The Virginia Opry Celebrates Its Theme, “Music Is Love” Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters “Be My Valentine” Show
Emcee Alfred “Mustard” Dearing, Sr.
Saturday, February 5, 2022 – 7 PM at The Historic Masonic Theatre
Tickets $25 – $40 Based on Seating Location Box Seats must be purchased in pairs (Includes a $5 Fee)
Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters(R) will perform at the “Be My Valentine” Show as newly inducted members of The Virginia Opry on stage at The Historic Masonic Theatre on Saturday, February 5, 2022. This will be their fifth performance at the venue.
Governor Ralph Northam signed “Senate Bill 283” on March 31, 2020, to designate The Virginia Opry as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s official Opry, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters(R) August 2020 induction and performance at The Historic Masonic Theatre was postponed.
Pinkney’s legacy group is hailed as “The best act of its genre on the music scene today,” engaging in compliance with all States’ Truth in Music Laws, and via a registered United States Patent and Trademark Office Federal Service Mark for the name Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters(R), expanded through litigation to include “The Original Drifters” and “The Drifters.”
The internationally famous doo-wop and R&B group The Drifters was co-founded by Bill Pinkney in 1953. Thirty-five years later in 1988, original members Pinkney, organizer Clyde McPatter, Gerhart Thrasher, and four later Drifters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which filmed PINKNEY’s oral history in 2001 for its Legends Series.
“Be My Valentine” Show at The Virginia Opry will feature the famous quartet performing such favorites as “Money Honey,” “This Magic Moment,” “Please Stay,” “Dance with Me,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Up on the Roof,” and “Stand by Me.”
“Like fine art, great music stays with us through the years to enjoy and to share.”