About The Orange Blossom Opry

 

 

 

 

 

The Orange Blossom Opry is a family oriented, smoke free, country music showcase located in the small Central Florida community of Weirsdale ( In Marion County, south of Ocala, north of Leesburg and close to Belleview, Lady Lake and The Villages.). It is located in what was originally the Weirsdale School Gymnasium.

 

The Weirsdale School was opened in 1923 to serve students in grades 1 - 12 from East Lake Weir, Weirsdale and the surrounding areas. It became Weirsdale Elementary School in 1955 when Lake Weir High School was opened in Sunset Harbor to serve area students in grades 7 - 12. It was closed when the present Weirsdale Elementary School was opened and the buildings remained essentially unused until the gymnasium was converted several years ago to serve as an opry house. The Opry first opened as "Hawhee's Country Music Opry," then became the "Weirsdale Opry," spent one year as "The Great American Music Hall," and finally became "The Orange Blossom Opry."

 

The current owner, Roger Beyers, is in his first year (Took over in February 2014) and the Opry Cast, or, as they are also known, the "Orange Blossom Opry Band,"  presents a variety of musical styles including Traditional Country, New Country, Bluegrass, Rock, Show Tunes, and its own special brand of humor for the past thirteen years.

 

The popular "Jam Night", in which Jammers  sing and/or play along with the band, is held every Thursday at 7:00 PM .  If you are interested in being a Jammer, please contact Suzanne Morgan at 352-821-1201 for details.  A by invitation only "Super Jam" is held once a month! , and the Opry Cast puts on its own show every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM unless a special guest and/or event is scheduled.