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After 28 years of music, laughter and fun, it is time to say goodbye.  Liberty Opry has closed its doors




We have had the honor and privilege to sing, play and laugh alongside some truly gifted musicians and vocalists, and a great comedian.   We have met and become friends with so many wonderful people.  We thank you all for your support and friendship.  Most of all, we want to thank the Liberty Opry Band for their incredible talent and unwavering loyalty. You simply amazed us with your music on each show.  


Rick Burton, drummer extraordinaire

Jim Cox, amazing lead guitarist and vocalist (the Cox family were the original owners and operators of the Liberty Opry)

Michael Garrett, our newest and fabulous bass player

Calvin Gainey, awesome keyboardist, vocalist, sound engineer

Brian Thomas, phenomenal steel guitarist (and a few other instruments)

Larry “Booger Lee” Etheridge – comedian with the greatest antics, facial expressions and delivery


Special mention and thank you to:

Judy Etheridge and Kathy Sowell, the “ticket booth” ladies.  Always there and always ready.

Ray Sowell – played acoustic guitar, known for his ‘Ray Price voice’, and emceed for many years at the Opry

Andy and Jimmy Lingenfelter and Mike Loftin – horn players for many specialty and oldies shows

Previous band members Rodney Smith and John Ray Baxter


To ALL of the excellent guest singers and entertainers that have graced our stage – locally and nationally – we thank you and applaud you.


Even though we are closing, we will still be available to play at other locations and events.  We will update you through social media and check our website for future bookings.


God Bless you all - thank you for the memories.  You will be forever in our hearts.


Jay and Nina Cantu


general information

The Liberty Opry facility at 1812 & 1816 Sam Houston, Liberty, Texas, has been closed and sold to Shiloh Ministries

The Opry plans are to begin having shows in the near future.  We are trying to partner with a church in the Baytown area.  When the Opry shows start up again, we will contact people by email (please subscribe below to be placed on our email list), we will also make announcements and create events on facebook - AND update our website with dates, times and the new location.

The Liberty Opry telephone number : 936-336-5830  will remain active.



There’s no need to travel far!  The Liberty Opry, the best kept secret of  South East Texas, located at 1816 Sam Houston St., Liberty, Texas, provides GREAT live, musical, family-oriented entertainment at very affordable prices. 


We strive to keep our shows and the entire environment family-oriented for everyone to enjoy.  Bring your children and your grandparents for a fun evening of entertainment! 


We offer a great variety of shows; ALL Gospel Shows, Country Shows, and 50′s, 60’s, 70’s – Classic Oldies or Old Time Rock & Roll Shows.  We also have “Specialty Shows” which feature bigger named artists from around the country and we always have an annual Christmas Show with traditional, country and religious Christmas music.


Our shows take place in the historic Park Theater which was built in 1938 and operated as a movie theater for many years.   Some of our customers have shared their childhood memories of attending movies at the Park Theater and cherish the fact that they can still come to the same theater for great entertainment.  The theater was renovated in the early 2000′s, and during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic & shut down, we took the opportunity to remodel, refresh and renew. 


We hear from our customers, time and time again, of how “amazingly welcome” they feel at the Liberty Opry. You will feel the warm reception from the minute you walk in the door. We greet you with a smile and give you friendly assistance the entire evening. It is our utmost goal to make your experience at the Liberty Opry a pleasant and memorable one.


Originating in 1993, the Liberty Opry has always had exceptionally talented and professional musicians and vocalists.  We understand the need for very affordable entertainment for families and people of all ages, so we strive to keep it just that.  Come prepared for an afternoon of exceptional live entertainment, great music, and a laugh or two from comedian, “Booger Lee”.   Come early and enjoy a snack or great dessert in our concession area - all delicious and priced just right!  




Call 936-336-5830 for information or reservations.  Reservations are recommended, however, walk-ins are always welcomed.  We hope to see you at one of our upcoming shows!






P. O. BOX 6008

Liberty, TX   77575




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