Louisiana Hayride Live Radio Show at the Vic Juba Theatre

October 19, 2013 - 7:30pm

Gathering around a large radio with family and friends to listen to popular music shows was a nightly highlight until television brought the stars to the screen.

One of the more famous country music shows in North America was the Louisiana Hayride. Hall of Fame musicians Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Jerry Lee Lewis all performed in the same radio studio.

The Louisiana Hayride was a live radio show, broadcast over KWKH Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana. It ran successfully from 1948 to 1960. The show was instrumental in establishing the careers of such artists as Hank Williams, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash and because of that, earned the nickname ‘The Cradle of the Stars’.

The travelling version of the Louisiana Hayride Radio Show has performed in sold out venues across Canada. Find out why Roy Orbison would wear dark sunglasses and where and when the phrase "Elvis has left the building" was first spoken. You will love the stories you will love the songs.

"It’s hard to find this classic music anywhere and it has really hit home with those who have seen the shows. The memories bring laughter, tears and joy," said performer Gil Risling.

This live music show is written and produced by Lori Risling. It is performed with live singers and re-creates the ambiance of those early radio show days. The show features over 30 songs made famous from the same 1948-60 time period.

Musicians include William Brookfield as Jerry Lee Louis, Adam Fitzpatrick as Elvis, Gil Risling as Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and Roy Orbison, Andrea Anderson as Loretta Lynne and Patsy Cline along with many great songs of that era.

All Seats:  $39.00

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