The Grand Ole Opry to Celebrate "100 Priceless Years" of Minnie Pearl
The Grand Ole Opry is poised to celebrate the life and legacy of one of its most iconic members ever, Minnie Pearl, leading up to the 100th anniversary of the comedienne’s birth. Celebrations of the performer’s humor and more than 50-year Opry career begin this week and will culminate with an Opry show in her honor on Tues., Oct. 23.
- Opry House Backstage Pass Tours: guests on Grand Ole Opry House Backstage Tours will celebrate Minnie’s 100th birthday with additions including a Minnie stand-up photo op in the “Now That’s Funny” dressing room celebrating comedians at the Opry and video clips of some of her funniest comedic moments.
- Opry Performances: Beginning next month, Opry performances will be preceded by the Opry’s Minnie Pearl character being available for photos with show guests plus a variety of Minnie-related games in the auditorium before the show.
- Opry House Photo Gallery: Photos depicting the life of Sarah Colley Cannon and Minnie Pearl will be on display in the lobby of the Grand Ole Opry House beginning Thurs., July 12.
- The Opry Backstage Grill: The Grand Ole Opry-branded restaurant is preparing a strawberry shortcake birthday dessert with a look reminiscent of Minnie’s famous flowered hat.
- Opry.com: The Opry’s official website will include a special “Hats Off To Minnie!” page with vintage photos and video of Minnie on the Opry, “Minnie Moments” from country stars, and more. The page also details how fans can share their own “Minnie Moments” with the Opry and the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation.