendy Monroe is from Greensburg, Kansas will be appearing on both shows. We love having Wendy come and lift our spirits. She is an Opry favorite.
The Opry is happy to have a new family of singers performing with us- they are the Clawsons from Meade Kansas, the ages of the children taking part are 4, 6, 9, and 11. I am sure that they will be a crowd pleaser.
The Reese Brothers will be there as well. These boys play bluegrass style and you will be not able to keep your from tapping your toes.
Jennifer Johnson will be on hand to sing for you she has a voice from heaven. She just makes you glad that you are alive.
Steve Dargel from Greensburg will be there to tell you some cowboy poetry. He is one of the best poets that I have heard. Steve will be at both shows with different poems each time.
Gene Winter will be there to sing for you. We always like having Gene join us, he has a Waylon Jennings style of music and he is fun to listen too.
Daryl Schiff will be there to sing as well and everyone loves to hear Daryl sing and play his guitar. Daryl will be playing at both shows.
On the 30th of September we have a fabulous show as well.
Fiddler player, Chase Foster, from Winfield, will join us again. He was here for the Youth show. This young man is quite talented. He can play the fiddle, and the piano, he is a song writer and can do almost anything and the best part he does it with a joy in his heart. He plays with his granddad and they make a great sound together.
We have from Winfield Kansas, Sarah Trillo. This young lady is a joy and you can tell she loves to sing.
From Meade Kansas we will have Stevie McGee. Stevie sings with her dad, Tony. It is nice to see a father and daughter team up.
The Hoss sisters, Helena Trask and Haley Jameson, will be in rare form. Helena and Haley will sing alone as well as a duet. These girls are phenomenal- I think that you will astounded by their performance.
Micah Thom will sing for you - she is a lot of fun to hear. She has added to her performance and it works well for her.
Peyton Whitfield, from Pratt, will join us. We think that this young lady has a future in music and you will be able to say “I knew when…”.
Rick Schiff will be on hand to play the keyboard. Rick can really tickle the ivories and your soul all at the same time.
Daryl Schiff will sing and Rick Schiff will join him so we will be doubly blessed.
There may be some changes, but at this time this is the way the shows will go. We hope that you get your tickets as they are going quickly and we want you there to enjoy both of these great shows.
We will NOT have a show in October or November but look for us on the first Saturday in December and the first Saturday of every month after that.