The idea is for a handful of well-known local musicians, not of the country-music persuasion, to cover classic country music from the likes of Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash.
Writes Jaime Holt — part of the six-person volunteer committee behind Fresno Grand Opry and the Jaime in the Josh & Jaime duo:
We were looking for something that wasn’t being done that would involve local music and showcase one of the great old theaters downtown. The Liberty really is a gem. Old-school country western music is beloved by lots of local bands, but no one was really performing it live. The folks involved in the event also feel that the old school stuff is a far cry from the modern stuff selling out the Save Mart Center. The old stuff is about heartache, prison, divorce, alcoholism, etc, and the new stuff is a lot tamer. This makes the old stuff really meaty for a live show
Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door, will all proceeds going toward KFSR. Tickets should be for sale soon at myticketportal.com.