March 26, 2006 is the date for a very special Grand Ole Opry show at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The show is a part of three week festival at The Kennedy Center, entitled Country: A Celebration Of America’s Music, which will feature a number of concerts, workshops and other presentations.
The Opry show will include a performance by Opry members The Del McCoury Band, along with Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart.
As a part of this same festival, there will be a concert on April 4, 2006 called String Masters. On this bill are Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Bela Fleck, Mark Schatz, and Bryan Sutton for a show which The Kennedy Center describes thusly:
An acoustic super group of all-star stringed instrument players – collectively, they’re winners of nearly 20 Grammy Awards – performs in an evening that explores country music’s roots and progressive trends.