|The first Country Music Monday Show was held in January, 1993 and has been bringing people to Giddings for the past 18 years. Our Rotary Club is very proud of the success of this program. It started out as a fundraiser for the club but it has turned into our most successful “Community Service” project. Proceeds are used to fund scholarships for deserving students in Lee county’s three school districts. During the past 18 years, the club has awarded many scholarships for $1,000 each!
Scholarships are wonderful and we’re very proud that we’ve been able to have a positive impact on our local youth. It’s all attributable to Country Music Monday. However, Country Music Monday is creating a positive impact on more than just the youth in Giddings… it’s creating an economic impact on the local economy too! Each month, year after year, on average 500 people attend Country Music Monday. That’s 6,000 people a year for the 18 years! Most of the people who attend are from out of town.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. but we have to open the doors at 5:15 because there is a line of people waiting to get inside. They come in, save their seats, and then head into town to eat in the local restaurants. They buy gas, pick up groceries, and shop in the stores. Many attendees and performers travel great distances and stay over night in the local hotels. They come from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and many of the smaller area towns.
Admission is $5.00 per person beginning January 2011 ( the first price increase in several years )
In addition to providing quality entertainment, the Lone Star Opry is primarily a fundraiser that allows the Rotary Club of Giddings to offer scholarships and other community projects. Income from Country Music Monday has allowed the Rotary Club of Giddings to award thousands of dollars in scholarships to area students. Even though our price of admission has increased to $5, where else can you go and see 5 – 6 performers and a FANTASTIC band for such a low price? Please come join us - you'll have a great time and be contributing to the community at the same time.
Offering a new era of comfort, convenience and great country music, and featuring the latest High Tech sound system and Big Video Screens every seat will offer a toe tapping experience. With huge paved, lighted parking lots including two handicap areas, front door drop off and motorized cart pick up from the parking lots, Country Music Monday is one of the easiest and most convenient venue’s to attend. Country Music Monday has always featured some of the best musical talent in Central Texas. Our modern facility attracts some of the hottest performers throughout the entire region and State of Texas. The show is presented the first Monday of every month.
Site Updated 17 May, 2013 - Schedule Updates
* * * Country Music Monday 20th Anniversary Celebration * * *
June 3rd, 2013
Giddings High School Cafetorium 2337 N. Main Giddings, TX
(Approx. 1.3 miles North of downtown Giddings on Hwy 77)
Doors Open at 5:15 pm * Show Starts at 7:30 pm
Admission Price: $5.00 per person * Children under 12 Free
With Featured Performers
And Special Guests
Sally Carlson, Curtis Potter
Backed by the outstanding Lone Star Opry Band
Show Sponsored By The
Rotary Club of Giddings
Burgers, Drinks, & Snacks Available For Purchase At The Show By The
Giddings Breakfast Lions Club