The Grand Ole Opry will join Women Rock For The Cure in the fight against breast cancer Saturday, Oct. 22 with its third annual Opry Goes Pink show. The evening will be split into two shows. ABC’s Good Morning America co-anchor, Robin Roberts, who survived breast cancer herself, will be a special guest announcer for a portion of the night’s first show. She will introduce acts as well as the Women Rock For The Cure Honorary Survivor of the Year, Yolanda Smith.
Opry member Martina McBride will take the stage to flip the switch during the first show, turning the Opry’s signature barn backdrop pink in support of the cause. McBride’s current single, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” offers hope to those affected by cancer.
For every ticket sold for the night’s second show, $5 will also be donated to Women Rock For The Cure. That show is scheduled to include performances from Lauren Alaina, Edens Edge, Kellie Pickler, Ronnie Milsap, and more. In addition to her performance, Pickler will flip the switch on the Opry’s barn backdrop, turning it pink for the second show of the night. Tickets are available at (615) 871-OPRY and www.Opry.com.
Over the weekend (10/16), PinkFest 2011, part of Hard Rock International’s 12th annual Pinktober, was held at Hard Rock Cafe Nashville to benefit Women Rock For The Cure. Among the performers donning fashion provided by the Betsey Johnson store were Sarah Darling, Marlee Scott, Kendra Chantelle, Cissy Crutcher, The Lowry Sisters, Alexa Carter, Ya Za, and bands Kink Ador, Baby Daggers and The Vicious Guns.