The cast of the Louisiana Hayride Show brings new songs and characters to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on May 1 at 7 p.m (Photo submitted)

The cast of the Louisiana Hayride Show brings new songs and characters to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on May 1 at 7 p.m (Photo submitted)

Louisiana Hayride Show brings new show and personalities to Nanaimo

Concert to be held at the Port Theatre on May 1

The cast and crew of the Louisiana Hayride Show returns to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre for one night next weekend.

The show starts at 7 p.m. on May 1, and will feature new songs and characters in celebration of 10 years touring across Western Canada.

“You’ll hear the best country and rockabilly hits from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s as they pay tribute to the historical radio program, the Louisiana Hayride, with past favourites and new classics,” read a press release for the show. “You’ll think you’re at their concert when you see Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Crystal Gayle, Lefty Frizzell, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson step on stage to perform for you. Also featured in this amazing show is a tribute to Shania Twain. Audiences are loving the connection from ‘old’ to ‘new’ country.”

The release continued that additional tributes will include music by ‘greats’ such as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty and Charles Pride. The audience will be taken on a musical journey down memory lane, thanks to the singers and musicians of the Louisiana Hayride Show as they recreate these iconic artists.

“The Louisiana Hayride Show, complete with studio stage set, amazing tribute artists and live band will bring you back in time to when songs were meaningful, the words were understood and the sound was pleasant,” read the release.

With thousands of fans attending the show throughout their 10 years of touring throughout Western Canada, the audience can expect an evening of stellar musicianship and extraordinary vocals presented by the cast.

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