Calabogie Road is a bluegrass trip you’ll want to take.

This five-piece band has more than 100 collective years of performing for audiences throughout Michigan and Indiana. Their repertoire includes some of the old bluegrass favorites from Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs right up through Alison Krause and Rhonda Vincent.  Calabogie Road offers strong renditions of Gospel tunes, as well as original songs and instrumentals.  Calabogie Road is known for their tight three, four, and sometimes five-part harmonies and some of the finest pickin’ around...this well-liked regional band has a lot to offer.

Doors open 6:00 p.m. 
Calabogie Road  7:00 p.m.
Tickets $10/person

Zellie's Opry House was originally a church, so it gives us great pleasure to have gospel music ringing through the rafters.  
It's time again for our "GOSPEL SING" event.  Zellie's Granddaughter and her music buddies from Narrow Road will entertain with a set of music and then after a quick intermission, we turn on the House lights, pass out the song booklets and the audience will join in singing gospel favorites.  

Join the Zellie’s audience choir as they raise the rafters with the gospel good stuff! 
Let the toe tappin’ and hand clappin’ commence! 

Doors Open 6:00 p.m., Gospel Sing 7:00 p.m.

Admission:  Donation at the Door

Blue Water Ramblers

​Saturday, December 2, 2017

7:00 p.m. Evening Performance

Bill Bynum, a Detroit native with southern roots, is a singer-songwriter with songs both traditional and original, and a sound that’s at once as comfortable as old jeans and as fresh as a new blade of grass.
  Bynum has collaborated with bluegrass legend Pete Goble and has appeared at not only Ann Arbor’s Ark Theater, but also at Nashville, Tennessee’s “Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop Midnight Jamboree” and Nashville's famous Bluebird Cafe.  Bill Bynum, downtown Howard City for only $10--you definitely don’t want to miss this one!

Doors Open 6:00 p.m.

Zellie's Band Pre-Show, 6:10 p.m.

​Bill Bynum & Co., 7:00 p.m.

Tickets $10

Zellie’s will be welcoming Miss Minnie, Gary Fountain, and a whole bushel and peck of friends with our all-time crowd favorite “Old Fashioned Opry Show.”  Take yourself back to the heyday of the Opry...singers, pickers, and even a little humor to lighten the load of your busy life.  Be front and center for our Saturday Matinee on November 11 when the House lights up!   

2017 Opry Show Cast:
Gary Fountain, our “Front Man” for the evening!
Missy Armstrong of Detour
Nick Griffith of Schlitz Creek
Mark “Foose” Zickefoose of Michigan Mafia String Band
Danny “Steel” Hullihen of Jagwire Country
Marty Roberts of Jagwire Country
Steve Albert of Zellie’s Opry House Band
Miss Minnie

& More!

Doors Open 1:00 p.m.

Zellie's Old Fashioned Opry 2:00 p.m.

Tickets $12

"Gospel Sing" Night!
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
7:00 p.m. Evening Performance

Please note...this show has been a "sell out" every year.  We strongly suggest purchasing tickets in advance.

Advance tickets available now!

The good time guys are back!  Songs of Michigan, America and the fabric of our lives!  Regulars at the Wheatland Music Festival, the Great Lakes Maritime Center and Zellie’s Opry House, the Blue Water Ramblers’ Michigan appearances include events, festivals and venues from the 
“thumb to the top of the mitten of Michigan.”  They sing, they pick, and they always entertain.  Great music blended with a little laughter and a whole lot of fun!

Doors Open 6:00 p.m.

Zellie's Band Pre-show, 6:10 p.m.

Blue Water Ramblers, 7:00 p.m.

Tickets $10

The Edgar Loudermilk Trio, featuring Jeff Autry

Matinee Performance

Saturday, October 7, 2017

2:00 p.m. Matinee Performance

Zellie’s Opry House is beyond excited to welcome the

Edgar Loudermilk Trio, featuring Jeff Autry to the Zellie’s stage!  
To many bluegrass fans, Edgar Loudermilk is best known for his solid bass skills, particularly thanks to his long tenure with bluegrass favorites IIIrd Tyme Out.  However, since 2013, Loudermilk’s signature vocals have highlighted his career as a solo artist, releasing two popular albums, with his most recent release Georgia Maple debuting at #4 on the Billboard Charts in July of 2016.   
The Edgar Loudermilk Trio showcases stellar musicianship, featuring the very talented Jeff Autry. Autry is highly regarded as one of the most talented guitarists of our time, performing and recording with many of the bluegrass legends he grew up admiring, including Sam Bush, Vasser Clements, Ricky Skaggs, Peter Rowan and the John Cowan Band.  Jeff also steps out on lead and harmony vocals. 
Rounding out the trio on mandolin is the highly accomplished Zack Autry.  Zack picked up the mandolin when he was 8 years old and he’s been lighting up stages with his talent since then.  In addition, Zack lends his voice to lead and harmony.

Doors open 1:00 p.m. 
Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry  2:00 p.m.
Tickets $10/person

Zellie's Old Fashioned Opry Show

Saturday, November 11, 2017

2:00 p.m. Matinee Performance


Zellie’s Opry House


​with special guest & hometown favorite Isaac Smith

November 25, 2017

2:00 p.m. Matinee Performance

Harbourtown has been blazing trails, playing festivals, cruises, and numerous venues, bringing wit and talent to the stage. With powerful vocals that blend smoothly, they perform many great originals from the founding leader Tony Hickman, who started the group in the 70's. Still carrying on the torch, Harbourtown has tremendous stage presence and they’re sure to make you smile!  Jeremie Cole, Lynn Fox, Kurt Hickman, and John Coffey (Old Fashioned Opry Show alumnus!), with special guest fiddler and hometown favorite Isaac Smith.

When the Harbourtown boys roll in, the fun begins!

Doors Open, 1:00 p.m.

Harbourtown, 2:00 p.m.

Tickets $10

Calabogie Road

Bluegrass & Gospel

Saturday, September 23, 2017

7:00 p.m. Evening Performance

Bill Bynum & Co.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

7:00 p.m. Evening Performance