Elvis

Gospel and patriotic weekend coming up June 7-8

BLAINE — The Haynie Opry will play through the summer with the second half of its 2019 season featuring guest performers and a highlight Elvis Presley tribute.

The Opry, based at the Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. east of Blaine, will feature its annual gospel and patriotic weekend June 7-8, with Allan and Carol Linde playing Friday night and hillbilly rocker Nick Anthony, who performed earlier this season, on Saturday.

The July show will be the featured tribute to Elvis, as a recreation of a June 1972 show he played at Madison Square Garden. Elvis became the first musician in history to sell out four consecutive shows at the Garden.

  he Elvis tribute will take place Friday and Saturday, July 12-13.

“We are taking the tracks and reproducing what he did on that particular concert,” Haynie Opry founder Matt Audette said.

The final show of the season will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10.

“Friday night, we’re just going to showcase ourselves, Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band,” the leader said.

On Saturday, Aug. 10, the Burlington-based country duo The Hometowners will perform.

On the Saturday shows of June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10, a gospel matinee will be featured at 3 p.m. All the other shows take place at 7 p.m. and cost $10, with kids under 12 getting in free. The gospel matinees are $5.

For more information, call 360-366-3321.