Grand Ole Opry and Belk to Celebrate the SEC March 16
Three southern icons come together for the first time to celebrate basketball, music and style

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 26, 2019) The Grand Ole Opry® is set to celebrate the hardwood teams of the SEC as Music City hosts the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament next month. “The Opry Salutes the SEC sponsored by Belk” brings three southern staples together on Sat., March 16 and promises to feature free music, a fashion show and SEC action in the Opry Plaza as well as a hoops-themed evening Opry performance.

Among those already scheduled for the night’s Opry show are Opry NextStage artist Riley Green, Maddie & Tae, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan, and Country Music Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs. Opry flagship station 650 AM WSM is scheduled to present live music and SEC personalities on air and in the Plaza in advance of the show, and fans are invited to wear their teams’ colors and gear for a chance to win Opry and SEC merchandise throughout the evening. Belk, official retail department store of the SEC, will host a fashion show featuring the trendiest southern styles during the Front Porch Party on the Opry Plaza. Opry staffers including announcer Mike Terry and pre-show host Juliette Vara will also showcase the latest fashion from Belk as they participate in the evening’s festivities.

SEC Opry fans who purchase March 16 Opry tickets beginning today and before March 9 using code “SECOPRY” can save $5 per ticket on up to eight tickets. The special offer is available at (800)-SEE-OPRY and LINK HERE.

About The Grand Ole Opry:
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday night shows through December, seasonal Wednesdays, and seasonal Opry Country Classics shows on Thursdays. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit opry.com.

About Belk
Belk, Inc., a private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., is where Southern customers shop for their Saturday night outfit, the perfect Sunday dress, and where family and community matter most. But Belk is more than shopping – it’s where you find your own unique way to express who you are. It’s where Southern style lives. Shop Belk in 16 Southern states and www.belk.com to find an assortment of national brands and private-label fashion, shoes and accessories for the entire family, along with top-name cosmetics, a wedding registry and Southern style for the home. Check out the Belk Newsroom to see the retailer in action as they give back to the community, deliver fashion-forward trends and more!

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For more information about the Grand Ole Opry, contact:
Dixie Owen     615-440-6171 dixie@schmidtpr.com
Jessie Schmidt 615-491-7988 jessie@schmidtpr.com

For further information: For more information about the Grand Ole Opry, contact: Dixie Owen 615-440-6171 dixie@schmidtpr.com Jessie Schmidt 615-491-7988 jessie@schmidtpr.com

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Belk, Inc.
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