August 2015 at the Badgett Playhouse

Grand Rivers Badgett PlayhouseHere is the performance schedule for the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers, KY, for August 2015. Please call to confirm before you travel. All shows are reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223 and book your tickets today.

Variety! Music, Memories & More: Friday nights in August at 7:00PM
This weekly venue celebrates music and entertainment from our country’s history both past to present! Take a stroll down memory lane! Let the songs and special moments from the past touch your life again like they did back then. Relive old memories and make new ones!

The 70’s Show!: August 8 at 7:00PM
Remember when music was fun?! A two-hour tribute to Disco, Rock & Roll, Singer-songwriters and a whole lot more!

The Southern Gospel Show: August 9 at 2:00PM
Join us for these special afternoon Gospel Shows where the soaring vocals and talented musicians will have you singing along to your favorite gospel songs and hymns.

Pickin’ & Grinnin’: Saturday August 15th, 2:00PM
Classic comedy sketches and corny jokes help to recreate the feel of the by-gone era of the variety show format.

The Fabulous 50’s Show!: August 21 at 2:00PM
Take a stroll down memory lane through a time that brought us Doo-Wop, Elvis, Car Hops and the Twist. Grease your hair back or throw on a poodle skirt and rollerskate on down to the theater for a fabulous time!

The Super 60’s Show!: August 15, 22, and 29 at 7:00PM. Last three Saturdays of the month.
Walk down memory lane through a wide-ranging musical decade that defined a generation!

Smoke on the Mountain; The Sanders Family Part 1: August 22, and 29 at 2:00PM
The year is 1938. It’s Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an upliftin’ evening of singin’ and witnessin’. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time.

For more info on Badgett Playhouse shows please visit them online at: Badgett Playhouse Showtimes

July 2015 at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers, KY

Super 60 ShowHere is what’s happening at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers, KY, in July 2015. Please call to confirm before you travel. All shows are reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223 and book your tickets today.

Pickin’ & Grinnin”
Every Thursday night this July 7:00PM
July 17 at 2:00PM
Join The Badgett Playhouse for a tribute to all those great country-themed variety shows! Featuring classic country hits, comedy sketches, a five-piece band and three singers performing the hits of such artists as Buck Owens, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Charlie Pride, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Floyd Cramer. Classic comedy sketches and corny jokes help to recreate the feel of the by-gone era of the variety show format.

The Fabulous 50′s Show
July 18, and 25 at 2:00PM
July 11 at 7:00PM
Celebrate the sights and sounds of the greatest decade ever! Take a stroll down memory lane through a time that brought us Doo-Wop, Elvis, Car Hops and the Twist. Grease your hair back or throw on a poodle skirt and rollerskate on down to the theater for a fabulous time!

Variety! Music, Memories & More
Friday nights in July 7:00PM
Friday July 24 at 2:00PM
This weekly venue celebrates music and entertainment from our country’s history both past to present! Take a stroll down memory lane! Let the songs and special moments from the past touch your life again like they did back then. Relive old memories and make new ones!

The 70’s Show!
Saturday, July 11 at 2:00PM
Saturday, July 18 and 25 at 7:00PM
Remember when music was fun?! A two-hour tribute to Disco, Rock & Roll, Singer-songwriters and a whole lot more.

The Southern Gospel Show
July 10, 12, 26, and 31 at 2:00PM
Join The Badgett Playhouse for these special afternoon Gospel Shows where the soaring vocals and talented musicians will have you singing along to your favorite gospel songs and hymns.

All performances Reserved Seating.
Call the Box Office at 888-362-4223
for tickets.
Find the complete 2015 Badgett Playhouse Schedule online at www.grandriversvariety.com

June at the Badgett Playhouse

Here is what’s happening at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers, KY, in June 2015. Please call to confirm before you travel. All shows are reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223 and book your tickets today.

Variety! Music, Memories & More
Friday Nights June 5, 12, and 19th 7:00PM
This weekly venue celebrates music and entertainment from our country’s history both past to present! Take a stroll down memory lane! Let the songs and special moments from the past touch your life again like they did back then. Relive old memories and make new ones!

The Fabulous 50’s Show!
Saturdays at 2:00PM June 6, 13, 20, and 27
Also playing June 25th at 10:00AM and 2:00PM
Take a stroll down memory lane through a time that brought us Doo-Wop, Elvis, Car Hops and the Twist. Grease your hair back or throw on a poodle skirt and rollerskate on down to the theater for a fabulous time!

The Super 60’s Show!

Saturdays 7:00PM June 6, 13, and 20.
Walk down memory lane through a wide-ranging musical decade that defined a generation!

Pickin’ & Grinnin’
Friday June 12 at 2:00PM and 26 at 7:00PM
Classic comedy sketches and corny jokes help to recreate the feel of the by-gone era of the variety show format.

The Outlaws of Country Music
June 19 at 2:00PM
The show culminates in one final showcase where the “Outlaws” and the “Sweethearts” join together for one last shot at fame and fortune.

The Southern Gospel Show
June 26 at 2:00PM
Join us for these special afternoon Gospel Shows where the soaring vocals and talented musicians will have you singing along to your favorite gospel songs and hymns.

For more show times and details visit them online!

Grand Rivers Celebrates Stanley Walker Day

RayandStanley_WalkerIn honor of Grand Rivers native and musical talent Stanley Walker, Sunday, June 7, 2015 will be celebrated with a concert by Stanley and friends at the Badgett Playhouse. The concert is free, but donations will be collected for Together We Rise. Together We Rise is a non-profit organization benefiting area foster children. The donations will go towards a fund to purchase custom duffel bags for foster children going in between homes.

When moving from home to home, or facility to facility foster children carry their belongings in a plastic bag– if they have belongings to begin with. Most of the things they carry are clothes that aren’t even theirs because in most foster facilities children share clothing. Stanley Walker Day will raise money to purchase duffel bags with special items placed inside for these children to travel with. These bags are $30 a piece and come with a blanket, pillow pal, hygiene kit, a box of crayons, and a coloring book. A team of volunteers will decorate the bags and add in a personal letter. Giving them words of inspiration and encouragement they don’t hear very often.

Help us to make a difference in the way children experience foster care here in our area. Concert time is 2:00 p.m. Join us in Grand Rivers for an afternoon of live music by Stanley Walker and friends and help Stanley raise money for a good cause.

Stanley Walker
Stanley was born in Grand Rivers and started playing guitar when he was only five years old. Growing up, he listened to the Grand Ole Opry and dreamed of being there. In 1969, his dream came true when he played behind Jean Shepard. Stanley’s sound is different from any other guitarist because he tunes his guitar to straight E rather than natural tuning. His early playing resembled single string Ernest Tubb songs.

Stanley played lead guitar for Ray Smith and the Rock and Roll Boys from 1956 to 1969. With rockabilly enthusiasts, Ray is revered for his five singles released on Sun Records. Stanley played on all of Smith’s songs cut at Sun.

Stanley’s career highlights also included appearances on Hee Haw, solo recordings, and backing artists including Roy Clark, Lefty Frizzell, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Stanley has produced four country albums and was recognized in Billboard Magazine for the singles, ‘Old Easy Loving & He Ain’t Easy Anymore. Stanley was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2008.

Here is a link we have started online to help raise money for the bags. Together We Rise!

May 2015 at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers

Sweetheart_Info-Page02022012Here is what’s happening at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers, KY, in May. Please call to confirm before you travel. All shows are reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223 and book your tickets today.

The Sweethearts of Country Music
Friday May 1, at 2:00PM
Saturday May 2, 9 and 16 at 7:00PM
Join three very different ladies as they pursue one common goal… the elusive dream of fame and fortune on Music Row in Nashville. Along the way, these “Sweethearts” pay tribute to the ladies of country music that have gone on before them; Dolly, Loretta, Tammy and many, many more.

The Southern Gospel Show
May 2, and 5 at 2:00PM
Join us for these special afternoon Gospel Shows where the soaring vocals and talented musicians will have you singing along to your favorite gospel songs and hymns.

Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming
Saturdays at 2:00PM
May 9, 16, 23, and 30
Its 1945, the war is over and America’s years of prosperity are just beginning. Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe has been called to preach in Texas, and is preparing to ride into the sunset with his wife June, who is eight months pregnant. Tomorrow morning, young Dennis Sanders takes over as Mount Pleasant’s pastor.

The Outlaws of Country Music
Saturday May 22 and 30 at 7:00PM
Friday May 22 at 2:00PM
In this sequel to “The Sweethearts of Country Music”, we celebrate the other side of country…the Outlaws.

Variety! Music, Memories, & More

May 28 at 2:00PM, May 29 at 7:00PM
“Variety! Music, Memories & More” is Western Kentucky’s newest entertainment attraction! This Branson-style family show features a dynamic cast of professional singers, dancers and musicians! Reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223.

Find the complete Badgett Playhouse Schedule on the web at www.grandriversvariety.com. Schedule subject to change. Please call before you travel.