GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS (3 July 2017) The Grand 1894 Opera House presents Riders in the Sky in a Salute to Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 8 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com.
Comedy and Western favorites Riders In The Sky return to The Grand with a salute to country legend Roy Rogers. Join Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul, and Joey the Cowpolka King, as they present an evening of toe-tappin' fun! For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame of Western music passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by reviving, revitalizing, and branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life "The Cowboy Way!"
In addition to being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Riders are in the Western Music Association's Hall of Fame, the Country Music Foundation's Walkway of Stars, and the Walk of Western Stars (in Newhall, CA near Melody Ranch Studios) along with Gene, Roy, John Wayne and other cowboy legends. No less important than their two Grammies, Riders have been the Western Music Association's "Entertainers Of the Year" seven times, and won "Traditional Group of the Year" and "Traditional Album of the Year" multiple times. The Academy of Western Artists has named them "Western Music Group of the Year" twice in 5 years, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has bestowed Riders with their Wrangler Award statuette three times. It comes as no surprise then that Billboard magazine's Jim Bessman counts them as one of "the most historically significant acts in the history of American music."
For ticket prices, call The Grand’s box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand’s web site at www.thegrand.com. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice Street in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District and is recognized as “The Official Opera House of the State of Texas.” All major credit cards accepted.