Renfro Valley is back and excited for 2016 as this year marks Renfro Valley’s 77th season of great classic country, southern gospel and mountain bluegrass.
For the first time ever, patrons can enjoy one of the great Renfro Valley original shows and their favorite country music headliner in the same night! Renfro Valley shows will begin at 6:30 p.m. so that patrons can see a show, grab a bite to eat, then head to an 8:30 p.m. headliner.
This year also brings two new shows to Renfro Valley, Elwood’s Smooch’s Hillbilly Hoedown and Renfro Valley Bandstand.
Elwood Smooch’s Hillbilly Hoedown is Dollywood’s most famous funny man. The Smoky Mountains most honored musical-comedy clown, brings his laughing, singing, barn burn- ing “Baptist burlap spectacular” to the Kentucky hills every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m, in 2016, beginning May 5th.
Renfro Valley Bandstand will take the audience down memory lane so they relive the music of their life from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s! It happens every Friday night starting April 29th at 6:30 p.m.
Being revitalized for the 2016 season is the Mountain Gospel Jubilee. This show features the best of southern, country, and bluegrass gospel that you are sure to leave this show with a warm heart and a big smile on your face. It happens every Saturday at 3:00 p.m. starting April 30th.
You don’t want to miss the world famous Renfro Valley Barn Dance. Having started in 1939, it is America’s longest running Barn Dance in the United States and the second longest running show behind the Grand Ole Opry. The Renfro Valley Barn Dance is performed every Saturday night starting April 16th at 6:30 p.m.
Renfro Valley is also proud to announce their 2016 Headliner Concert Series that includes 30 Country Music artists, kicking off on April 16th with Tracy Lawrence. Kentucky’s own “Coal Miners Daughter” Loretta Lynn will grace the stage of the New Barn Theater this season along with the “big man” himself, Trace Adkins, in the Valley for the first time April 24th. Also for the first time, Renfro Valley is proud to welcome LeAnn Rimes, her career expands more than two decades with over 44 million albums sold – this will be a show you definitely won’t want to miss. Renfro Valley also welcomes back some of your favorite legends such as Gene Watson, John Anderson, Earl Thomas Conley, Marty Stuart with Connie Smith, Travis Tritt and many more. 2016 at Renfro Valley is sure to be a year that you will not want to miss!
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.