Grand Ole Opry Throwdown Heads to Fl.

Article Contributed by Woody Graber | Published on Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Grand Ole Opry® in partnership with Huka Entertainment and Tortuga Music Festival are set to take the Opry’s popular Circle Throwdown series to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida April 7 – 9.

Tortuga festival-goers will be treated to pop-up performances from top country artists behind the Opry’s signature microphone stand, throwing down a replica of the famed circle of wood from center stage at the Opry House, a la an “Opry Circle Throwdown.” Fans from around the world can watch the Circle Throwdowns live through Grand Ole Opry and Tortuga Music Festival Facebook pages. “Surprise performances have always been in the mix at Tortuga, and year five of the festival felt like the right time to take it to the next level and partner with an iconic brand, the Grand Ole Opry,” said Evan Harrison, CEO for HUKA Entertainment. “Our fans will love a little taste of the Opry on the beach!"

Opry Circle Throwdowns pay homage to the celebrated circle of wood cut from the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium and placed center stage at the Grand Ole Opry House when the Opry House opened in 1974. Today’s country music newcomers aspire to play on the same circle where musical heroes such as Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, and Dolly Parton have performed.