‘Dakota Opry’ returns to Gayville

'Dakota Opry' returns to Gayville
Gayville Hall presents its country music show, "The Dakota Opry," featuring guest stars Bob and Sheila Everhart, on Saturday, May 26, at 8 p.m. in Gayville.

Bob Everhart was a musical pioneer in Branson, MO, leading the early music shows at Silver Dollar City, and hosting the PBS music series Old Time Country Music. He has recorded many CDs on his own record label in Iowa and for Canadian and European companies and made six albums, including a Grammy-nominated record for Smithsonian/Folkways Records.

"The Dakota Opry" debuted at Gayville Hall in June of 2004 and is led by John and Susan McNeill of Springfield, the regular musical hosts at Gayville Hall. A prolific writer of cowboy and country tunes, John McNeill created the hall's tributes to Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.

Wakonda fiddler Owen DeJong and his Poker Alice Band partner Nick Schwebach on steel and lead guitars will also perform

The Everharts returned from a three-month concert tour of New Zealand and Australia earlier this year and will host their 32nd annual National Old Time Country and Bluegrass Festival in Missouri Valley, IA, in August. They will be making their third appearance in "The Dakota Opry," after appearances with the show in Okoboji, IA, in 2004 and 2005.

Gayville Hall is located at 502 Washington St. in Gayville. Tickets are $10 at the door or $12.50 for a reserved seat. Call 605-267-2859.

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