Country music legend hits the stage this January

Mickey Gilley

Country music artist Mickey Gilley will perform at the Roadhouse Classic at Shenandoah University in January.

Christian Schweiger, promoter, talent buyer and producer with Bonnie Blue Concerts, said Mickey Gilley ushered in the Urban Cowboy movement in country music, “the soundtrack of many people’s lives.”

“This is a rare opportunity to see a true music legend,” he added.

Gilley, pianist and country music artist who was also featured in the movie, “Urban Cowboy,” will bring along his 17 No. 1 hits for a special concert, playing hit songs that include “Stand by Me” and “Don’t All the Girls Look Prettier at Closing Time.”

“The public will see a big show, right here in Winchester, the nicest venue in the Shenandoah Valley with great acoustics on a Texas-style Saturday night,” Schweiger said.

“The Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre is the jewel of the Shenandoah Conservatory, with cushy seats, bar service and professional staff.”

He said the Shenandoah Conservatory was recently named one of the top 10 music schools in the country.

“Last year’s inaugural Roadhouse Classic was a huge hit with a special performance by Travis Tritt. The show was enjoyed by folks from all walks of life including a member of the U.S. Congress and many musicians and fans,” he said.

Gilley will be headlining the Bonnie Blue Concert’s Roadhouse Classic Jan. 14 at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre at Shenandoah University. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets will be available at http://tiny.cc/wqucey. Prices are between $79.50-$89.50.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com