Friday, December 26, 2008


We hope you've all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and you're ready to welcome in the New Year !
Our JANUARY JAM SESSION will be on Monday January 5th at 7:00 pm. Plan to join us for this JAM SESSION and kick off 2009 with some fun and music. Bring your friends and neighbors
and ALL the instruments you play - variety is the spice of life, right ?! Door opens at 6:45 - No admission charge to play or just to listen. The snack bar will be open, with most items just $1.00 !
Support the Opry House ! Our family wishes you and yours a blessed New Year !

Friday, November 7, 2008

Coming in December...

CHRISTMAS-TIME is coming ! Our MONTHLY JAM SESSION will be on Monday December 1st from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Please remember we are COLLECTING CANNED FOOD items for the Belmont Community Organization. This JAM night will be your last opportunity to donate before the items are dropped off at the BCO. Please consider bringing a can or two and contribute to this worthy cause. Remember, all donations help folks here in the Belmont area. There's no admission charge for JAM night - come to play or just come to listen ! The snack bar will be open and we appreciate your support !
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone !! (If any show events are scheduled for November after this posting, the site will be updated and an e-alert will be sent to our mailing list !)

Thursday, October 23, 2008


The MONTHLY JAM SESSION will be held on Monday November 3rd. Door opens about 6:45pm and the JAM runs 7:00-9:00pm. There's never an admission charge on JAM nights, but we encourage you to support the Opry House with your snack bar visits ! Bring your instruments, and your neighbors, and come ready to have a good time - we appreciate all the Opry House regulars and thank you for your patronage. Remember, the JAM is open to singers and musicians of all skill levels - beginners are especially encouraged to join in and pick up some tips from the old-timers.
ALSO , we are still COLLECTING CANNED FOOD items to donate to the Belmont Community Organization. Your participation would be great ! All the food will be given to needy families in the Belmont area - so you're helping out your neighbors ! Hope to see you then.....

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Don't Miss It...

Remember the next MONTHLY JAM SESSION OCTOBER 6th at 7:00 pm.
The door opens at 6:45 and the JAM runs 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Bring everyone
who plays or likes to listen to bluegrass with you ! No charge for admission -
the snack bar will be open. Please try to bring a donation for our CANNED
FOOD DRIVE to benefit the Belmont Community Organization - THANKS !!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Just a Reminder......

From time to time we like to post the "Rules of the House" just so new folks are aware of the way things operate at the Opry House. We are happy to be known as a relaxed, family-style venue where you can come and enjoy good music without worrying about what the kids will overhear or see. Our policy is: no alcohol, no tobacco products of any kind, and respectable language PLEASE ! Anyone not adhering to the Rules of the House will be asked to leave. This way, our audience - including the kids and grandma - can all enjoy a night out ! Thanks !

Friday, September 12, 2008

Coming Up at the Opry....

Join us on Friday September 26th at 7:00pm for the bluegrass band "SOUTH BY SOUTH" !
You know the door will open at 6:30, so be the first to claim your seat and enjoy some terrific
music ! Adult admission is $8, and kids 10 & under get in free with a paying adult. Plan to pick up some refreshments at the snack bar to help support the Opry House !

And mark your calendar now for the next MONTHLY JAM SESSION which will be held on MONDAY OCTOBER 6th beginning at 7:00 and wrapping by 9:00pm. The door opens about 6:45 on Jam Night, and as you know, there is never a charge to come and play or to sit and listen. Of course, refreshments will be available for purchase.

Please keep in mind, we are collecting canned food items for the Belmont Community Organization to distribute to needy families in the Belmont area. Your help would be greatly appreciated !

Monday, August 11, 2008

YOU Can Make A Difference !

In an effort to reach out to the community, the Scruggs Opry House will be collecting donations of canned food items to be distributed by the Belmont Community Organization (BCO) to local families in need. Bring canned food items to JAM Sessions and shows and know that you are helping people who are having a difficult time making ends meet ! This is something we can do to make a difference ! Your participation would really be appreciated....think of how much food we could donate if everyone dropped off a couple cans each time they came ! We'd like to have a really good donation by the first of December (or earlier if possible !) We tend to think of these things around the holidays, but people are in need every day. Thank you for considering helping out on this food drive !

Sunday, August 10, 2008


The MONTHLY JAM SESSION for September will be on Monday September 8th from
7:00pm - 9:00pm. The door opens at 6:45. Remember to bring your friends and neighbors
to enjoy a free night of relaxed, spontaneous bluegrass ! All bluegrass musicians are welcome,
no matter your skill level. Beginners ~especially~ are encouraged to come out and pick up some tips from the ol' pros ! Snacks will be available for purchase....remember: your support keeps the door open and the music going at the Opry House ! If you aren't on our e-mail list, drop us a line
at so you can receive the latest event information ! An e-mail will go out as soon as the September schedule is complete ! Have a blast on those last minute vacations as the kids get ready to return to school ! See you at the JAM on 9/8/08 at 7:00pm !!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

AUGUST 2008........

Make plans now to join us in August ! Our MONTHLY JAM SESSION for Bluegrass Musicians will be on Monday August 4th starting about 7:00 pm. As you know, the
JAM is open to everyone at no charge. The July JAM was terrific - we had folks playing inside and spilling out to the sidewalk as well ! You know we welcome all ages and abilities and we'd love to have YOU join us ! The door opens at 6:45pm.

Then, on Saturday August 9th we're happy to announce a return visit from the terrific "DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE" gospel bluegrass band ! If you've never caught a show by these guys, you MUST come and see them ! Jimmy Fraley and the fellas put on one of the very best shows around - we know you'll love it ! The door opens at 6:30pm on show night with adult admission of $8.oo~kids 10 & under get in free with a paying adult. The show actually starts at 7:00 and the snack bar will be up and running as usual with coffee, soda, ice cream, chips, etc. Be there early to claim your seat ! Hope everyone's enjoying a fun and blessed summer !

Saturday, June 14, 2008


You know we usually wind it up by 9:00 to get the kids home and in the bed,
but since school's out it may run longer than usual, so come ready-n-raring to go!
There's never a charge to pick or to listen on JAM nights. The snack bar will
be open with ice cream, sodas, etc. We will NOT be scheduling a show for
the month of July because a lot of people are on vacation and because
Anthony shows the "Movies in the Park" for the City of Belmont the first
three Saturdays of the month. We encourage you to join us at the JAM and
try to take the family out to Stowe Park for the free movies on those nights
if you're in town. We will post the August schedule here and send out a notice
to the e-mail list as soon as the schedule is completed. In the meantime,
have a safe and fun summer !! HAPPY JULY 4TH AMERICA !!!!!! Fly your flag !

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Is It JUNE Already ?!?!?!.......

WOW !! Where does the time go ? It was Christmas last week, right ?
Our JUNE JAM SESSION for bluegrass musicians will be this coming Monday
June 2nd at 7:00 pm. Never an admission charge to come and play or come
and listen. Beginner - to - advanced encouraged to join in the fun !
The snack bar will be open with cold sodas, ice cream, etc....all just $1 each !

Mark your calendar now for FRIDAY JUNE 13th at the Opry House. We are
proud to welcome our good friends " FIRECREEK" Bluegrass Band ! These
guys are from the Belmont area and even frequent some of our Jam Sessions.
They have also performed at Dallas' Country Kitchen, and have provided a
little bluegrass lately for the Belmont Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings.
Besides that, they're just all-around nice guys, so come out and support
the local boys !! Door opens at 6:30, and the show starts at 7:00. Admission
is $8 Adults / Kids 10 & under FREE with a paying adult. The snack bar will
be open with candy bars, ice cream, crackers, sodas, know
the routine. Be first in line to claim your seat !

The Scruggs Opry House family lost a good friend several days ago. You may have
known Haley Chastain (Mrs. Chris Barfield) from her longtime work at Twin Tops
Fish Camp. Please remember her family in prayer. In addition to her husband,
her family includes a young son and daughter, as well as her parents, sister, and
extended family. We rejoice that she is safe with the Lord, but she will really be missed here. Thank You.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


The MAY JAM SESSION will be on Monday May 5th starting at 7:00 pm. We are having some really good turn-outs at these Jam Sessions and encourage you to join us ! There is never a charge to play or to listen. We encourage you to come especially if you are a beginning musician...the best thing for beginners is to be around people with more experience ! All ages are welcomed ! We do have drinks and snacks available for sale during the Jam Sessions. We try to finish up by 9:00 to get those kids home !

Friday MAY 9th at 7:00 PM we welcome REVONDA ROBERTS & HARVEST WIND to the Opry House.
Revonda Roberts and Harvest Wind are a Multi-Dove Award nominated 6 member bluegrass gospel group. They received a 2008 SPBGMA nomination for Bluegrass Gospel Group of The Year. Their last cd, "Ancient of The Days" lifted the bar in the bluegrass gospel genre. It was so well received among gospel and bluegrass radio that songs continue to remain on well respected music charts. Their music crossed genre lines, landing on country gospel charts as well as bluegrass and southern gospel charts. This band is known for its original material and captivating sound.
They won a statewide talent search that earned them an appearance on the legendary "Carolina Calling / Authur Smith television program. The show that they were on still appears on television. Additionally, they have been booked at New York City's Lincoln Center and Silver Dollar City and have played SPBGMA in Nashville, TN several times. They have played with just about every bluegrass group in the field today. Their music has often been selected as bluegrass association theme songs and helped to launch radio stations all across the country. The band is in such high demand that they book nearly a year in advance. They also do their part in the community playing for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hospice and Special Olympics.
They were the highest selling artist with their first record label and when they signed their next recording contract, their music became international. With no signs of slowing down, this group is preparing to have their fifth cd titled "Stillwater" coming out Spring 2008.

Please bring the neighbors and enjoy a night of good bluegrass gospel at its very best.
The door opens at 6:30 so be first and claim your spot ! Admission is $8 adults and children 10 & under get in FREE with a paying adult. Snacks, drinks, coffee, etc will be available at the snack bar.

Then on Saturday MAY 24th we're happy to have EASY PICKINS bluegrass band
join us. Door opens at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:00 pm. Admission/snack info is same as show info above for the 9th. Two great opportunities for family entertainment in May !

As always, we'd like to THANK everyone who supports the Opry House ! We're thankful for the friends, musicians, family members, music fans and neighbors
who help to keep the place going ! Your support is instrumental in letting us continue to bring bluegrass to Belmont !

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Coming in April

We want to make welcome AL Wood & The Smokey Ridge Boys on Saturday, April 5th at the Opry House. Al Wood has performed at many bluegrass festivals up & down the east coast. It would be impossible to list all of the various places he has performed in all these years, but to name a few:

Nashville's Grand Ole Opry (Ryman Auditorium) Several Times As Guests Of Bill Monroe

Earnest Tubs Record Shop (Midnight Jamboree).

Bill Monroes "Bean Blossom" Bluegrass Festival

Performed For US Senators In Washington, DC

WXII TV Live Radio Show 2 Years On WPAQ In Mt Airy, NC WHKY Hickory With Fiddler Jim Shumate
80% Of All Bluegrass Festivals On East Coast, Including: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia & Florida Gettysburg PA,

Winchester VA Ralph Stanley'sFestival,

Coburn VA
WWVA Wheeling W.VA.
With Hershel Sizemore

AL Wood & The Smokey Ridge Boys
record and perform mostly all original material and main stream traditional bluegrass.
You are sure to enjoy a night of great music from one of the pioneers of Bluegrass from this area.
Doors open at 6:30PM and music starts at 7:00PM. As always we have plenty of refreshments at the snack bar along with coffee and hot chocolate.
We look forward to seeing everybody there.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


The Monthly Jam Session for April will be on Monday night
April 7th beginning at 7:00pm. We will wrap it up by 9:00pm
so all those kids can make it to school the next day !
We hope you'll join us for
a round of relaxed pickin' .... We had a really good turn-out
last time, including some first time players and first time
listeners ! There's never an admission charge for Jam Sessions
whether you're playin' or lookin' so come join the fun !
The snack bar will be open, with hot coffee, hot chocolate,
sodas and snacks for sale. Hope to see you there !

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Our Monthly Jam Session will be on Monday March 10th.
Join us from 7:00 ~ 9:00pm for some friendly picking.
No pressure here, everyone's welcome to come and enjoy
a night with other musicians from beginners to old-timers !
No admission charge, but snacks will be for sale ! Support
the Opry House ! Door opens about 6:45.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


We want to welcome "DRY RUN" to the Opry House on March 7th. This is an up and coming group from the Mooresville area. Be sure to visit their website and hear some of their music at

Also, on March 21st we have "FLAT OUT BLUEGRASS" from the Monroe area. Be sure to visit their web site and give them a listen at
Please support Bluegrass and Gospel Music

Sunday, February 3, 2008


We're happy to be able to announce that our friends
THE FAR CITY BOYS are returning to the Opry House !
Make plans now to join us on Friday February 29th for
this fantastic gospel bluegrass group ! Many of you will
recall that they were on hand our Grand Opening
weekend in April 2007. You will be glad you came.
The show starts at 7:00. Door opens at 6:30. $8 Adults
Kids 10 & under free w/ adult. Coffee, hot chocolate,
sodas and snacks will be for sale. Remember folks,
75% of your admission price goes to pay the bands
and the Opry House survives off the other 25% and
concession sales. We're glad to keep prices down
so you can come to a great show for less than the
cost of a movie. Support Bluegrass in Belmont !

Don't forget the FEBRUARY JAM SESSION on Monday
FEBRUARY 11th starting at 7:00. Wraps by 9:00.
No admission charge, but the snack bar will be open
so come on back and grab a cup-a-joe ! As always
this jam session is open for all ages and abilities.
Beginners always welcomed !

Saturday, January 19, 2008

CHANGE Coming in February ......

We are proud to announce that the up-and-coming band CONSTANT CHANGE will be performing at the Opry House on Saturday February 2nd ! Their website is to hear a sample of their music. These guys are on their way to the top. They have opened up for Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Rhonda Vincent and other great entertainers. We're especially happy to have them because two of these guys are family - Brian and Daniel Aldridge. You may be familiar with their dad, Mike Aldridge, formerly of the Bass Mountain Boys. Talent is hereditary, apparently folks and these young men have it. The band is rounded out by other very talented guys and we know you'll enjoy the results ! This is a group you do not want to miss.
Door opens at 6:30pm and the show starts about 7:00.
$8 Adults and kids 10 & under get in free with a paying adult. The snack bar will be open as usual.

The MONTHLY JAM SESSION for February will be on
Monday Feb. 11th. As you know, we start about
7:00 and wrap by 9:00pm. If you play an instrument
or are interested in learning, this is the place to be.
You'll find musicians who just love music and are
more than willing to share their knowledge and
include beginners ! Any age and any skill level
welcomed ! No admission charge, but snacks will
be available for sale. JUST A REMINDER GUYS:
Valentine's Day is Thursday Feb.14th - Don't get
caught empty-handed ! (We knew y'all would
appreciate a Heads-Up !!) Come see us !