Grand Ole Opry-Inspired Live Radio Show Comes to Athens, Tennessee

ATHENS, Tenn. (WATE) – A concert inspired by classic radio shows, such as Grand Ole Opry, is coming to Athens. Solid Gold County will take place on Friday, September 30 at the Arts Center in Athens, Tennessee.

The show will feature local musical talent including Skelton Key, Wes Swafford and Meghan McGee. Presented as a mock radio show, the fictional radio station, WAAC, will broadcast live from the Black Box with Jim Brooks as the DJ for this tribute to country music.

Joe Littleton directs the show with help from co-director Jason Housley. Other vocal performers include Raegan Graves, Cody Housley, Cord Jones, Lindsey Kimball, Ashley Littleton, Kinslee Melhorn, Steve Miller, Bill Paisley. September Song, the AACA House Band, will provide musical accompaniment.

People can buy general admission seats or reserve a table. Tables must be reserved no later than Tuesday, September 27. All tickets include access to light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. However, attendees can purchase a ‘plus Catering’ ticket to help cover catering costs; however, this is an optional ticket and refreshments are not required.

Refreshments are available at 6:30 p.m., seats begin at 7 p.m., and the show airs at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $17.50 for adults and $12.50 for students. They can be purchased at or The Arts Center at 320 North White Street, Athens, TN. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone with a credit card by calling 423-745-8781.

Solid Gold County is also the first Athens Regional Council concert Arts House Blend Concert Series. The series includes four concerts where budding artists can find larger audiences in their own backyards. You can read more about the series here.

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