Each year country music artist Tony Booth and a collection of his musician friends gather to perform a night of ‘real country music’ at Billy’s Hall in Pearland, 4070 Wells Drive, dubbed Tony Booth Day. This year the celebration expands to two days May 5-6, 2017 with a commemorative Friday night Alvin Opry Reunion dance to set the mood from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. and the party continues Saturday starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $15 at the door and in advance. For tickets call 713-252-9773.
The Alvin Opry hosted country music artists every Friday night in a modest Alvin dancehall for 26 years before closing its doors in 2014 due to the health-related issues of the owner. Alvin resident Tony Booth was a regular at the Alvin Opry. Pearland resident and country music fan Lynn Brown met Booth in 1993 at the Opry. By 1996, Brown became Booth’s booking manager and Tony Booth was touring and performing again on a regular basis.
“For years we’ve talked about reuniting with our friends from the Alvin Opry and this year seemed like the perfect time to do it being at the 10-year mark with Tony Booth Day,” according to Brown, booking manager for Tony Booth.
Entertainers at the Friday, May 5 Alvin Opry Reunion dance at Billy’s Hall, 4070 Wells Drive include Tony Booth, Brian Collins, Lauretta Turner, John Mark Davis, Miranda Diede, Kim Lanier, Missy Brown, Rhonda Walters, Sylvia Riggs, Shalane, Shawn Johnson, Jim Beaumont, Mary Dooley, Arnold Parker, Royce Melton, Tommy Reed and The Texas Express Band with emcee Tracy Pitcox.
The line-up for Saturday, May 6 at Billy’s Hall, 4070 Wells Drive includes Tony Booth, Johnny Bush, Brian Collins, Dallas Wayne, Randy Cornor, Larry Booth, Justin Trevino, Dottie Jack, Doug Boggs, Robin Booth, Lauretta Turner, Jerry Locke, Tommy Reed, Buddy Hrabel, Matt Reed & Harris Kubos, and Emcee Tracy Pitcox.