Combine the Grand Ole Opry, country superstars, and a worthy cause. What do you get? A great night of music and pink lights! And this year features one of country music’s hottest new stars.
Women Rock For The Cure™ is the event that turns the Opry lights survivor pink. October 24th marks the 9th consecutive year of this occurrence.
According to their website, “Women Rock For The Cure™ is committed to connecting and supporting young women facing breast cancer.”
The organization is the brainchild of four friends eager to make a difference. All four are connected to the music industry. And most notably, cancer touched each of their lives in some way.
And so, in 2007, they decided to “organize an all-female..benefit concert…to help raise awareness and funds for the cause.” This became Women Rock For The Cure.
They remain committed to the cause. In addition to the Opry concert, they host several other fundraising events. All proceeds go toward outreach efforts. These include the Young Survivors Retreat. That retreat brings together young women affected by breast cancer.
Flipping the Switch
The night starts when the lights change from red-and-white to survivor pink. According to the Opry website, this year Kelsea Ballerini flips the switch to turn on the blazing pink lights.
After the lights change, several stars take the stage and perform.
Ballerina is one of the featured performers. Joining her is country music superstar and Opry member Trisha Yearwood. Yearwood also has a special honor that night.
According to the Opry website, Yearwood will “introduce the Women Rock for the Cure honorary survivor.” This survivor “symboliz[es] individual battles…won against the disease.”
Ballerini and Yearwood aren’t the only artists taking the stage. Easton Corbin and Runaway June are performing. Additionally, LANCO is making their Opry debut.
Past performers include some big stars. Think Martina McBride, LeeAnn Rimes, and Jason Aldean.
$5 of each ticket sold goes toward the cause. If you think you want to see the Opry, this is the night.