Renfro Valley Entertainment Center will be celebrating their 75th anniversary this weekend. It is hard to believe that the world famous barn dance has been alive and well for that long of a period of time. On Saturday, November 1st at noon in the Old Barn Theatre, Renfro Valley will host its annual Alumni Show featuring some of its most popular alumni. At 3:30, they will have the Gospel Show and then at 7:00 pm, they kick off the Barn Dance Show with a special throwback edition. Then on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 PM, Renfro Valley will have a 75th Birthday Celebration in honor of the first Barn Dance on this day in 1939. Guests will have an opportunity to come backstage in the historic Old Barn Theater and hear stories of the many memories made there.
The following Saturday, November 8th at 7:00 PM, Renfro Valley will host a “Present Day” 75th Barn Dance Anniversary show in the Old Barn Theater. This show will be the last Barn Dance Show of the 2014 show season as Christmas in the Valley begins November 14th.
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