The next Boomtown Opry show, set for Saturday, will feature country music singer Buddy Jewell.
Known as a Branson, Missouri-style variety show featuring live music, comedy, dancing and other family-friendly entertainment, the Boomtown Opry began presenting monthly shows in the area in May. For the August performance, the show will feature Jewell, Kristina Fisher, Nancy Nelson, Brandon Gabbert and comedian Frank Cheek.
Jewell became known on the country music scene after winning the inaugural season of the USA Network’s TV series “Nashville Star.” His first record, “Buddy Jewell,” which went certified gold after selling over half a million copies, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts, as well as at No. 13 on the Top 100 Pop Album charts. He has since released five other albums.
The Boomtown Opry features a house band led by BJ Kyle, who has toured professionally with Colt Ford, Craig Morgan, Tracy Lawrence, Kellie Pickler and others. Local actor/ singer Steve Harrell is the emcee and local country duo Southern Koast (Keith Owens and Susan Tolin) provide background vocals.
Any aspiring singers may audition for future shows before rehearsals on show day around 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 in advance and available through itickets.com, at Martha’s on the Square, at 3in1 Designs Christian Bookstore and at Blackmon’s Furniture in El Dorado and Camden. Tickets also will be available at the door for $20 each, with tickets for children ages 12 and under available at $10 each. The Boomtown Opry is a family-friendly event with no alcohol sold during the show.
The Boomtown Opry is partnering with the El Dorado Boys & Girls Club, with show proceeds benefiting the club. In return, the club provides volunteers to staff each show.
For more information on the Boomtown Opry, follow their Facebook page at facebook.com/BoomtownOpry.
This article has been updated to reflect that tickets for children ages 12 and under will cost $10 each for the Saturday show.