Mike & The Moonpies to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

If there’s any band that is well past due for finally getting theirs, it’s Mike and the Moonpies. And even though we’re well past the era that making your debut on the Grand Ole Opry would guarantee you a powder blue Cadillac and a guitar-shaped swimming pool, it’s still no less of an honor, and one Mike and the boys will be officially enjoying on September 6th.

“It’s a dream come true to share the news with y’all,” they say. “Somebody pinch us!”

Mike and the Moonpies are just the latest in a long string of deserving artists who in previous eras could only dream of such an opportunity, but under the management of Dan Rogers are getting the Opry invitation. A Saving Country Music Album of the Year winner (2019’s Cheap Silver & Solid Country Gold) and Single of the Year winner (2021’s “Hour on the Hour”), and regularly a top live act in all of country music, it’s about time Mike and the Moonpies started receiving some of these major accolades and opportunities.

The band released their latest album One to Grow On in 2021 to high acclaim, including the rare 10/10 rating here at Saving Country Music. With a mix of quality songwriting and high caliber instrumentation, MIke and the Moonpies are the true embodiment of the authentic Austin, TX honky tonk band that so many others try to mimic.

Along with the Opry debut, Mike and the Moonpies will be hitting the road hard and heavy this summer, especially out West where they don’t always tour, so take advantage of the opportunity when you can, including appearances at Gordy’s HWY 30 Music Festival in Idaho on June 23rd, the Jackalope Jamboree in Pendleton, OR on June 25th, and Pickathon just outside of Portland on August 4th.

See full tour dates below.

08 Jun – Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, MO
09 Jun – Midland with Mike and the Moonpies – Oklahoma City, OK 
10 Jun – Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Frontier Days – Weatherford, TX
11 Jun – GREAT PLAINS COLISEUM ANNEX – Lawton, OK
16 Jun – Open Road Abilene Texas – Abilene, TX
17 Jun – The Bluelight Live – Lubbock, TX
18 Jun – Smokin on the Plaza – Lovington, NM
23 Jun – Gordy’s HWY 30 Music Festival 2022 – Filer, ID
25 Jun – Jackalope Jamboree 2022 – Pendleton, OR
01 Jul – Billy Bob’s – Fort Worth, TX
02 Jul – Gruene Hall – New Braunfels, TX
03 Jul – Liberty Hill Independence Day Spectacular – Liberty Hill, TX 
09 Jul – DelNorte Tacos – Godley, TX
16 Jul – Huercasa Country Festival 2022 – Riaza, Spain
28 Jul – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA
29 Jul  – Cloverdale Arts Alliance – Cloverdale, CA
30 Jul – Delfino FarmsCamino, CA
31 Jul – The Siren – Morro Bay, CA 
04 Aug – Pickathon 2022 – Happy Valley, OR
05 Aug – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
07 Aug – Windy City Smokeout 2022 – Chicago, IL
11 Aug – Lewis & Clark Brewing Co. – Helena, MT
12 Aug – Beacon Icehouse – Great Falls, MT
13 Aug – Old Saloon – Emigrant, MT
27 Aug – Buda Margarita Salsa Festival – Buda, TX
01 Sep – Heritage Place – Conroe, TX
03 Sep – Manchester Music Festival 2022 – Manchester, KY
16 Sep – Born & Raised Music Festival 2022 – Pryor, OK 
17 Sep – BeachLife Ranch Festival 2022 – Redondo Beach, CA
30 Sep – Alley On Main 2022 – Paintsville, KY


2023 European Dates:

01 Apr – Cluny – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
02 Apr – Omeara – London, United Kingdom
03 Apr – Bodega – Nottingham, United Kingdom
04 Apr – Retro Bar – Manchester, United Kingdom
05 Apr – The Bullingdon – Oxford, United Kingdom
08 Apr – Merleyn – Nijmegen, Netherlands
10 Apr – Der Aa-Theater – Groningen, Netherlands
11 Apr – Music Star – Norderstedt, Germany
12 Apr – Folk å Rock – Malmö, Sweden
13 Apr – Pustervik – Göteborg, Sweden
14 Apr – Belleville, Oslo – Oslo, Norway
15 Apr – Bryggarsalen Konferens, Event & Konsert – Stockholm, Sweden
16 Apr – Hotel Hulingen – Hultsfred, Sweden
19 Apr – Kulturrampe – Krefeld, Germany
20 Apr – NOCHTWACHE – Hamburg, Germany
21 Apr – Privatclub – Berlin, Germany
22 Apr – Real Music Club – Lauchhammer, Germany
23 Apr – Krøsset – Oslo, Norway
24 Apr – Kulturbrunnensaal – Rheinfelden, Switzerland

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