Louisiana Hayride Show returns to Red Deer this May

When you step into a Louisiana Hayride Show, the mantra is clear: “always something new.”

This year, fans can anticipate the return of music by beloved icons like Willie Nelson, gracing the stage after six years with a special skit guaranteed to bring laughs.

Yet the show doesn’t stop there. Prepare to be dazzled by Andrea Anderson’s rendition of Shania Twain’s That Don’t Impress Me Much, complete with a leopard-print cape sure to steal the spotlight.

Since its premiere in March 2010, the Louisiana Hayride Show has become a favourite among classic music lovers across Western Canada. Now, 14 years later, the cast and crew are reuniting for a spring special that’s guaranteed to bring joyful entertainment to all ages.

Lori Risling, long-time producer, host and creative vision behind the production, says the crew are excited to get back on stage and perform for crowds across Western Canada.

“We make a point of saying ‘always something new’ and we really want to deliver on that promise!”

While the Louisiana Hayride Show embraces the allure of contemporary hits, it remains rooted in the timeless melodies of yesteryear. With classics from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, including beloved gems like I Fall to Pieces by Patsy Cline and Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison, the show pays homage to the legends who paved the way for modern music.

Amidst the nostalgia, the Louisiana Hayride refuses to dwell solely in the past. With a dynamic list of performances that spans genres and generations, audiences can expect to hear an eclectic mix of tunes, from the foot-stomping rhythms of Johnny Cash to the infectious energy of Jerry Lee Lewis.

But perhaps the true magic of the Louisiana Hayride lies in its ability to transport audiences to a bygone era, where songs were stories and melodies lingered in the soul. As performers channel the spirit of icons like Elvis Presley and Loretta Lynn, audiences are whisked away on a journey through the halls of music history.

So, whether you’re a die-hard fan or a newcomer to the world of classic tunes, the Louisiana Hayride Show invites you to join in the celebration of music’s timeless appeal.

Closing out the month in Olds, Alberta on April 29, the cast and crew will then return to Red Deer May 1 for their 13th show at the Memorial Theatre since their debut in 2010.

Visit hayrideshow.com to buy tickets or learn more about the show’s history and coming tour dates.

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