The Mountaineer Opry has relocated and reopened for business. After 45 years in Milton, WV, the show is now a few miles down the road in Barboursville, at the Cabell County 4-H Camp Conference Center.
Larry Stephens and his wife, Mary, are promoters of the Opry, located near Huntington in the western part of the state. They have managed the shows since 1991 when founder Paul King retired. The new venue offers bluegrass shows several Saturdays each month.
Larry stressed, “Each show is made up of two 45-minute sets. We have a seating capacity of about 200, and a large concession area with tables to sit and eat. We serve coffee, soft drinks, hot dogs, BBQ, fresh made popcorn, and chips. This is a family type venue with no drugs, no alcohol allowed, and is smoke free.”